Additional Links of Interest
Teachers Pay Teachers is a marketplace for teachers to share their lesson plans, classroom ideas and other original teaching resources with each other.
Lots of inexpensive (and plenty of free) ideas to help your lessons along.
Do you have a child or student that struggles with dyslexia or other reading challenges? Teacher and reading specialist
Carol S. Fitzpatrick has worked with struggling readers for over 30 years with encouraging and exciting results.
If your child or student has a disability that affects their ability to read, check out Bookshare,
an online digital library supported by the U.S. Department of Education that gives free access for students with qualifying
disabilities to over 43,000 books. Bookshare legally allows reader members to share books that might not be accessible otherwise.
They can also point you to some assistive technology tools for alternate reading strategies.
Teacher Amy lets you peek into a first grade classroom with this fun blog. Classroom crafts, lesson ideas and lots of pictures too!
Technology is changing and growing as fast as our kids are, and this site offers tools to help kids age 9-14 enter the
online community safely with input from experts, teachers, and families that share a concern for protecting our children.
Find an author or illustrator that lives in your area, see background
information on its members and advice on school presentations.
Margriet offers valuable guides for optimizing the fun and learning of an author visit
to your school. She is also founder and editor of
, a web magazine
that publishes writing by children.
This blog article talks about a company that recycles crayons. If you're in the Conneticut/New York/New Jersey area, it's
worth checking out!
JacketFlap has more information on your favorite writers, illustrators and publishers. Check out my page there!
A news feed of interesting links, some of my current projects and more.
Podcasts and more...
In May 2008, When Pigs Fly was part of Gisele's Big Backyard
as a feature read-aloud story. Would you or your child like to hear
Gisele read When Pigs Fly? Click here
. (You might have to
peek in the archives.)
In "Dana's Dailies", I found this life lesson based on When Pigs Fly.
In spring 2007, the county I live in closed all its public library doors. I spoke with Mark of Just One More Book about the
importance of libraries and about writing.
A fun review of When Pigs Fly. Just One More Book is a fabulous resource of interviews, reviews and more for children's books
and the people that read them.