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!
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.
Happy (almost) National Tell A Fairy Tale Day! On February 26, National Tell A Fairy Tale Day is celebrated in different settings. Celebrate with a diverse fairy tale!
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!
My students are rapidly developing their reading skills, so I have been trying to find more diverse early chapter books. Therefore, here is a list of 5 Diverse Early Chapter Books to add to your classroom, library, or home!
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.
As I am sitting in my Tūtū’s house writing this article, I feel at peace, but also a strong sense of kuleana (responsibility) to make sure every teacher has resources to help eradicate negative stereotypes of Native Hawaiians and teach the richness of us. Therefore, I am listing 5 Books Featuring Native Hawaiian Characters for this Fast Five Friday.
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!
CM Harris's book explores diversity, identity, and intersectionality. Check out our interview with her as we discuss these topics!
When I finally got my hands on Daria Peoples-Riley's book, I was instantly captivated by her illustrations: Wow, just wow. I felt like I was right next to the main character, walking through a well-loved community. I just had to feature this book and author-illustrator on Colorful Pages! Luckily, when I reached out, Daria agreed to do an interview to discuss her own story and latest picture book.