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.

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.

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.

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.”

The Best Cheerleaders May Come In the Smallest Packages: How Siblings Affect Literacy Education

Literacy Specialist, Jill Eisenberg, shares her experiences and strategies on engaging families, specifically siblings, as partners in helping children to learn and love to read.

Using Infographics in the Classroom to Teach Visual Literacy

Literacy expert, Jill Eisenberg, offers discussion questions and activities about the Lee & Low Books’ diversity gap infographic series to build visual literacy skills and enhance student learning on diversity.

Compare and Contrast Common Core Lesson Plan for Fifth Grade

Literacy expert, Jill Eisenberg, shares comparison ideas within one book for fifth grade. She has created sample questions to teach towards and check mastery of each of the three common core standards categories.

How To Compare And Contrast With The Common Core In First Grade

Literacy expert, Jill Eisenberg, shares a comparison of two books of the similar central ideas and subjects for first grade. She has created sample questions to teach towards and check mastery of each of the three common core standards categories.

How to Compare and Contrast with the Common Core in Second Grade

Literacy expert, Jill Eisenberg, shares a comparison of two books by the same author and with the same character. She has created sample questions to teach towards and check mastery of each of the three common core standards categories.

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