Category: Social Themes-New Experience

Ten Beautiful things

Life is always changing, and sometimes, change is hard. In Ten Beautiful Things, we learn how finding beauty in our surroundings can make things easier. The story starts with an illustration on the title page. Here, we see a grandmother loading up her car… Continue Reading “Ten Beautiful things”

Camilla, Cartographer Lesson Activity

Summary A cartographer is a person who draws or produces maps. Warthogs can draw maps, too. Well, only in the pages of this illuminating book about tracking your path. The story opens on a wintery day. A blanket of snow covers the forest. Camilla,… Continue Reading “Camilla, Cartographer Lesson Activity”

Someone New by Anne Sibley O’Brien

Summary Imagine you have a learner in your classroom from another country. They speak their native language. How do you include them in your conversations to learn their perspective? Someone New illustrates how to welcome diverse learners in the classroom. Three different scenarios describe what it… Continue Reading “Someone New by Anne Sibley O’Brien”

Where’s Rodney? by Carmen Bogan

Summary Rodney can’t sit still in class. His curiosity about the natural world draws his focus to the window to see birds, bugs and dogs. The outside world fascinates him. Being in school does not. His classmates laugh at Rodney when he fools around.… Continue Reading “Where’s Rodney? by Carmen Bogan”

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