A Pinata in a Pine Tree: A Latino Twelve Days of Christmas

CROSSPOSTED ON YOUNGPEOPLESPAVILION.COM Un Pinata en un árbol de pino: un latino Doce Días de Navidad “Beginning with “a piñata in a pine tree” and culminating in “doce angelitos celebrando” (twelve angels rejoicing), the double-page spreads each contain a pronunciation guide for both gifts and numbers.” –Horn Book An award-winning author and a rising star…

Rebecca Padula and Gary Dulabaum are… PaDulabaum: Americana Roots Singer-Songwriter Duo featuring multi-instrumentalists

Crossposted on YoungPeoplesPavilion.com “As outrageous and funny and full of passion for reaching/teaching children as Gary in his wildest performances.” — Jane Yolen, author of the Caldecott-winning  Owl Moon, the Commander Toad books, and How Do Dinosaurs Get Well Soon? These multi-instrumentalists and singers, Rebecca Padula and Gary Dulabaum, perform music that is truly fun for…

Graphic Organizers for Teaching Poetry Writing: Model Poems and Lessons That Support Children as They Write Different Forms

Simplify and take the guesswork out of teaching poetry with these graphic organizers and step-by-step lessons. Model poems and lessons help students learn about the characteristics and structures of poetry forms such as haiku, limericks, and acrostics. Motivating graphic organizers, tailored to each poetry form, guide them in planning, and then writing their own poems….

The Magic Manuscript: Voyage to Eve Ilion is Worth a Gazillion Magical Journeys

Two teenagers, Arthur and Jennifer, unearth a medieval manuscript in Cornwall, in modern England, during the Christmas holidays, in The Magic Manuscript: Voyage to Eve Ilion, by Barbara Burgess.  While reading the manuscript, Jennifer becomes engrossed in the story of fifteenth-century Lady Genevieve, a sixteen-year-old Cornish girl who escapes from her brother when he tries to…