In this post, we are going to give support in how to develop the reading skill of Describing and Understanding Characters for your K-12 students at home. We provide a deeper look at the skill, a diverse book list with books for all ages, discussion questions for elementary school students, and reading activities for middle school and high school students.
Countering the Racism Against Our Asian Communities: 10 Books Featuring Asian Characters
There have been two things causing this stress and infecting our society: the Coronavirus itself and the racism that followed. So, throughout these next few weeks, consider reading all or some of these 10 Books Featuring Asian Characters. Each was written by an Asian author and each has positive images of the Asian community that will help you counteract the racist images coming from around our nation.
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: Wondering
In this first post, we are going to give support in how to develop the reading skill of Wondering in your students at home. This includes a diverse book list and discussion questions to do at home.
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.
Five Picture Books for the First Day of School
The first day of school is rapidly approaching for us and may have already happened for some of you. Check out these Five Picture Boys for the First Day of School!
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
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.
Anti-Racism over “Tradition”: Alternatives to Dr. Seuss and Racism
Recent research has proven the racism that lies within Dr. Seuss. Colorful Pages is presenting book/lesson alternatives to Dr. Seuss so that you can pick Anti-Racism over "Tradition".