Teaching

Big Picture 2: Kindness, part 3

Check out Donna Janell Bowman and Daniel Minter's websites. As promised, here is Part 3 of Step Right Up: How Doc and Jim Key Taught the World about Kindness. If you've skipped over the Afterword, I highly recommend you read it! Standards CCSS SL.3.1 Engage in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led)… Continue reading Big Picture 2: Kindness, part 3

Teaching

Big Picture 1: Deforestation

Check out Author-Illustrator, Juana Martinez-Neal's website. Wow! Juana Martinez-Neal's book, Zonia's Rain Forest, delivers a powerful message in so few words. There are multiple "big picture" ideas you can take from this book, but for your sake (and mine), I am going to stay focused on the issue of deforestation. If you haven't read this… Continue reading Big Picture 1: Deforestation