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

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.

"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.