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7 Reasons Why Wordless Picture Books are so Powerful Pinterest

7 Reasons Why Wordless Picture Books are so Powerful

Wordless picture books are often quickly dismissed as being too easy. But they are a powerful tool in developing literacy skills. In this post, you will discover how wordless books promote comprehension, acquisition of new vocabulary, listening skills and an Read More … ….
Questions For Reading Comprehension to Use in the Classroom

Questions For Reading Comprehension in the Classroom

As a teacher, you know that reading comprehension is essential for your students. But what are the best ways to help them improve their comprehension skills? These questions for reading comprehension can help! They can be used to get kids Read More … ….
Children’s Books about Sharing and Compromising

Children’s Books about Sharing and Compromising

Children’s Books about Sharing and Compromising These children's books about sharing show the importance of compromise and harmonious interactions in your classroom. The books also cover themes of cooperation, fairness, sharing and reflection. Why Read Children’s Books about Sharing and Read More … ….
Free Children's Books Online: 15 of The Best Websites

Free Children's Books Online: 15 of The Best Websites

If you are a teacher or know someone who is and are looking for free children's books online to read to your students, look no further! With so many different stories to choose from, children are sure to find something Read More … ….
Diverse Children's Books about Friendship for the Classroom

Diverse Children's Books about Friendship for the Classroom

Diverse Children's Books about Friendship for the Classroom Friendships help us develop trust, compassion, and a sense of belonging. In these books about friendship, your students will see characters sharing, cooperating, and seeing different perspectives. Making Friends and Developing Social Read More … ….
Benefits to Reading With Children Everyday

Benefits to Reading With Children Every Day

There are many benefits to reading with children every day, particularly struggling readers. It is essential for their education, development, and relationship building. Read on for more information on these advantages you can share with your parents. 7 Reasons Why Read More … ….
Autumn and Fall Picture Books for Classroom and Library Shelves

Autumn and Fall Picture Books for Classroom and Library Shelves

As the days grow shorter and the leaves start to turn, autumn has officially arrived. This time of year is perfect for settling down with a good book, and what could be better than reading about autumn itself? Here are Read More … ….
The Invisible Boy Activities and Comprehension Questions

The Invisible Boy Activities and Comprehension Questions

The Invisible Boy Activities and Comprehension Questions Do your students struggle with making friends? Read on to find The Invisible Boy activities and comprehension questions to promote discussions on inclusion, making friends, kindness and empathy. Brian struggles with making himself Read More … ….
Picture Books about Making Friends

Picture Books about Making Friends and Social Skills

Picture Books about Making Friends and Social Skills These picture books about making friends show characters successfully using different strategies to make new friends. The books will support your students in knowing they are not the only one who finds Read More … ….
Chrysanthemum Activities and Comprehension Questions

Chrysanthemum Activities and Comprehension Questions

Chrysanthemum Activities and Comprehension Questions How do you help your students deal with bullying in the classroom? Read on to find Chrysanthemum activities and comprehension questions that focus on identity, relationship skills and self-management. Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes promotes identity, Read More … ….
Diverse Picture Books for the First Day of School

Diverse Picture Books for the First Day of School

Diverse Picture Books for the First Day of School These picture books for the first day of school will reassure your students about what to expect in new situations. They promote discussions on routines, expectations and making new friends. Why Read More … ….
Each Kindness Activities and Comprehension Questions

Each Kindness Activities and Comprehension Questions

Each Kindness Activities and Comprehension Questions Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson focuses on kindness and making judgements based on appearance.  Scroll down for activities and comprehension questions. Chloe treats a new student unkindly because of her appearance and peer pressure. Read More … ….
The Girl Who Thought in Pictures Activities and Comprehension Questions

The Girl Who Thought in Pictures Activities and Comprehension Questions

The Girl Who Thought in Pictures Activities and Comprehension Questions Dr. Temple Grandin helped transform farms into kinder environments for animals and is a spokesperson for autism. The Girl Who Thought in Pictures promotes creative thinking, inquiry and problem-solving. Read Read More … ….
Picture Books for Creative Thinkers & Problem-Solvers

