For Educators

 

Here are resources for sharing my books in the classroom, library, or at home. My books are listed chronological order, newest to oldest. If you’ve enjoyed sharing or pairing my books, I’d love to hear more! Please see BOOKS and SCHOOL VISITS  for more information.

 
 
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How to read a book

To find more adventures in words, download the Activity Sheets.

(Check out TEN TIPS FOR A SUCCESSFUL STORYTIME on this HarperCollins website page!)


 
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BAABWAA AND WOOLIAM 

Teacher Tips from Candlewick Press illustrates the power of reading, idioms, wordplay, and more.

 
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SOME WRITER! THE STORY OF E. B. WHITE

The Classroom Bookshelf gives teachers and educators a comprehensive guide across the curriculum, including Primary Sources, Answers to Hard Questions, Author and Illustrator Study, and much more.

Visit the book trailer, the NPR Interviewa short film with Martha White talking about her grandfather, and Curious City’s Art Activity using E. B. White’s words.

 
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YOU NEST HERE WITH ME

Pair this book for young readers with THE BOY WHO DREW BIRDS: THE STORY OF JOHN JAMES AUDUBON by Jacqueline Davies, as well as Jane Yolen’s, Owl Moon. All three books introduce readers to a bevy of birds.

 
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FIREFLY JULY: A YEAR OF VERY SHORT POEMS

A great collection for National Poetry Month, here’s a resource from the  Classroom Bookshelf.

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THE RIGHT WORD: ROGET AND HIS THESAURUS

The Classroom Bookshelf created a detailed and valuable resource guide including references, links, as well as Teaching Ideas and Invitations for grades kindergarten and up.

What’s the right word? Check out the book trailer, as well as the trailer for the Texas Bluebonnet nomination.

 
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A SPLASH OF RED: THE LIFE AND ART OF HORACE PIPPIN

The Classroom Bookshelf created a detailed and valuable resource guide including references, links, as well as curriculum activities Thinking in Pictures, Teaching Ideas and Invitations, and more, for grades kindergarten and up.

Who was Horace Pippin? Here’s a video to find out more.

 
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Little Red Writing

Find out about national Pencil Day! The Discussion Guide from Chronicle Books includes Reading Strategies, Sentence Stretchers, and more!

And some excellent writing advice from Classroom Bookshelf.

 
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BRAVE GIRL: CLARA AND THE SHIRTWAIST MAKERS’ STRIKE OF 1909

Where Do Our Clothes Come From? Download the Teaching Guide for BRAVE GIRL, as well as the Classroom Bookshelf resources, including notes on the the Garment Industry, Pioneering Women, and more.

Be sure to visit the Tenement Museum website.

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BALLOONS OVER BROADWAY: THE TRUE STORY OF THE PUPPETEER OF MACY’S PARADE

There are a number of  great ways to share this picture book biography  with readers of all ages. Download the EDUCATOR’S GUIDE, the ACTIVITY KIT including templates for making finger puppets and designing  your own parade balloons.

Here’s a short video celebrating the Texas Bluebonnet Nomination.

The University of Minnesota Kerlan Collection created the Engineering of a Picture Book, a comprehensive digital resource about the making  this picture book biography.

 
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MRS. HARKNESS AND THE PANDA

How many pounds of bamboo can a panda eat in a day? This Educator’s Guide includes Questions to Consider, Science, Math, and Art.

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THE BOY WHO DREW BIRDS: THE STORY OF JOHN JAMES AUDUBON

Author Jacqueline Davies created a stunning Educator’s Guide, including activities linking to science and technology, extinction, migrating, and nature journaling, to name a few.