18 SONGS, 4 CHORDS (Created especially for the 2017 Michigan Library Association Spring Institute)
These eighteen songs are all in the public domain and can all be played by learning just four basic chords, A, C, D, and G. Enjoy!
MAP SKILLS (grades 2 through 4) Here are two map skills worksheets to accompany the poems "Treasure Hunt" and "Off the Map" from the book When You're a Pirate Dog and Other Pirate Poems.
POETRY CLOZE WORKSHEET (grades 1 and 2) Here is a cut-and-paste cloze activity to accompany the poem "Missing" from the book When You're a Pirate Dog and Other Pirate Poems.
PIRATE CLASSROOM RULES(grades 2 and 3) Here is a fun writing activity to accompany the poem "When Stan Was a Student" from the book When You're a Pirate Dog and Other Pirate Poems.
PIRATE STEW (grades 2 through 4) A worksheet on recipes and sequencing information to accompany the poem "Pirate Stew" from the book When You're a Pirate Dog and Other Pirate Poems.
MULLIGAN MARTINSON MARLEY MCGRAW CROSSWORD PUZZLE (grades 2 and 3) Here is a crossword puzzle to go along with the tall tale poem from my book Tall Tales of the Wild West (And a Few Short Ones).
POEMS AND SONGS CROSSWORD PUZZLE (grades 3 to 5) Here is a crossword puzzle for intermediate grades using various terms related to poems and songs.
Art and Music Printables
DESIGN A SHOE(primary or intermediate grades) When I'm sharing music at schools, I always include my song "I Love My Shoes." And when we're diving into the writing process, I share a story about how that song was written. Here is a simple art activity worksheet I leave with schools after a visit.
POOR PLANET PLUTO (grades 3 to 5) Here is a reading comprehension worksheet to go along with my song "Poor Planet Pluto" from the album "When You Smile." Have your students listen to the song before reading the paragraph and responding to the questions.
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