Tag: Lion of the Sky

Lift-the-Flap Craft for Lion of the Sky

Celebrating World Water Day? Check out my post last week! One of my very favorite things is when a teacher uses a book I wrote as a jumping off point for a classroom activity. A bit ago, @mmtteacher on Twitter shared these images of her students’ lift-the-flap riddle-ku. They were

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A Winter Riddle-Ku

It’s almost winter! I find myself writing about the seasons over and over again. I circle back to that topic the same way the seasons themselves circle around each year. That’s so comforting to me. Here’s a riddle-ku from Lion of the Sky: Haiku for All Seasons. Can your students

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Ready to Write Some Zoo-Ku? #ClassroomConnections

I so love it when kids (or grown-ups) do their own writing inspired by something I wrote! A virtual book club of 2nd graders at Spradley Elementary in Frisco, TX, read Lion of the Sky and wrote their own zoo-ku in response. Aren’t those fabulous? Can you guess the animals?

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Riddle-ku by 2nd graders! #PoetryFriday

Happy Poetry Friday! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.) Y’all might know I love mentor texts and use them in my own writing a lot. And few things make me happier than when my own books inspire other people to write. That’s why I’m super excited to share these

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A Halloween Riddle-Ku [Poetry Friday]

Happy Poetry Friday! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.) Howdy, everyone–thanks for your warm thoughts last week. My sister was briefly out of the hospital but is back in 🙁 The yo-yoing back and forth is wearing her down. Anyway, your kind thoughts here and other social media really

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Dandelion poems from two books, Lion of the Sky and Snowman-Cold=Puddle

Dandelion Poems, Crafts, and Coloring Page

There’s something about a dandelion. I know many folks hate them, and I admit a yard over-run by them can be…intimidating. But a single beautiful dandelion seedhead…. I seem to have a number of dandelion poems. Here are two from two 2019 picture books, Snowman-Cold=Puddle and Lion of the Sky.

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Fireworks Poem

Happy Poetry Friday! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.) Well, we won’t be going to see any fireworks this year, but the ones Mercè López created for Lion of the Sky are more glorious, anyway! Now if we could just create a world where the only explosions were fireworks…

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Winter Haiku from Lion of the Sky [Poetry Friday]

Happy Poetry Friday! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.) I am gob-smacked to share that I have THREE books on the 2020 NCTE Poetry Notables list!   I am so happy! The committee is made up of teacher educators, poets, and poetry lovers, and I know they spent much

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