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  • Bess
    Meant for 3rd and 4th graders, this guided reader (level P) tells the story of how girls aren’t allowed to act in Shakespeare’s London, so Bess pretends to be a boy to get a role. When it’s showtime, can she let her parents — and the Globe — know it’s her? BESS deals with the theme of how deep, societal change moves ever so slowly and how we can still play a part in it.
  • Snow Daysnow_day
    This early chapter book features full-color illustrations to capture the attention of 4th-6th grade children who enjoy modern retellings of classic tales. In this spin on Hansel and Gretel, Lia and Tim are playing outside on a snow day when they get lost in the woods. They find a candy shop owned by the mysterious Mr. Gretel, who gives them as much candy as they can eat. But they’ll have to rely on their own smarts when it comes to getting home! Kids will be captivated by this fast-paced adventure story that appeals to reluctant readers.

  • Let’s Get This Day Started: Math Grade 5 and Math Grade 6: The Let’s Get This Day Started series is a quick and easy way to enhance students’ proficiency in the content areas throughout the school year. Designed to be flexible enough for daily or weekly use, choose from various topics organized into themed units. Challenge students to learn and practice a variety of skills and strategies to help them succeed in the classroom and beyond.

  • Information Literacy: Separating Fact from Fiction: Thisbook sff essential professional resource includes everything that teachers need to help students achieve digital literacy, and includes activities and easy-to-use templates to support teachers as they teach the key skills of analyzing and understanding online information.

  • book ccwsCalifornia’s Complex Water System: Learn about the history of California’s water system with this primary source reader that builds literacy and social studies content knowledge! Primary source documents help students look at the world and current issues with a historical lens, and encourage them to consider bias and the validity and reliability of sources.

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Educational Resources:

  • Primary Source Readers: California Kit: I developed all of the educator guides for this kit. From the publisher: “This kit helps to build social studies content-area literacy by integrating dynamic primary sources into the classroom! This comprehensive kit uses original documents, maps, photographs, and other materials to engage students in learning the history of California.”
  • Joining Forces: I co-authored this curriculum for schools to support children impacted by incarceration.

  • “Flopping Frogs,” about the evolution of the tailed frog, is one of the articles I sold to Highlights for Children. I also developed language arts resources to complement the piece.

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