Category Archives: Curriculum Corner

Where In The World: How One Class Used Google Maps to Explore the Vanishing Cultures Series

We explore how Jan Reynolds’ Vanishing Cultures series can be used in the classroom. Check out how this 3rd and 4th grade class used Google Maps to study where the books take place.

10 Best Strategies for Reading to Kids in Spanish

Educator Jennifer Brunk from Spanish Playground shares ten great strategies for reading to kids in Spanish.

Andrea Cheng on Writing Biography in Verse

To celebrate National Poetry Month, Andrea Cheng shares why she chose to tell the story of Dave the Potter in verse.

Beyond “Did you know…”: Teaching Geo-Literacy Using the Vanishing Cultures Book Series

Jill Eisenberg, our Literacy Specialist, discusses the importance of geo-literacy education in today’s classroom and shares ideas on how to use Jan Reynolds’ Vanishing Cultures series to support geo-literacy learning.

Raising Global Citizens: Jan Reynolds Author Study

Jan Reynolds’ books can be used to teach global citizenship, environmental stewardship, geoliteracy, and much more. Here we share more about her books and list resources available for parents and teachers.

Resources For Teaching About Wangari Maathai and Seeds Of Change

Jill Eisenberg, our Literacy Specialist, celebrates Wangari Maathai’s birthday and shares online resources, activities, and lesson plans for educators teaching the book Seeds Of Change.

Why Shigeru Ban Winning the Pritzker Architecture Prize is So Great

Author and illustrator Christy Hale shares why she included Pritker Prize winner Shigeru Ban in her book Dreaming Up and how his architecture can inspire young people.

Eight Ways to Help Students Remember that Books are Fabulous

Literacy Specialist, Jill Eisenberg, offers eight strategies to help children sustain excitement for reading, prevent testing anxiety, and derive joy from print.

Michelle Obama & Su Dongpo: A Character Analysis with Bloom’s Taxonomy

Jill Eisenberg, our Literacy Specialist, uses Bloom’s Taxonomy to illustrate the range and progression of questions teachers can ask students for Common Core standard 3, character study.

Where Do Boys Belong In Women’s History Month?

Literacy Specialist, Jill Eisenberg, shares her experiences and strategies on teaching about women’s contributions during Women’s History Month and all year round. “If we want to instill resiliency and develop children’s imaginations, we need to present children with stories about long odds, big dreams, and fantastic leadership that come in all shapes, sizes, and bodies.”

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