Thanks for having me visit your community! Here are some resources that I hope will help you keep the book and writing love going even though our visit together is finished.
Puddle Song – Craft activity sheet and video, book trailer
Finding Family – Definito poems for two words from the book, book trailer, several activity sheets, Meet the Author audio, Finding Family as an SEL book, blog posts from The Loon Project about the mallard-loon family, teaching guide
Zap! Clap! Boom! – Activity sheet, book trailer
We Belong – Poster, booktalk video, We Belong poem templates (and more materials coming soon!)
If You Want to Knit Some Mittens – Activity sheets, STEM lesson plan, and book trailer & writing process videos, National Ag in the Classroom associated resources, Laura’s booktalk for educators via National Ag in the Classroom
Clover Kitty Goes to Kittygarten – Activity sheets, storytime/classroom ideas, book trailer
Secrets of the Loon – Activity sheets, readaloud video, movement video for storytime, and book trailer
Snack, Snooze, Skedaddle – Activity sheets and game, book trailer, and Padlet to share poems
Lion of the Sky – Activity sheet, Padlet to share poems, book trailer, the original 30 riddle-ku from my blog (not in LOTS)
In the Middle of the Night – Many cute activity sheets, bookmarks, Padlet to share poems
Snowman – Cold = Puddle – Teaching guide, activity sheet, podcast episode, and Padlet to share poems, Laura’s 2021 National Poemtry Month posts with an equation poem every day
Meet My Family! – Classroom guide and book trailer
If You Were the Moon – Extensive teaching guide and book trailer
BookSpeak – Reading guide, activity sheets, book trailer, video readings
A Rock Can Be… – Teaching guide and book trailer
Water Can Be… – Classroom guide, CCSS guide, student activity pages, book trailer, science content videos
A Leaf Can Be… – Teaching guide, printable bookmarks, CCSS activity sheets (one set each for K, 1, and 2), book trailer
All Can Be books – Lesson plan and templates for having students write their own (non-rhyming, individual or classroom) Can Be books
Poetry Activity Pages
Equation Poems – Click on the “What’s Your Equation? writing activity” link
15 Words or Less poem-starter images
Poetic Pursuits is a set of essays about writing poetry. These might be useful for you and your colleagues as you work on writing poetry with your students (especially the ones about specific forms like acrostic, haiku, etc.).
Stay in Touch
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Thanks, educators, for making my school visits and events awesome!