Author Archives: hendersonintraining

YA Favorites of My Middle Schoolers:

Best Book List for 7th & 8th Graders: First week of school is in the books, so to speak. After hearing 100 summer reading presentations of book summaries accompanied with creative projects, these are the YA (Young Adult) book titles … Continue reading

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Back to School Book for Your Child

Hi Parents, Grandparents, Aunts & Uncles . . . Anyone that has a special child in your life, My kiddos are now entering 7th, 5th and 1st grade next week!!! Exclamation points needed as if you are like me, you … Continue reading

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Lesson Plans Ready for You

Click on children’s book titles for quick lesson plans ready for your classrooms. Continue reading

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Introducing My Illustrator

Dear Kidsbook Friends Family, Many of you have been with me since my first days of blogging, so you know that publishing my first book, Isaac’s Ice Cream Tree, is a dream come true. Today, I’m sitting here with my … Continue reading

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Isaac’s Ice Cream Tree Becomes a Reality!

My theme this year for my 7th & 8th grade ELA classes is “RISK verses REWARD”. I’ve been pushing them to “go for the gold”, a fitting saying for this Olympic year. Is the risk worth the potential reward? So … Continue reading

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Back to School: Books that are Cool!

As a middle school English Language Arts & Reading teacher, I’m reading books for this new school year to see what I want to add to our curriculum. Currently, my book-in-hand is “A Wrinkle in Time” by Madeleine L’ Engle…trying … Continue reading

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“Books”, Student Published Poem #7

What a wonderful poem capturing the magical moments of bonding with books… connecting with characters, traveling to places, and relating the story to the story of your own life–dreaming of what’s next! A perfect poem to encourage summer reading… Books by Anjaly Varghese … Continue reading

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