Grumpy Monkey: Managing Emotions with 9 Picture Books

Grumpy. Grouchy. Cranky. Irritable. Crabby. You name it…we’ve all felt it. Most adults have ways of managing our emotions, but children haven’t figured it out yet. Emotions often run wild and unchecked. As adults, guiding children through the maze of…

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Character Traits: Secrets for discussing character feelings that go beyond “happy”

Character traits questions are infamously answered with "happy" and "sad." But we need to move students beyond that. Just teach them and practice. It's easy. One of the most common questions during a comprehension conversation is "How does the character…

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