Colorful Pages at Home: Text-to-Self Connections

In this post, we are going to give support in how to develop the reading skill of Making Text-to-Self Connections in your K-12 students at home. Connecting is an important skill for all readers to develop because it helps students build a great joy for reading and think critically about what is happening in the book and why authors do certain things. We have included books and questions/activities for ALL ages, Kindergarten to 12th Grade!

Taking Black History Beyond February: 13 Picture Books and Young Adult Lit

Some of you may already know this, but I’m here to tell you BLACK HISTORY DOESN’T NEED TO STOP WHEN FEBRUARY STOPS! Yes, Black History is American History, which means, it is not (and should not be) confined to just one month. Here are ten picture books and three young adult chapter books to extend Black History month in your classrooms, libraries, and homes.

Colorful Pages at Home: Introduction

Considering all of this, we are creating a series of blog posts called, “Colorful Pages at Home”. During this series, we will be posting several blog posts with a diverse book list and discussion questions focusing on a specific reading skill. Colorful Pages hopes to alleviate some of the stress of pseudo-homeschooling that is burdening our families due to the coronavirus.

Books to Build Your Ethnic Studies Library

Colorful Pages got to be apart of the 2019 Seattle Ethnic Studies Institute this week. I wanted to create a post about some of the books we have on display at the 2019 Seattle Ethnic Institute for our virtual followers. The following titles are books that educators, librarians, and families can use to build their ethnic studies lessons and libraries! We will cover three books for elementary and three books for secondary.

Diverse Books for Guided Reading Groups

Diverse Books for Guided Reading Groups

n addition, it is important for all readers to see other races and cultures in the books we use for Guided Reading Groups. When we do this, we are showing that diversity and cultural appreciation is as foundational in our classroom communities as phonics and reading comprehension. To help classrooms, families, and libraries, I have compiled a list of my favorite diverse books for Guided Reading Groups.