• Book Talks
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      Ruby Bridges and her teacher, Barbara Henry, then and now.

      In Her Own Words: Barbara Henry’s Experience

      In 1960, when a six-year-old African American girl named Ruby Bridges was allowed to enroll at the...

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      Everybody Can Learn from a Teacher Like Ms. Frizzle!

      This week, fifth grade teacher Kelly Clancy explores the perfect balance of humor and scientific detail that makes...

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      Why Readers Dig Holes

      This week, we get the inside scoop about what makes Holes such a classroom favorite....

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      One Monstrous Read-Aloud

      A big, hairy, “scary” monster pays a visit to Monica Zamora’s kindergarten class, because…well, it loves...

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      What Species of Fly Is Fly Guy?

      Tedd Arnold’s classic character Fly Guy certainly doesn’t look or behave like your common housefly....

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      How to Talk About Differences in the Classroom

      In Shane DeRolf’s The Crayon Box That Talked, it’s the colorful differences among the crayons that make...

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