Happy Back-to-School Time! In this list of “Books to Introduce Social Emotional Learning", we have diverse books that can be used to begin your Social Emotional Learning for your students or children. There are some ideas about what you can do with the books or why they are good for this topic.
Congratulations! A 2021 List of Graduation Diverse Picture Books
Congratulations to all 2021 graduates!! In this list, we have listed 10 diverse picture books written by Black authors, Indigenous authors, and authors of color. Each book would give a special and empowering message to your graduate. Happy Graduation from Colorful Pages!
“Claim Your Name”: PreK – Grade 1 Name Writing Lesson
This lesson plan is for students in PreK, Grade K, and Grade 1. The lesson is centered around the idea of “Claim Your Name” to empower students! To help students claim their names, teachers will show them an example using Alma and How She Got Her Name, conduct a community circle to practice name pronunciation, and end with a name writing activity. I hope that educators and parents find this free resource helpful in our journey to build up our students and community!
Back-to-School with Colorful Pages: Diverse Books About PreK-12 School
This year is probably the most important year to have youth read books about school. We can utilize diverse books about school to cultivate more positive feelings about school in the wake of anxiety about this year and grief about last year. Use one of these Diverse Books about PreK-12 School to do that! In this list, there are 10 Picture Books, 9 Early Chapter/Middle Grade Books, and 7 Young Adult Books.
Celebrating Disney Diversity: 5 Animated Disney Movies Featuring Diverse Characters
To celebrate Halle Bailey’s new casting in "The Little Mermaid", we are dedicating our Fast Five Friday this week to Halle Bailey and listing Five Animated Disney Movies Featuring Diverse Characters. These are great films to watch during a classroom party, indoor recess, or even at home with your own little ones!
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.
Empower Your Students with “Step Into Your Power”
Do you have a little one who you just know will move mountains? Or, maybe a class full of budding activists? A student you want to inspire? I fully recommend reading Step Into Your Power to empower all the students (and even the adults) in your life!
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".
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.
Closing the Racial Justice Gap in Literacy
There is a Racial Justice Gap in our nation! Learn two steps to start to close the gap.