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Independent Reading Tools Series: The Book "Baggie"

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In our next series of blog posts, we will explore tools that students might use to help them manage the materials and their thinking around their independent reading. Let’s start with the question we all might think about when students are selecting their own reading materials: “Where are they going to put their books?”  The Book “Baggie” Imagine your students walking into the classroom library and choosing books they are comfortable with and excited to read. They dig around on your shelves, examining covers and blurbs on the books. They investigate the topics to see if they are of interest....

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Writing Biographies - exploring a reader’s history

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This month we have focused on teaching reading in classrooms through the genre of Biography. For the last post in this series, perhaps we could set up students to think about biographies in another capacity – by writing their own. There are many ways to get students to write about their lives. Here, we are going to zoom in on one aspect of their lives – their own reading lives. When we look at milestones in the past, there is something to learn from. When we use biographies in our classrooms, we teach readers to look for important events, people...

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Planning Biographies for your Classroom Library

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Biographies are on our brain for the month of February! If you are thinking more about a study around biographies with your students, then a place to start is by thinking about your classroom library. Libraries can mean many things inside a classroom. It could mean the independent reading library for your students. It also could mean a teacher library of books you plan to use when delivering content.  In any case, a library will shift and change, depending on the work your students are doing. Whether you already have a good amount of biographies in your classroom, or you...

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Thinking About Biography

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For being the shortest month in the year, February sure has plenty going on! Groundhog Day kicks off the month to predict the future; Valentine’s Day pops up to help us cherish the present; Presidents Day and Black History Month are dedicated times to remind us of and celebrate the past. Thinking more specifically about Black History Month and Presidents Day, we are celebrating people. Therefore, for the month of February, we thought we would spend some time thinking about the genre of Biography. There are so many reasons to love biographies. There is a reason why Biopics are huge Hollywood...

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Welcome to the Kaeden Blog!

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Welcome to our first blog post! Have you ever wanted to expand your classroom library or school bookroom to include more nonfiction? Are you looking for new tips and strategies to help with reading instruction? Are you curious about how Kaeden Publishing customizes libraries and book collections to fit your needs? Do you want to be a part of a community to share the successes and challenges of reading in your classrooms?  If so, you are in the right place! Kaeden Publishing wants to help support your conversations around literacy! We will be offering a weekly blog that will cover...

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