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!

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.

"Grace for President" US Presidential Election Lesson for Grades 2-4

Colorful Pages Lesson Plan: “Grace for President”

We have created a Colorful Pages Lesson Plan surrounding Kelly DiPucchio's book for Grades 2-4. The lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards for all three of those grades and can be easily aligned to your state's social studies standards. In this lesson, students discuss and research the question, “What is the US Presidential Election?” using Grace for President and a KWL (Know-Wonder/Want-Learn) Chart.

5 Multicultural Books for Social Emotional Learning

"However, while creating my SEL lessons, I always run into the same problem/question: Where are all the SEL books with children of color??? This problem runs deeper than I can get into for a Fast Five Friday article, but, through this article, I hope that I can help temporarily alleviate the problem by showcasing you all some good and colorful books."