Reading Salad: A Hands-On Reading Demonstration

This is an amazing reading lesson that helps our students learn to think while they are reading. It makes the entire process visual as well. To teach this lesson, you will need three bowls. Have a large empty salad bowl…

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Bullseye: Greatest Hits

Bullseye: Greatest Hits This is a one-off story that attempts to tell the origin of one of the most dangerous villains in comics. This graphic novel collects the entire run of the five issues mini-series. First off, the title is…

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The Hulk is Indestructible

Indestructible Hulk: Volume 1 – Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. Bruce Banner has been fighting the monster within ever since the Gamma Bomb turned him into the Incredible Hulk. The meek scientist has been looking for a cure for years. He hates…

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Hula Hoops on the First Day of School!

I like to start off the first day of school by pushing all of the desks to the side of the room and setting up enough hula hoops for each student in my class. I have been doing this for years…

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Earth Afire – Ender’s Game Prequel

Earth Afire by Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston I had no idea that this book was part of a trilogy when I started reading it. I just thought it was a one-off prequel to Ender’s Game. I enjoyed the read…

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The New Spider-Man, Miles Morales

I’d been wanting to read this title for some time now. I finally got around to it, thanks to the Marvel Unlimited Comics App on my iPhone. They had a one month special subscription price as a special comic-con deal…

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There’s Logic Behind How Our Numbers Look

This is a fascinating image showing a correlation between the number symbols we use every day and the number of angles in each shape. It’s brilliant! I’m not sure about the historical accuracy of this image though. It seems like…

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John Lawson Trail

Let’s explore the John Lawson Park trail in Ingersoll, Ontario, Canada. It starts out fairly nondescript but goes off into the woods for a short period. Unfortunately, my photos of that portion of the trail didn’t turn out. I love…

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Amazing Spider-Man: Dying Wish

The Amazing Spider-Man: Dying Wish by Dan Slott, Humberto Ramos, and Richard Elson Spider-Man swung into our lives in 1963 and immediately became an iconic hero. But all good stories must come to an end. This graphic novel tells the…

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List and the Interpret a Moment

This is a great idea for a classroom activity. It involves reading a moment by paying attention to our senses, listing everything that crosses our minds, and then interpreting that list. Tina Welling explains it all in her book “Writing…

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