Today I’m hosting Day 3 of a 5-day tour for Margot Finke’s new picture book, Kobi Borrows a Pouch.
This tour is sponsored by the National Writing for Children Center.
In today’s post, Margot offers some ideas for using her books in the classroom.
Margot Finke Gives Tips for Using Her Books in the Classroom
My books are written as fun reads–some are multicultural.
However, woven into every story are true facts or educational information.
A children’s writer needs to be sneaky about such thngs!
Educational facts are disguised as fun reading.
My latest PB , KOBI BORROWS a POUCH, has “safety” as it’s theme, along with Aussie words, and vocab words in bold.
DAISY AND BARTHOLOMEW Q is a tween fantasy that takes place inside a Thesaurus.
It features fabulous words that pop into Daisy’s head, and a problem with procrastination–all happening within the fun of a wild adventure.
Most of my soft cover and Kindle picture books have a Parent/Teacher guide at the back, with information about the setting and characters, + links to more detailed and helpful information for a parent or teacher.
Kindle versions for older grades also include clickable links to a Thesaurus for featured vcab words, as well as an Aussie Word Glossary and animal information for Australian themed stories.
The links at the back of my books take you to relevant information that tells about US and Aussie animals, settings, and the aboriginal people.
There is a great deal of fun stuff kids can learn by using the information and links at the back of each book.
When facts double as FUN, kids learn faster.
To follow along on all 5 days of this tour, go to www.writingforchildrencenter.com.