Picture Books about Creative Thinking & Problem-Solving

Picture Books about Creative Thinking & Problem-Solving Explore picture books about creative thinking to promote independent and critical thinkers in your classroom. They illustrate problem-solvers who develop creative ideas, make connections and are creative thinkers. Why Read Picture Books about Read More … ….
Counting on Katherine Activities and Comprehension Questions

Counting on Katherine Activities and Comprehension Questions

Counting on Katherine Activities and Comprehension Questions Counting on Katherine promotes determination, resilience and breaking through racial and gender barriers. Read on to find activities and comprehension questions for this great book. Counting on Katherine gives you the opportunity to Read More … ….
Picture Books about Inquiry and Questioning

Picture Books about Inquiry and Questioning

Picture Books about Inquiry and Questioning Children have a natural curiosity, giving them a head start in being effective inquirers. These picture books for questioning and inquiry illustrate characters with curiosity and thinking skills going through the inquiry process. Why Read More … ….
The Lion Inside Activities and Comprehension Questions

The Lion Inside Activities and Comprehension Questions

The Lion Inside Activities and Comprehension Questions Do your students struggle with their self-confidence? Read on to find The Lion Inside activities and comprehension questions to promote overcoming fears with resilience and determination. In The Lion Inside by Rachel Bright, Read More … ….
Picture Books about Risk-Taking and Courage

Picture Books about Risk-Taking and Courage

Picture Books about Risk-Taking and Courage These picture books about risk-taking and confidence follow characters approaching new and unfamiliar situations, seeking new ideas, making good decisions, communicating their opinions and standing up for their beliefs. Why Read Picture Books about Read More … ….
LGBTQ+ Picture Books with Diverse Characters

LGBTQ+ Picture Books with Diverse Characters

LGBTQ+ Picture Books with Diverse Characters These LGBTQ+ picture books with diverse characters can be used with children of all ages to answer questions with understanding and empathy. They promote acceptance and tolerance through simple and honest conversations. Why Read Read More … ….
Ruby Finds a Worry Activities and Comprehension Questions

Ruby Finds a Worry Activities and Comprehension Questions

Ruby Finds a Worry Activities and Comprehension Questions Ruby Finds a Worry shows that sharing your worries helps you manage your anxieties. Click for activities and comprehension questions. Ruby has a Worry that follows her everywhere, but she discovers the Read More … ….
Picture Books about Reflection and Self-Awareness

Picture Books about Reflection and Self-Awareness

Picture Books about Reflection and Self-Awareness Discover picture books about reflection, focussing on giving thoughtful consideration to our actions, and analysing personal strengths and weaknesses. Why Read Picture Books About Reflection? According to the IBO, reflective students “thoughtfully consider the Read More … ….
Children's Books about Open-Mindedness and Acceptance

Children's Books about Open-Mindedness and Acceptance

Children's Books about Open-Mindedness and Acceptance Inspire your students to try new things and have new experiences. These picture books about open-mindedness deal with events and dilemmas in an open-minded and tolerant way and respect the perspectives of others. Why Read More … ….
Picture Books about Integrity & Being Principled

Picture Books about Integrity and Being Principled

Picture Books about Integrity and Being Principled Use these picture books about integrity in your classroom to discuss themes of being principled and knowing what is right and wrong. They show trustworthy characters showing fairness, listening to their conscience and Read More … ….
Picture Books about Communication and Listening

Picture Books about Communication and Listening

Picture Books about Communication and Listening These picture books about communication emphasise effective communication techniques to avoid misunderstanding and build trust. Why Use Picture Books about Communication in the Classroom? The IB learner profile states good communicators “understand and express Read More … ….
Those Shoes Activities and Graphic Organizers

Those Shoes by Maribeth Boelts Activities and Comprehension Questions

Those Shoes Activities and Graphic Organizers Those Shoes by Maribeth Boelts promotes generous and kind attitudes. It also supports the understanding of the difference between ‘wants’ and ‘needs’. In Those Shoes by Maribeth Boelts, Jeremy has to make an important Read More … ….
Picture Books about Caring and Thoughtful Attitudes

