AAAS K-2 Lesson and Whale Review

HereComeTheHumpbacksAAAS Science NetLinks has put up an excellent K-2 lesson on food chains that uses Vulture View and Trout Are Made of Trees. It links with Project 2061 Benchmark 5 The Living Environment; and National Science Standard C, Life Science.  The National Science Teachers Association website has a section called  NSTA RECOMMENDS which points out good resources for science teaching. Here Come the Humpbacks was just added with a full review.

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Food Chain, Food Web Activity for Trout Are Made of Trees

Shirley Duke recently presented this food web and food chain activity at the Texas Library Association Convention. She’s generously letting me post the entire activity for download here.


Trout Are Made of Trees, by April Pulley Sayre. Illustrated by Kate Endle  

ISBN: 978-1-58089-137-0     Charlesbridge

Grade Level: 3-5

Subject: Science: Food Chain, System Interactions, Processes Within Systems, Consequences of Removing Vital Components 

Prepared by: Shirley Duke;

Ants, Vultures, and Compost Curricula, Lexington SC Schools

A few more photos from Lexington School District in SC. I was there for 9 days of talks including a weekend READ Fest, a community event put on by the extraordinary school librarians of this district.

What’s New 2008

This has been a great year. VULTURE VIEW was named a Theodor Geisel Honor book by the American Library Association.

See the lovely Geisel Honor Sticker?
See the lovely Geisel Honor Sticker?

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”