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Aesop's Childhood Adventures: A Must-Have!

Aesop's 1st Book of Childhood Adventuresis a superb addition to your classroom or kids library. Written by Vincent A Mastro,  this is a must have and definitely a must read. The illustrations are clear and indeed captivating. The font is a storyteller's delight! The old Aesop fables are explored successfully through the eyes of a young inquisitive raccoon named Aesop. Inspired by his grandmother, young Aesop goes in search of answers to his many questions. This quest for answers permeate each fable as Aesop goes through his life experiences making relevant conclusions. The three fables, The Tortoise and the Hare, The Crow and the Pitcher and the Friends and the Bear in this set are explored in a unique flow of events.

Some of the fables featured in the Aesop's Childhood Adventure series are:-
The Ant and the Grasshopper
 The Boy Who Cried Wolf
The Crow and the Pitcher
 The Dog and his Reflection
The Father, his Son and the Donkey
 The Father's Bundle
The Fisherman'…

Spring Break Sale!

Some of you are already enjoying Spring Break while some of us are gearing up for it. In my country, Trinidad and Tobago we do not call it Spring Break but rather an 'Easter vacation'. Whatever you call it, it is a time of rest and preparation for a new school term. I am surely looking forward to some R and R!

Now, for all of you guys who have my products on your wishlist, here's an opportunity to get them at a lower price. I am offering all my products at a whooping 20% off! Yes, make no mistake, 20% off. Go right ahead! Load up your carts and get your favorite ATI products now! My sale runs from today, Sunday till Wednesday! Need I say more?

Click on the picture above to go directly to my TPT Store!

Word Decoding Strategies

I am truly convinced that the key to reading success is a reader's ability to jump over reading hurdles. So much time is taken to teach the rudiments of reading yet so little time is spent on modeling the reading act and showing how to handle the reading obstacle course. Just imagine what goes on in the mind of an emergent reader. He starts the process very confidently (some actually do) then up comes  a stumbling block- a new and unfamiliar word!

 "So what do I do now?"
 "How can I get this one right?"
 "Will I ever reach the end?"
 "And I thought I was good at this!"

Word Decoding Strategies are just that! They are the things that readers do so that meaning is not lost and new words are demystified. They are the little things we can do to ensure that the reading process continues.  The following are key strategies that you can teach students to get them to become independent thinkers and proficient, lifelong readers.

Word Decoding Strategi…