Author Archives: hendersonintraining

Poetry Lesson: Animal/Shape Poems

Poetry Lessons, Free Printables & Student Poems Hi Friends, I’m thrilled to share the poetry lessons my 7th graders just completed. They rocked poetry. As a teacher, I loooove when teachers share ideas with downloadable worksheets, so that’s what you’ll … Continue reading

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Poetry Lessons: Hero Poems, “Heroes Around Me”

Poetry Lessons, Free Printables & Student Model Poems Hi Friends, I’m thrilled to share the poetry lessons my 7th graders just completed. They rocked poetry. As a teacher, I loooove when teachers share ideas with downloadable worksheets, so that’s what … Continue reading

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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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