Our Projects

Take a look at some of our projects. If you work with or have young people in your life, feel free to download and use the resources with them. Don’t hesitate to share with others. We just ask you credit Room 228. Read away!

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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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It’s Just So…Book Series by Brenda Faatz and Peter Trimarco

This educator (and parent!) guide includes a variety of hands-on, creative, and fun ways to interact with the It’s Just So… picture book series written and illustrated by Brenda Faatz and Peter Trimarco. The interdisciplinary activities in this guide welcome and encourage all styles of learners to explore the concepts in the specific titles and in the series as a whole while also offering virtual learning adaptations (Virtual Boosts) and suggestions for reaching learners of a variety of ages (Enrichment Extras). Theater, dance, art, writing, and other experiential activities abound! The protagonist of this series, Lizzy, is imaginative, expressive, relatable, and oh so lovable.

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Educational Bundle for Can I Play Too? by Samantha Cotterill

Samantha Cotterill’s Little Senses books are created with love for any kid who sometimes feels anxious or overwhelmed, but especially for kids who are on the autism spectrum and/or have sensory issues. This Can I Play Too? educational bundle has support resources for families, educators, and communities who work with young people. It includes a poster, bookmarks with resource links, activity cards, and a mini feelings draw reproducible. We hope you can use the bundle, the Can I Play Too? picture book and the entire Little Senses series to support social and empathy skills in the young people in your life.

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