Moody Moody Cars Educator Guide

Bumpers, lights, grills, and fenders come alive in this beautifully designed picture book, Moody Moody Cars, by Eileen Kennedy-Moore, PhD, with photos by Michael Furman. Young readers and their educators can simply admire some really cool cars, or they may also dive deeper into the engine that helps drive us all toward emotional wellbeing and educational progress – social-emotional learning. The various activities in this guide span classroom discussion, improv, and art while creating opportunities to develop social-emotional, writing and reading skills. Moody Moody Cars, along with these engaging activities, will help your students develop their accuracy in recognizing emotions in the world around them…one road trip at a time.

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Educator Guide for Brenda Faatz’s & Peter Trimarco’s Now What?

Now What? It’s the essential question for all kids when they are having a play-filled day moving at warp speed from one activity to another. The latest Lizzy adventure includes this classic dilemma, and Lizzy and company’s approach does not disappoint. Her creativity and out of the box thinking fills her day with fun, adventure, and creative problem solving. This treasure trove of activities dips into the arts, critical thinking, and problem solving. Each activity helps readers interact with the book on a deeper level. Jump into the day with Lizzy’s crew and enjoy!

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Author’s Guide: Jacqueline Woodson

Woodson’s mastery of examining sophisticated topics through age-appropriate story-telling is inspiring.  This author study guides educators through many of Woodson’s chosen techniques so students can analyze, evaluate and practice them in their own reading and writing.

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Educator Guide for Kevin Hart’s Marcus Makes a Movie

This was a ridiculously fun educator guide to work on! Kevin Hart’s middle grade book is so funny and has so much heart (pun totally, absolutely intended). It’s gut bending and warm at the same time. This educator guide celebrates creativity and allows for ample opportunity for the young people in your classroom or in your life to shine. Check out the step-by-step movie-making adventure!

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Educational Bundle for It Was Supposed to Be Sunny by Samantha Cotterill

It Was Supposed to Be Sunny is a gentle story that provides a wonderful opportunity to help children identify feelings, navigate unexpected changes, and learn coping strategies. While not explicitly stated, like Samantha Cotterill’s other Little Senses books, the story touches on neurodiversity and aims to develop empathy in all who read it. This educational bundle of materials is designed for all learners: kinesthetic, visual, auditory, and tactile. Use it to support children and families across a variety of settings in their quest to understand emotions and navigate change.

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