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BOOK REVIEWS assembled by Lorna McGrath

BOOK REVIEWS assembled by Lorna McGrath

Animals Reviewed by Association of Zoos & Aquariums Elementary and middle school children, along with their parents and teachers, will love this book. It is a hilarious review of wild animals from around the world! Each animal is rated in a humorous way that tells...
BOOK REVIEWS assembled by Lorna McGrath

BOOK REVIEWS by NewGate Secondary Students

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo If you like complex characters, a thrilling story, and Victorianesque setting, then you will love Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo. This book tells the story of a convict, a sharpshooter, a runaway, a spy, a heart render, and a thief who...
Montessori Early Childhood Language: Life-Long Literacy

Montessori Early Childhood Language: Life-Long Literacy

The development of language in early-childhood classrooms is an umbrella for the entire Montessori curriculum. Often teachers and parents consider activities on the shelves of the Language area as the heart of actual language learning. Certainly these activities provide powerful opportunities, but language learning occurs most profoundly in the moment-to-moment life of interactions within the […]

Katya Learns To Read

Katya Learns To Read

Katya was the youngest of the three sisters. She was about to become seven years old that coming Christmas time. Her birthday was December 26. She was a Christmas present that came a day late, her father used to say. Katya had a pretty face and delicate hands but was crippled with bones that grew […]

5 Little Ways Read-Aloud Time Can Improve Spelling Skills

Surprisingly, doing these simple things during story time can make a big difference (Ages 4-10). our children probably have a few books that they ask you to read to them over and over again. While re-reading books provides opportunities to help your young reader develop important reading comprehension skills, it can also sneakily improve your […]