Whenever I read my book All Through My Town to young listeners, I tell them that many of the details were inspired by the Chicago suburb where I grew up – Highland Park, IL. I call it a town. But it’s actually the City of Highland Park. So what’s the difference? The simple social studies activity… Read more »
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Tuesday for Teachers: A View From their Window
In my book TIME OUT FOR MONSTERS, the boy in the story draws a window with a view. What would students like to see outside their windows? Let them draw their dream views on square-shaped pieces of paper. When they’re finished, let them add a paper window frame and panes with thin strips of brown… Read more »
Tuesdays for Teachers: TOO PICKLEY! Yucky and Yummy Plates!
I’m so excited about my new blog topic – TUESDAYS FOR TEACHERS! I’ll be saving my Tuesday blog spots to highlight fun ideas for using my books in the classroom. Some activities will come from my fabulous Curriculum Guides (which were created by award-winning teachers!) and others will come from activities I’ve used and experiences… Read more »