Who Wants to Be in a Video? And a Riddle-Ku for Halloween

Hi, educators! I hope you’re well. I’m sick as a dog in Florida, and I’m having to cancel my storytime in Minnesota for tomorrow. I’ve never had to do that in 15 years of author visits & storytimes. Sigh.

Meanwhile, two things for you today!

I’m Looking for Kids to Answer a Question in a Video

Do you have students who’d like to be in a video to help spread the word about a nonfiction picture book? I’m asking for educators to video (with parents’ permission) students–or your own relatives :>)

  1. Ask the student, “What’s wonderful about thunderstorms?” Or “What’s scary about thunderstorms?”
  2. Video their answer, preferably with a few silent seconds both before and after they talk.
  3. Contact me through my website to let me know you’ve got a video to share, and I’ll give you a link to the release form for parents, which they’ll fill out online.
  4. Send me the video (which should be only about 5 seconds).

Thank you SO much! I’m hoping to get responses from 10 or so kids, and diversity and drama are both extra welcome.

A Halloween Riddle-Ku

Here’s a riddle-ku from Lion of the Sky. I love Mercè López’ art here, too! It’s fun to read just the words to students and let them try to solve the riddle before you show them the art.

You can find more resources for this book here.

[My Classroom Connections posts share a way to connect one of my books or poems to a classroom topic–often something timely that you might be covering in the next month or so. Please share this post if you have educator friends who might be interested–thanks!]

4 Responses

  1. Hi Laura!
    I’m working with an at risk school this year as a writing facilitator, supporting teachers and students. I’m sure I could find you some cuties to talk about thunderstorms. If you’re still in need, let me know and I’ll get on it.
    Xo Kim

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