Tag Archives | Poetry

Nick’s Picks: Cross-curricular resources about water

Walter Wick set up a complex device to snap a picture of a single drop of it. Barbara Kerley’s crystal-clear color photographs reveal how people worldwide are dependent on it, and connected by it. Langston Hughes, Karen Hesse, Jon Muth, and Herbert Shoveller celebrate its arrival in different forms. Water: ubiquitous, yet often scarce, and […]

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Steptoe father and son

This spring we’ve been busily preparing to help celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Coretta Scott King (CSK) Book Awards. First celebrated in 1970, 246 recognitions have been bestowed since the award’s inception. In the early years, only authors were recognized. By 1974, the first illustrator received an award. Then in 1994, the CSK Book […]

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Staff picks for March

We hope you enjoy our staff picks, which are our most recent favorite multimedia resources on TeachingBooks. Do you have a recent favorite resource or a resource you love to use again and again? Post a comment to let other educators know about your selection and how you use/d it in the classroom. The Cricket […]

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Tell me about your picture …

Grappling with the value of drawing when it’s the writing I want him to get to… I occasionally volunteer at a local school where I work with a 7-year-old who loves to draw. If there are markers and paper in view, he’ll invariably draw many pictures in a matter of minutes, turning a new page […]

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The sound of poetry

A few weeks ago I spoke with the author and poet, Naomi Shihab Nye, to record her introducing and reading from some of her poems and her novel Habibi.  It was fascinating and exciting to hear Naomi read her poems and share the sources of inspiration for her poetry.  I think I enjoyed it so […]

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Meet the spider and the fly for Halloween

The TeachingBooks Author of the Week this week is Tony DiTerlizzi. With Halloween approaching, I thought it might be fun to learn more about the inspiration, paper dolls, and thought process behind his Caldecott honor book, The Spider and the Fly. The links for Further Information are also fun: his website is a hoot, the […]

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2nd Children’s Poet Laureate: a walking rhyming dictionary

Congratulations to Mary Ann Hoberman who has recently been named the 2nd Children’s Poet Laureate by The Poetry Foundation. If you try an author search for Mary Ann Hoberman, you’ll find many resources on TeachingBooks.net including book guides, her author website, her Author Name Pronunciation, and Mary Ann’s Original Author Program video. We want to […]

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