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20 Biographies for Kids About Inspiring Women

Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day are the perfect occasion to bring the inspiring stories of remarkable women into your upper elementary classroom. To help, I’ve compiled a list of some of my favorite biographies for kids. Each of these literary nonfiction books will introduce your third and fourth

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16 Back to School Books Third Graders Will Love

Starting the year with rich and engaging read alouds sets the tone for the rest of the year. These incredible back to school books will help you ease nerves, ignite excitement, build community, and promote a growth mindset. This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. Back to School Books

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9 Excellent Visualizing and Sensory Language Mentor Texts

These incredible mentor texts are full of sensory language. Your students will love visualizing with these great choices! This sensory language book list includes the reading levels of some of the titles for your convenience while planning. These are not intended to limit choices. I certainly would not rule out

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Plot Structure Mentor Texts

There are so many great plot structure mentor texts out there! It was incredibly difficult to narrow it down to these. In an effort to keep the post short, I am only including brief information and suggestions for each book. For more information about the books, click on the titles

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