Picture Books about Caring and Thoughtful Attitudes

Picture Books about Caring and Thoughtful Attitudes These caring picture books illustrate caring and kind behaviour. The book characters help those in need, are concerned for others, and understand how their actions affect people. Why Use Picture Books about Caring Read More … ….
Here We Are Activities and Comprehension Questions

Here We Are Activities and Comprehension Questions

Here We Are Activities and Comprehension Questions Here We Are by Oliver Jeffers is a plea to care for the planet and each other. Read on to find Here We Are activities and comprehension questions to promote the responsibility we Read More … ….
Picture Books for Teaching Children to Ask Questions

Picture Books about Being Knowledgeable and Well-Informed

Picture Books about Being Knowledgeable and Well-Informed These picture books about being knowledgeable focus on applying knowledge to develop an in-depth understanding of ideas, issues and concepts. They cover student learning in a range of subjects. Why Use Picture Books Read More … ….
The Good Egg Activities and Comprehension Questions

The Good Egg Activities and Comprehension Questions

The Good Egg Activities and Comprehension Questions Do your students struggle with their school-life balance? Read on to find The Good Egg activities and comprehension questions to promote the importance of self-acceptance and self-care. In The Good Egg by Jory Read More … ….
Picture Books about Being Well-Balanced and Harmonious

Picture Books about Being Well-Balanced and Harmonious

Picture Books about Being Well-Balanced and Harmonious These picture books about being well-balanced show characters learning how to bring balance and harmony into different aspects of their life. Why Use Picture Books about Being Well-Balanced? “We understand the importance of Read More … ….
Last Stop on Market Street Activities and Comprehension Questions

Last Stop on Market Street Activities and Comprehension Questions

Last Stop on Market Street Activities and Comprehension Questions Do your students struggle with an appreciation for what they already have? Last Stop on Market Street promotes that we can find beauty everywhere and the difference between wants and needs.. Read More … ….
Children’s Books about Curiosity and Questioning

Children’s Books about Curiosity and Questioning

Children’s Books about Curiosity and Questioning These children’s books about curiosity and questioning will spark curiosity, enthusiasm and intrigue of the world; inspiring your students to ask questions. Children’s Books about Curiosity Curiosity inspires your students to think beyond conventions Read More … ….
All Are Welcome Activities and Comprehension Questions

All Are Welcome Activities and Comprehension Questions

All Are Welcome Activities and Comprehension Questions All Are Welcome by Alexandra Penfold is a brilliant book to read at the start of a new school year. Read on to find All Are Welcome activities and comprehension questions to promote Read More … ….
Picture Books about Inclusion and Tolerance

Picture Books about Inclusion and Tolerance

Picture Books about Inclusion and Tolerance These picture books about inclusion and tolerance support your students in responding to discrimination and standing up for what's right. They show different types of discrimination and the consequences of words and actions. Why Read More … ….
The Most Magnificent Thing Activities and Comprehension Questions

The Most Magnificent Thing Activities and Comprehension Questions

The Most Magnificent Thing Activities and Comprehension Questions Do your students struggle with perseverance and a growth mindset? Read on to find The Most Magnificent Thing activities and comprehension questions to promote resilience, adaptability and persevering through challenging situations. The Read More … ….
Children’s Books about Perseverance & Determination

Children’s Books about Perseverance and Determination

Children’s Books about Perseverance and Determination These children’s books about perseverance show examples of how grit and determination are the ability to push through challenges and give things another go in the face of setbacks. Perseverance and Determination Grit, determination Read More … ….
The Curious Garden Activities and Comprehension Questions

The Curious Garden Activities and Comprehension Questions

The Curious Garden Activities and Comprehension Questions Do your students struggle with perseverance and patience? Read on to find The Curious Garden activities and comprehension questions to discuss how one committed person can make a difference. In The Curious Garden Read More … ….
Popular Picture Books about Spring

