12 of the Best Chapter Books for 5th Graders – Guided Reading Levels T, U, and V

12 of the Best Chapter Books for 5th Graders – Guided Reading Levels T, U, and V

I’ve been an elementary school reading teacher, a reading interventionist, and now a reading instructional coach. Plus, I’ve got a 7 year old daughter who is obsessed with reading! I’ve had so much fun compiling this list of the best chapter books for 5th graders. Some are timeless treasures and others are modern winners. I…

15 of the Best Chapter Books for 6th Graders – Guided Reading Levels W, X, Y, and Z

15 of the Best Chapter Books for 6th Graders – Guided Reading Levels W, X, Y, and Z

I’ve been an elementary school reading teacher, a reading interventionist, and now a reading instructional coach. Plus, I’ve got a 7 year old daughter who is obsessed with reading! I’ve had so much fun compiling this list of the best chapter books for 6th graders. In fact, this list was supposed to be just 10…

16 of the Best Chapter Books for 4th Graders – Guided Reading Levels Q, R, and S

16 of the Best Chapter Books for 4th Graders – Guided Reading Levels Q, R, and S

I was a 4th grade reading interventionist for two years, so I’ve had so much fun compiling this list of the best chapter books for 4th graders. In fact, this list was supposed to be just 10 books, but I couldn’t stop adding more of my favorites. I decided to sort my list, just like…

18 Strategies to Motivate Your Child to Learn (and get their spark back!)

18 Strategies to Motivate Your Child to Learn (and get their spark back!)

Why do some children love to learn and don’t need constant control, while others won’t even think about opening a book without a reminder? The answer is motivation.  It’s the cornerstone of success in learning. No math equation will be solved, and no essay will be written without it. How to Motivate Your Child to…

How to Explain the Bible to a Child or Teenager (7 faith boosting tips)

How to Explain the Bible to a Child or Teenager (7 faith boosting tips)

The Bible is an incredibly complicated text. Most adults don’t even know where to begin, or get frustrated and confused when tackling difficult topics of the day. No wonder so many people “cherry pick” particular verses that appeal to them! And it’s no surprise that most children’s Sunday School curricula is heavy on Jonah and…