Posts Tagged "Melissa Sweet"

Some Writer: Creating Art with E.B. White’s Words

Posted by on Dec 20, 2016 in * Grades 00-02, * Grades 03-06, KidLit Tool: Activity Sheet, Theme: Arts & Crafts, Zee Lastest and Greatest | 0 comments

SOME WRITER! THE STORY OF E.B. WHITE Creating Art with White’s Words Best Users: Educators, Librarians, Families Best Audience: Children Grades 02-05 ABOUT THE ACTIVITY After reading Melissa Sweet’s Some Writer!: The Story of E.B. White (HMH), you can offer your readers quotations from White to use it in a collage or shadow box. The activity sheet provides the quotations.  All you need to add is collage materials, boxes, scissors, glue sticks, inspiration and to be (as E.B. White said), “obscure clearly.” This slideshow requires JavaScript.   DOWNLOAD THE ACTIVITY Some Writer: Quotes to...

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Some Writer! Some Giveaway! A Celebration of E.B. White’s Words

Posted by on Oct 3, 2016 in Giveaway: Librarians, Giveaway: Readers, Zee Lastest and Greatest | 5 comments

READERS SHARED THE WORDS OF E.B. WHITE and libraries won an E.B. WHITE COLLECTION In celebration of the release of Some Writer! The Story of E.B. White by Melissa Sweet (HMH Kids) and Charlotte Web’s 64th birthday, we  offered a way to share White’s words and Sweet’s illustrations! Readers who shared any of the images below using the hashtag #EBSomeWriter could win the book collection (pictured above) for a favorite library. The Winning Libraries & Schools! Bangor Public Library, Bangor, ME CALVARY EPISCOPAL SCHOOL, Bastrop, TX Miller Library at Cornerstone University,...

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Balloons Over Broadway: Puppet Play and Clever Classroom Exploration

Posted by on Nov 2, 2012 in * Grades 00-02, * Grades 03-06, Giveaway: Readers, KidLit Tool: Event Kit, KidLit Tool: Story Hour Kit, Theme: Arts & Crafts, Theme: Puppetry, Theme: Thanksgiving | 2 comments

Reader Engagement Project: Turn Readers into Puppeteers In the non-fiction picture book, Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy’s Parade by Melissa Sweet (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), readers meet the brilliant and playful inventor / artist / puppeteer, Tony Sarg.  The young boy that made puppets and other clever creations became the one of the greatest innovators in puppetry and the inventor of the grandest parade spectacle in America -the Macy’s Parade balloons. Imagine inspiring your readers to create puppets of their own either right after a reading of...

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