Category: Author Visits

Skyping with schools is WRAD! World Read Aloud Day

On Tuesday,  March 7th, World Read Aloud Day, I visited schools in South Carolina, Michigan, Wisconsin, two schools in Texas, and back to my home state of California–without leaving my office! First stop:  the 5th graders at Langford Elementary in South Carolina.  With each of the upper grade classes I visited, I read aloud from… Read more »

Celebrate Dr. Seuss and teach prepositional phrases!

According to Charles D. Cohen’s Seuss biography, THE SEUSS AND NOTHING BUT THE SEUSS (Random House/2004), Ted Geisel loved playing with words. Even at age 14, he wrote “O Latin,” a parody of Walt Whitman’s “O Captain, My Captain!” for the Recorder.  So why not celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday (or just have fun teaching prepositional… Read more »

I Love to Read (and explore) Brazil–part 5

O fim de semana, (which you now know, faithful blog-readers,–if you’ve read part 4–means On the weekend), we discovered one of the wonders of South America–Foz do Iguacu aka Iguazu Falls, located on the border of Argentina’s province of Misiones and the Brazilian state of Parana. (I’m missing proper accents here. Disculpe. I’m sorry.)  Think Niagra Falls in… Read more »

I Love to Read–in Brazil, part4

Oi from the beautiful city of Curitiba.  The house where we’re staying (THANK you to my wonderful friends, the Combs.) backs up to Bosque Almao (“German Woods”) where the parrots are noisily discussing o fim de semana (weekend) plans. Our plans are to go to Foz do Iguasu, but I can’t leave Curitiba without sharing more of… Read more »

I Love to Read–in Brazil, part 3

The adventure continues–this time at Escola American Campinas, where Lais Martins is the Elementary Librarian. The EAC school day began with their weekly assembly, celebrating gratittude and 100 students who had completed their summer reading program. Congratulations to all! In their own version of Carnevale, Grade 5A, the class in charge of the assembly. paraded three floats they had created… Read more »