Tag: literacy

K is for Kindergarten #tbt Show and Tell –part 3

Welcome to Show and Tell, where your fan favorites and #kidlit authors & illustrators share their kindergarten pictures and a kinder memory each #tbt. This week’s Kinder grew up to be picture book author and musician Tim McCanna.  Tim is the author of BITTY BOT, WATERSONG, and his recent release: BARNYARD BOOGIE with illustrations by… Read more »

K is for Kindergarten: #tbt Show and Tell

Ever wonder what your fan favorites and #kidlit authors & illustrators were like as kids? Welcome to Show and Tell, where we’ll share their kindergarten pictures and a memory of  kindergarten days each #tbt. Today’s Kindergarten Show and Tell is from award-winning author/illustrator Antoinette Portis, whose books include WAIT!,  BEST FRINTS IN THE UNIVERSE,  … Read more »

Stepping through the #FantasticFrame with author Lin Oliver

Author Lin Oliver can make anything fun. Seriously–from SCBWI conference announcements to the crooked finger on her right hand (see #7 below), Lin’s repartee will have you chuckling. So I jumped at the chance to ask Lin about her action-packed new chapter book series, THE FANTASTIC FRAME. Think MAGIC TREE HOUSE meets your favorite works… Read more »

Three #amwriting #writingprocess reminders from the Olympics. (Obrigada, Brasil!)

  Confession: While I’m incredibly inspired by each Olympic athlete, my current personal best is an occasional sprint to the fridge between competitions. Thus, I hereby justify my Olympic-binge-watching by offering three #writingprocess take-aways. #amwriting reminders too. Dive in. When I teach the WRITING PROCESS, I neglect one of the hardest parts: The WAITING PROCESS. Like an athlete’s Olympic… Read more »

Poetry for ALL–3 easy activities for #NationalPoetryMonth

Another lesson plan? Fear not! As a teacher, I know the LAST THING YOU NEED IS MORE TO DO.  Thus, dear fabulous teachers, I present to you 3 activities you can use TOMORROW–with minimal prep– for #NationalPoetryMonth or those days you need just a little something extra to GET KIDS EXCITED ABOUT WORDS! FIRST LINE/LAST… Read more »