Theme: Poetry

Double Happiness: Origami Box & Poetry Activity

Posted by on Oct 2, 2015 in * Grades 00-02, * Grades 03-06, KidLit Tool: Event Kit, Theme: Arts & Crafts, Theme: Asian / Asian American, Theme: Poetry | 0 comments

Reader Engagement Project: THE BOOK In the picture book Double Happiness by Nancy Tupper Ling and illustrated by Alina Chau (Chronicle Books), Nai Nai gives her Chinese American grandchildren each a box.  Into that box they place the things that will remind them of their life in San Francisco, their emotions about moving away and their excitement about their new home on the East Coast. “A thoughtful and moving story of memory and change.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review ORIGAMI & POETRY ACTIVITY For Classrooms, Libraries & Community Groups  ACTIVITY: DOUBLE HAPPINESS BOX...

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Words as Freedom: Poetry Workshop Based on Don Tate’s Poet

Posted by on Sep 3, 2015 in * Grades 03-06, * Grades 06-09, Theme: African American, Theme: History (US), Theme: Poetry | 0 comments

Reader Engagement Project: THE BOOK Poet: The Remarkable Story of George Moses 
Horton, a nonfiction picture book by Don Tate (Peachtree Publishers), 
tells the story of a North Carolina man who spent his lifetime writing and performing poetry despite being enslaved. For most of Horton’s life, words were the only freedom available to him. “Fascinated by the power of words, Horton taught himself to read and began composing verses…remarkable man’s life offers a new perspective with remarkable clarity.” —Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review POETRY WORKSHOP For Classrooms, Libraries &...

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