Plan Problems into Narrative Pieces

Plan Problems into Narrative Pieces

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Teach Parody with Picture Books

Teach Parody with Picture Books

Picture books provide a perfect way to introduce complex concepts such as parodies. (A parody is more than a patterned imitation. It includes humor, sarcasm, or satire. Understanding parody requires the reader to think comparatively and to make text-to-text...
Share Voice with a Moody Pumpkin Patch

Share Voice with a Moody Pumpkin Patch

While delivering on-site training, Smekens Education consultant Courtney Gordon shot this photo of a bulletin board at South Creek Elementary (Brownsburg, IN). Kindergartners in Julia Butz’s class each were assigned to write a personal narrative. Before writing,...