Teddy Bear Time
Teddy Bear stories provide the backdrop for introducing the youngest students to the various ways stories can be enjoyed. The gamut of presentation methods will help develop the concept of sharing stories and open the door to the world of libraries.
Stories in Threes
From stories you know by heart to the heart of a brand new story. The element of three, so common in folklore, is used to present tales and current literature based around a common theme.
Provide students with literature that connects characterization, comparison, retelling and more with one sly critter - the fox. Librarians lead the hunt to step out of the story and go beyond the words and pictures to deeper understanding and fun.
Make the acquaintance of activities created to introduce the skills needed for checking out and caring for books by first time library users. Literature creates learning links to prepare students for taking books home for the first time. Extensive parent materials are provided that complement the student experiences.
Every child from Singapore to Savannah knows the sound a cow makes and what the picture of a duck looks likes. So gather a basket of barnyard books to kindle the interest in your students in reading and writing fiction and nonfiction.
Focus on Frogs
How do you turn your students into a school of book-hungry pollywogs? Come and leap into literacy to see how frogs can mean fun and learning for everyone. This interactive session provides activities, books and more to get students saying "readit".
Quilt Me a Story
With the vast array of quality children’s books about quilts, librarians will come to appreciate the potential waiting right under the covers. This workshop provides the pattern needed to allow reading and children to become your needle and thread to create a literacy-learning masterpiece.
Bug Out Over Books
Examine the world of insects contained in children's fiction and nonfiction. Then let these critters lead the way down the path of data grids and writing frames to successful writing experiences for all your children.
Out of this World
This fun-yet-informative workshop launches the concepts of fiction, nonfiction and biography. Outer space becomes the rocket to reach the learning of sections in a library and a universe of more wonder and amazement.
It's Raining Cats and Dogs
The universal language of pets is used to promote instruction in nonfiction writing of everything from book reports to reports about wild animals. Beginning research skills are introduced and practiced using age-appropriate methods and materials.
This workshop session illustrates the connection between reading and writing. Learn how students can successfully experience writing a whole book on their first attempt. This large group encounter with writing provides for a rewarding encounter for children of all levels of learning.
[Award Winning Materials]
Take a scroll down memory lane to share with your students what life was like in the 'good old days' of the early 1900's. Support student exploration into developing insights into his and her stories known as history. These activities provide opportunities to extend visual literacy learning and more.