March 2015

Web Resources

Meet Susan Grigsby

Susan Grigsby teaches writing to youth and adults and is also an adjunct instructor in the Graduate Education Department at Webster University. Her poetry has appeared in national literary journals including Quarterly West, The Sycamore Review, and Sou’Wester and has won several awards. Her children’s books include the award-winning In the Garden with Dr. Carver (2011) and First Peas to the Table (2012), and Wisteria’s Show and Tell Spectacular: Older than the Dinosaurs (2012). She is a contributing author of the just-released book Open the Door: How to Excite Young People About Poetry.

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Meet the Author

Nick Glass of TeachingBooks. net interviewed Dan Santat in his Pasadena, California home on August 6, 2013.

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Additional Resources

  • Standards
    Common Core correlations for this issue’s lessons and activities
  • Curriculum Connections
    What Is Science? Discussion Prompts; Dewey 500s Matching Game
  • Freebies, Doodads, & Helpful Hints
    Book Series Match Activity Sheet
  • Grow with STEM
    Citizen Science activities; Test It Out! Testing chlorophyll activity
  • Library Lessons: Under the Sea
    Onomatopoeia Activity Cards; Paper Plate Bird and Fish Props; Sea Creatures Imagined and Real Activity Sheet; Sea Creature List; Sea Topics List; Fishing for Book Titles and Fishing for Book Connections Activity Sheets