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.
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!
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.
There is a Racial Justice Gap in our nation! Learn two steps to start to close the gap.
Black Lives Matter at Schools Week is Feb. 4-8. Read to find out why it is important and get 4 resources you need for your classroom!