Posts Tagged ‘English Language Arts’

Contests & Giveaways | March 2014

Each month we feature free and enjoyable book contests and giveaways! We hope you will enjoy the following opportunities as well as the author and book resources available via TeachingBooks.net.   WIN A FREE COPY of Shaping Up Summer (Elementary) Shaping Up Summer is the new, final book in the Math in Nature series—four picture books that help kids [...]


Guest Blogger: David Macaulay

When I start a book I know what it’s going to be about, but I almost never know the best way to tell the story. With Jet Plane: How It Works (David Macaulay Studio, 2012), I started with elephants. I was thinking about how remarkable it is that heavy things can fly.?


Contests & Giveaways | February 2014

Each month we feature free and enjoyable book contests and giveaways! We hope you will enjoy the following opportunities as well as the author and book resources available via TeachingBooks.net. WIN A FREE COPY of Plastic, Ahoy! Investigating the Great Pacific Garbage Patch (Middle School) Plastic: It’s used to make everything from drink bottles and bags [...]


Guest Blogger: Sy Montgomery

Working with Nic Bishop on a “Scientists in the Field” book always entails thrilling moments. Together, with the men and women whose work we chronicle, we’ve handled wild tarantulas in French Guiana, walked among 18,000 slithering snakes in Canada, and traveled on Bactrian camels in Mongolia in search of snow leopards.?


Contests & giveaways | January 2014

Each month we feature free and enjoyable book contests and giveaways! We hope you will enjoy the following opportunities as well as the author and book resources available via TeachingBooks.net. WIN A FREE COPY of Mi Familia Calaca/My Skeleton Family (Elementary) Welcome to the family! It’s just like yours: father, mother, sister, brother, abuelita, gato. Well, there’s something [...]


Guest Blogger: Nikki Grimes

Daydreaming becomes a strong muscle if you exercise it often enough. By the time I was ten, I could lasso a daydream and ride the wind. Who wouldn’t want to do that?


Contests & giveaways | December 2013

Each month we feature free and enjoyable book contests and giveaways! We hope you will enjoy the following opportunities as well as the author and book resources available via TeachingBooks.net. WIN A FREE COPY OF Next (High School) Derrick Bowen has one thing on his mind when basketball practice starts his freshman year: winning the job of [...]


Guest Blogger: James Howe

I like to say that I began writing before I knew how to write. By that I mean that I made up stories, acting them out with my dolls and stuffed animals, turning them into plays to perform with my neighborhood friends, or dictating them to my father, who would then type them out on the manual typewriter his father gave him when he was a young man. Writing, in my head and on paper, was my way of making sense of the world and my place in it.


Contests & giveaways | October 2013

Each month we feature free and enjoyable book contests and giveaways! We hope you will enjoy the following opportunities as well as the author and book resources available via TeachingBooks.net. WIN A FREE COPY of The August House Book of Scary Stories (Elementary and Middle School) Contributed by storytellers who work in school settings, the stories in The [...]


Guest Blogger: Thanhha Lai

I do not consider myself a poet. I do read plenty of poetry but am trained in prose. After all, I started my writing life as a journalist, on the police beat. Very little time was devoted to crafting just the right phrase; mostly I was panicking to make deadline.