Soup Scoop – Best Links of the Week

Happy weekend! In case you need more reading material, here are some of my favorite articles from the week . . .

A Brief History of Children’s Picture Books and the Art of Visual Storytelling from Brain Pickings
an interesting article based on the same titled book by Martin Salisbury and Morag Styles

What is the best advice you would give to teachers trying to help their students become better readers?” from EdWeek
answer from Stephen Krashen and Richard Allington
answer from Regie Routman, Laura Robb, and Kylene Beers 

Printable Scavenger Hunt from KMcKay Designs (found on Pinterest!)


Kids Named Adolf or Blue Ivy Destined for Life of Misery  a silly post I wrote on Class Notes

March is Creativity Month! printable from FableVision Learning

February 26 Fairy Tale Day! ideas and activities from Imagine Toys

Nine Big Ideas in Creativity Education from TinkerLab

Explore Numbers with Art Grids from MamaScout

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  • http://PragmaticMom.com PragmaticMom

    Love the scavenger hunt one. Kids love these so much! I did a de-coding one for my little son’s book club and they had so much fun searching and decoding.

  • Devhonn

    Those are all awesome! Thanks a lot for the shared post here…

  • http://www.ecotools.com/our-blog/feed/ Jill McQueen

    I’ve read A Brief History of Children’s Picture Books and the Art of Visual Storytelling from Brain Pickings too, then I realized I am still a child at heart. I was drawn to the images shown on the blog though they are intended for kids. I guess there’s nothing wrong with that right? Thanks for the share!