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The Name Jar Teaching Resources

The Name Jar by Yangsook Choi Being the new kid in school is hard enough, but what happens when nobody can pronounce your name? Having just moved from Korea, Unhei is anxious about fitting in. So instead of introducing herself on the first day of school, she decides to choose an American name from a…

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Lin Yi’s Lantern A Moon Festival Tale

Follow a boy’s trip through a market as he bargains for the list of items his family needs for an important celebration. And cheer him on as he tries to have enough money left to buy the red rabbit lantern he so desperately desires for the festival. Lin Yi’s Lantern – A Moon Festival Tale…

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Celebrate World Read Aloud Day

world read aloud day resources

Read Aloud. Change the World! World Read Aloud Day (WRAD) is focused on bringing awareness to the importance of reading aloud and sharing stories as well as advocating for literacy as a human right. WRAD was created in 2010 by LitWorld, a nonprofit believing in the power of reading. Studies reflect that people who read frequently…

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This is the Way We Go to School: Book Review & Activities

This is the Way We Go to School

While children all over the world go to school, the way they get there can be very different. Early morning commutes to school vary depending on where you live and the resources that are available. And some of the ways children get to school illustrate the sheer determination they have just to get there! Ask students to share…

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It’s Back to School We Go! Book Review & Activities

It's Back to School We Go

It’s Back to School We Go! First Day Stories From Around the World by Ellen Jackson is a favorite global read aloud to start the year. Children from 11 different countries share what the first day of school is like for them. Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. By clicking through and making a purchase,…

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