Here’s a school honoring writing. Sandhills Elementary in Swansea, SC. A beautiful framed board where teachers can honor the greatest recent writing by their students. Bravo!
See how the teachers at Sandhills Elementary honor writing and analyze books. Continue reading “Analyzing and Honoring Writing at Sandhills Elem in Swansea, SC”
Who wouldn’t want to read in this great library nook created by Kate Byrd at Belton Elementary School? I had a terrific week of visits to this area of South Carolina. At Belton Elementary, I had lunch with lots of aspiring Continue reading “A Great Place to Read in Belton, SC”
It is going to take me quite a while to process all the great teaching techniques I witnessed at Indian Hill Elementary and Indian Hill Primary, two schools in Cincinnati. Just look at what Mrs. Bauer and her class were doing with nonfiction. This is a classroom full of words. You can see their process on the walls. Continue reading “The Dynamic Nonfiction Classroom: a Visit to Indian Hill Elementary in Ohio”
Here’s a link to a blog that asks Kate Endle about her art, including the art she did for our book, Trout Are Made of Trees. Hooray, Kate!
Blush about them calling me a nonfiction goddess 🙂
Here is a site for K-12 grants that may help with literary activities.
Thank you, librarian Jonelle Hamou, for contributing this project. 3rd and 4th grade students at Frederick Douglass Elementary, in Winchester, VA, investigated science and art in connection with STARS BENEATH YOUR BED: the Surprising Story of Dust.
Students use ink pens to color parts of coffee filters, then fold each filter into a pie-piece shape. Continue reading “Sunrises, Science, Coffee Filters, and Art”
This has been a great year. VULTURE VIEW was named a Theodor Geisel Honor book by the American Library Association.
This relatively new award is named after Dr. Seuss and it honors both the text and illustrations of books geared for children beginning to read. I am thrilled and so happy for my work to be paired with the great illustrations done by Steve Jenkins. I attended the ALA national conference in Anaheim to accept the Honor Award. Continue reading “What’s New 2008”
Tuesday I had the pleasure of speaking at the Erikson Institute, located in downtown Chicago. The folks at Erikson are devoted to graduate study and research related to child development. Continue reading “Erikson Institute, wow what a place!”