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!
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.
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.
Instead of Dr. Seuss Day or General Read Across America Day, participate in 2020 Read Across America with Colorful Pages Week. Check out this article to get a unit plan, worksheets, book list, and more online resources!
In order to help you participate in Indigenous Peoples Day within your home or school, I have composed a list of Ten Books By Indigenous Authors. It is very important to make sure Native people are the ones telling their own stories at all times, and especially during this day.
We are excited to share our first Pre-K lesson plan! In this lesson plan, educators will teach students about family diversity and writing using "Who? A Celebration of Babies".
After hearing about the tragic New Zealand shootings, I wanted to figure out a way I can move beyond “thoughts and prayers” and take some action in my own classroom. I wrote this lesson plan about anti-discrimination and acceptance in order to give other educators a resource to take action.
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".
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.
"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."