Back to School, Learning to Read and Write

Picture Book of the Day

How to Teach a Slug to Read

by Susan Pearson (Author) and David Slonim (Illustrator)

Booktalk: A little boy explains to Mama Slug how to teach Little Slug to read…

Snippet: When you teach a slug to read, you should:
1. Start out by putting labels on his favorite things.


Chapter Book of the Day

The Magical Ms. Plum

by Bonny Becker (Author) and Amy Portnoy (Illustrator)

112 pages

Booktalk: Everybody wants to be in Ms. Plum’s class. She teaches the usual things in unusual ways, and she has a mysterious supply closet.

Snippet: On this particular day, the day before the first day of school, Ms. Plum stood inside this closet, talking about her third-grade students. But who was she talking to?


My Book of the Week

Road Work Ahead by Anastasia Suen

When a family sets out on a trip to Grandma’s, their journey proves to be more like a visit to a construction site. Sidewalks are being poured, streetlights repaired, roads resurfaced. The noise of jackhammers, whistles, and horns fills the air. Boys and girls alike will love seeing the big machines at work. Anastasia Suen’s simple text and Jannie Ho’s bright, up-beat pictures make this one road trip to remember.

Coming on September 15th!

The Road Work Ahead Facebook page has book news and activities.

September 19-23 Road Work Ahead blog tour

Monday 9/19
*revising a manuscript*
*creating art*
Tuesday 9/20
*a literacy connection*
Wednesday 9/21
*students creating art*
Thursday 9/22
*books and children at play*
Friday 9/23
*students writing poetry*


Literary Link

Time to write your picture book? Intensive Picture Book Workshop Sept 7-Oct 26 (online)

Ready to write your novel? The next Children’s Novels Workshop is Sept 7-Oct 26 (online)


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Read and Write Sports: Readers Theatre and Writing Activities for Grades 3-8

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