Articles For Teachers

Because teachers like to read.

Recent Features

The latest on this site and the Orca Blog

The Paris Agreement for Kids
A positive way to think global
Audio Books As a Literacy Tool
For both struggling and avid readers
How to Write a Readers Theater Script
Engage students with drama
How to Run a Mock US Election
Demystify the election cycle
US Elections in the Classroom
A dialogue about differences


There is no such thing as too much diversity

LGBTQ: An Alphabet for Me and You
Talking about gender diversity
An LGBTQ Youth Perspective on School
A transgender youth on the school experience

Classroom Strategies

Manage the classroom in a changing world

Is Youtube in the Classroom a Good Idea?
On the Orca Blog
Setting Goals in the Classroom
On the Orca Blog
Smart Goals in the Language Arts Classroom
Student success in literacy and life


Foster a love of reading

Finding Success with School-Wide Reads
A teacher-librarian gets students reading
Making the Case for Fiction in the Classroom
Qualty writing is the key
Never a Dull Moment
School Library Journal on hi-low fiction
YouTube as a Reading Strategy
5 ways to use Youtube in the classroom