Posts Tagged ‘English Language Arts’

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.


Contests & giveaways | June 2013

Each month we share information about special, free, and enjoyable opportunities for you that we feel support the mission of TeachingBooks. This month, we hope you enjoy learning about the following opportunities (in order of deadline): WIN A FREE COPY OF Breakfast on Mars and 37 Other Delectable Essays (Elementary and Middle School) Breakfast on [...]


Guest Blogger: Candace Fleming

I remember it clearly—the day the inspiration for Papa’s Mechanical Fish (Farrar, 2013) fell in my lap. I was sitting cross-legged on the basement floor of the Old Lighthouse Museum in Michigan City, Indiana, rummaging through a box of photographs when a crumbling, decades-old booklet slipped out from a manila folder.


Blog tour: Jesse Klausmeier

Yes, it’s true. I have always loved concept books. ABCs, one-two-threes, reds yellows blues, you name a concept book – chances are, I loved it.


Guest Blogger: Steve Sheinkin

I was describing my research and note-taking process during a recent school visit, when a boy raised his hand and said, “Sounds like you do homework for a living.”