Popular Picture Books about Spring

Popular Picture Books about Spring Browse some popular picture books about spring. Celebrate this season of growth and changes with books that include blooming flowers, trees, baby animals and gardening. Celebrating Spring Spring is a wonderful time of year. There Read More … ….
Picture Books with Strong Female Characters

Picture Books with Strong Female Characters

Picture Books with Strong Female Characters These picture books with strong female characters show gender shouldn’t be a barrier to achieving your goals and illustrate female characters as complex rather than one dimensional. The characters are positive role models, relatable, Read More … ….
Kamala Harris: Rooted in Justice Activities and Comprehension Questions

Kamala Harris: Rooted in Justice Activities and Comprehension Questions

Kamala Harris: Rooted in Justice Activities and Comprehension Questions Kamala Harris: Rooted in Justice illustrates Kamala’s focus on public service, justice, defending the rights of others and how she broke through barriers. Kamala Harris: Rooted in Justice illustrates Kamala’s public Read More … ….
Picture Books about Inspiring Women Throughout History

Picture Books about Inspiring Women Throughout History

Picture Books about Inspiring Women Throughout History These children’s books about inspiring women will empower the reader to reach for their goals no matter the obstacles. They are perfect children’s books for women’s history month and promote resilience, perseverance, curiosity, Read More … ….
Lost and Found Activities and Comprehension Questions

Lost and Found Activities and Comprehension Questions

Lost and Found Activities and Comprehension Questions Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers is a great picture book to show how our thoughts and emotions can influence our actions. Read on to find Lost and Found activities and comprehension questions Read More … ….
The Paper Bag Princess Activities and Comprehension Questions

The Paper Bag Princess Activities and Comprehension Questions

The Paper Bag Princess Activities and Comprehension Questions The Paper Bag Princess flips the traditional notion of the prince saving the princess on its head. Read on to find The Paper Bag Princess activities and comprehension questions that challenge gender Read More … ….
Picture Books to Teach Summarizing in the Classroom

Picture Books to Teach Summarizing in the Classroom

Picture Books to Teach Summarizing in the Classroom Teach summarizing in your classroom with this collection of picture books as inspiration. Use them to teach how to find the most relevant parts of a story and dismiss what is irrelevant. Read More … ….
Ada Twist, Scientist Activities and Comprehension Questions

Ada Twist, Scientist Activities and Comprehension Questions

Ada Twist, Scientist Activities and Comprehension Questions Do your students struggle to keep going in the face of failure? Ada Twist, Scientist promotes a growth mindset, curiosity and problem-solving. Read on to find Ada Twist, Scientist activities and discussion questions. Read More … ….
Picture Books About Libraries and Librarians

Picture Books About Libraries and Librarians

Picture Books about Libraries and Librarians These picture books about libraries show true stories of librarians bringing books and stories to their communities, and fiction stories of children discovering the magic of libraries. Reading Picture Books about Libraries Picture books Read More … ….
Martin's Big Words Activities and Comprehension Questions

Martin's Big Words Activities and Comprehension Questions

Martin's Big Words Activities and Comprehension Questions Explore Martin’s Big Words activities and comprehension questions. The biography tells the life of Martin Luther King through his inspirational speeches. Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by Read More … ….
Celebrating Black History with Picture Books

Celebrating Black History Month with Picture Books

Celebrating Black History with Picture Books Explore these powerful picture books for Black History Month. They include real people who fought for change, equality and improved the lives for many. Why Use Picture Books for Celebrating Black History? If you Read More … ….
Pig the Pug Activities and Comprehension Questions

Pig the Pug Activities and Comprehension Questions

Pig the Pug Activities and Comprehension Questions Do your students struggle with sharing and cooperation? Pig the Pug by Aaron Blabey promotes sharing and discussions on the consequences of actions. Read on for Pig the Pug activities, comprehension questions and Read More … ….
Picture Books to Teach Sequencing in the Classroom

Picture Books to Teach Sequencing in the Classroom

Picture Books to Teach Sequencing in the Classroom Use these picture books to teach sequencing by identifying the beginning, middle and end of a story and retelling the events in the correct order. This skill also helps your students follow Read More … ….
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