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Welcome! If you’re new to me or new to Tales for the Mighty Writer start here! What: Tales for the Mighty Writer offers information about books that will enrich children’s lives. Who: This blog is for teachers, librarians, homeschooling parents, after school program leaders, and authors and anyone else who is looking for a good book...
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A Note to Readers How I love picture book biographies! Today’s post features a picture book biography that will be perfect for Women’s History Month (right now!) or a unit on the Revolutionary War. Happy Reading! Rochelle   Teaching Revolutionary Prudence Wright   Tell us about your book. REVOLUTIONARY PRUDENCE WRIGHT: LEADING THE MINUTE WOMEN...
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A Note to Readers When I researched Charles Darwin for my book, Mightier Than the Sword, I was surprised to learn he frequently skipped school. But Darwin didn’t just mess around–(okay, he did a little of that)–he used his time away from school to experiment with chemistry. In fact, he got so good at making...
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A Note to Readers Underpants. Say it in a crowd of kids, and they will erupt in giggles. No doubt they will adore Christine Van Zandt’s brand new book A Brief History of Underpants. I certainly do! Read on to learn about how you can use this book in your classroom. Happy reading, Rochelle  ...
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A Note to Readers We’re smack dab in the middle of the holiday season. Tomorrow we celebrate Thanksgiving in the United States. Advent begins Sunday. Hanukkah begins Sunday night. With all the holiday joy, your students will be bursting at the seams to talk about their family traditions, and today’s post will help you! Today,...
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A Note To Readers Today I am delighted to welcome one of my debut group colleagues to the blog to talk about how to teach his picture book, I am Odd, I am New. Ben Giroux wrote his I AM poem as a classroom assignment when he was ten. Now that he’s 16, he’s about...
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A Note to Readers When I was a child, I loved mysteries. Not only did I devour books like Harriet the Spy–I was always looking around the neighborhood for mysteries to solve. I would have loved a book like Secret, Secret Agent Guy. I’m so excited to welcome my friend and critique partner to talk...
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A Note to Readers I’m delighted to welcome Nancy Tupper Ling to the blog to talk about the book she co-edited with June Cotner, For Every Little Thing. This jubilant collection of poetry will be a welcome addition to any home, library or classroom. It’s filled with classic gems like Emily Dickinson’s “I’ll Tell You...
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A Note to Readers Happy National Day on Writing! In 2009, the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) founded the event to celebrate writing and writers. And not just literary writers–all writers! When I wrote Mightier Than the Sword, I intentionally chose people who wrote in multiple disciplines. I want young people to see...
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A Note to Readers I’m delighted to welcome Candice Marley Conner to the blog to talk about how teachers can use her brand new book, Sassafras and her Teeny Tiny Tail with students. This book is Dyslexic inclusive; it is printed in a font that everyone can read, including people with dyslexia. Yay! Read on...
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