Category Archive: Intermediate (3-5)

I…Robot?

by

Recently, I have been fascinated by the television show “Westworld”, which describes a future world where robotics & artificial intelligence have advanced to the point of making the cybernetic beings indistinguishable from the… Continue reading

Exploring Immigration

by

Immigrant. Refugee. Migrant. If you follow current events, you hear these words a lot.  But perhaps we don’t stop to think about them.  Francesca Sanna writes in the author’s note of her picture… Continue reading

Graphic Novel Adventures for Elementary Grades

by

I loved reading comic books as a child, and I enjoy graphic novels now, but I usually don’t have the time to read all the novels and nonfiction that I want to, much… Continue reading

3 Great New High-Interest Science Books

by

Science (at least to me) is decidedly NOT boring. But, I understand it when a student says they don’t like science, as it can be intimidating, with big words, classifications, and concepts. A… Continue reading

Take Me Out To The Ball…Park

by

Sports teams have a habit of being wildly inconsistent from year to year.  Sometimes they win big…sometimes they occupy the cellar.  The one thing that stays relatively constant, however, is each team’s stadium… Continue reading

Picture Book Biographies

by

As a child, I loved biographies. I especially remember that my very small school had a series of chapter book biographies with orange covers, and I read them all. They were great tales… Continue reading

Lesser-Known Stories of 9/11

by

Next month, we will once again mark the somber anniversary of the terror attacks of 9/11. By now, a lot of the stories surrounding that day have been told. However, a couple of… Continue reading

Holding Out For A (Super) Hero

by

With the calendar about to flip into August, we are most definitely entering the “dog days of summer”.  In the entertainment industry, this time period is smack dab in the middle of “superhero… Continue reading

Review: Little Cat’s Luck

by

Little Cat’s Luck by Marion Dane Bauer and illustrated by Jennifer Bell. 9781481424882. 2016. Gr. 3-6 Though Patches is a full grown cat, she is small and a little bit naïve about life… Continue reading

School’s Out…Now What?

by

So, we have all made it through another school year. Classroom learning may have stopped for our kids, but we should never stop learning, right? I believe that the outdoors are a great… Continue reading