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Educator resources

Video Poems - A small handful of Eric Ode poems

Otters, Snails and Tadpole Tailes activities - Kane Miller Books has made this free lesson/activity guide available for Otters, Snails and Tadpole Tails. (This link will take you to another web site.)

Otters, Snails and Tadpole Tails color pages - Illustrator Ruth Harper has created these wonderful color pages for you to freely use. Kane Miller Books hosts these pages on their web site. (This link will take you to another web site.)

Too Many Tomatoes (Find a couple of fun bulletin board ideas at the bottom of the page.)

Too Many Tomatoes activities - Here are a number of fun literacy connection activities and lessons for my book Too Many Tomatoes. (Early childhood)

Too Many Tomatoes - preschool/kindergarten lesson plan
Skills focus: sequencing, action words, descriptive language

Dan, the Taxi Man

Dan, the Taxi Man activities - Kane Miller Books has made this free lesson/activity guide available for Dan, the Taxi Man. (This link will take you to another web site.)

Dan, the Taxi Man - coloring page with Dan and Maureen

Sea Star Wishes

Sea Star Wishes activity guide - (Share Sea Star Wishes: Poems from the Coast with your students. Sasquatch Books has made this free downloadable lesson and activity guide available. Enjoy! (This link will take you to another web site.)

TOOLS FOR WRITERS - It isn't always easy to find examples of the tools we want our students to learn to use. Here are a few writer's tools and some examples of poems that make use of those tools. Examples from Sea Star Wishes - Poems from the Coast

When You're a Pirate Dog - and Other Pirate Poems

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.

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.

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.

TOOLS FOR WRITERS - It isn't always easy to find examples of the tools we want our students to learn to use. Here are a few writer's tools and some examples of poems that make use of those tools. Examples from When You're a Pirate Dog - And Other Pirate Poems

And some other odds and ends...

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.

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).

18 Songs, 4 Chords – created for 2017 Michigan Library Assoc Institute

TOMATO FACTS DIALS - These students researched facts about tomatoes. The facts were typed up and printed, and then each student built a fact dial out of paper plates and brass fasteners.

SHARING TOMATOES - The book Too Many Tomatoes is a book about sharing. This project had a classroom of kindergartners writing and illustrating about who they would give their extra tomatoes to.