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Books That Inspire Kids to Become Readers
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Mark Weakland Literacy YouTube Channel
My business video channel for teachers (bit.ly/MWLitYouTube) is stocked with one and two minute literacy videos that clearly demonstrate teaching techniques, multi-sensory learning routines, phonemic awareness activities, and more. At the site you'll also find a sound-letter song, a kindergarten engagement activity, and an idea for an inexpensive "take-home bag" that a district can use to help primary grade children more easily learn during remote teaching times. I hope to have Kid Writing lessons and other activities up for kids (as an aid to teachers this fall), so check in now and again to see what's new.
My small but mighty Inspire! books (published by Hameray) are now available. Consisting of 22 pairs of informational chapter books, the Inspire! series is perfect for readers in grades 2-3. Each pair is a biography and a nonfiction text related to a theme important to the historical figure. The pics show my two pairings: a Bruce Lee bio paired with Martial Arts and a bio of Maya Lin paired with Architectural Shapes. www.hameraypublishing.com/collections/inspire