How do you use my books in your classroom?
CALLING ALL TEACHERS & LIBRARIANS!
I’m so happy that many of you have told me you are using my books in your classrooms... email me your lesson plans and project ideas and I will post them here on my web site. If you would like your name, grade and school posted, please send that, along with a lo-res jpeg of you and your classroom, student projects, bulletin board, etc.
From Mrs. Rose Strohmaier, Fifth Grade Teacher, High Bridge Elementary School
Directions: Choose several sentences from I Love The Night by Dar Hosta. Have the children imitate the sentence structure to write their own sentences.
BOOK SENTENCE: It was a perfectly perfect time for becoming still and quiet, for making up a good dream and for floating off to sleep.
IMITATED SENTENCE: It was a wonderful time for becoming happy and glad, for playing hide and go seek, and for drifting off on a puffy cloud.
Directions: Imitate the unique juxtaposition of the same word in both adverb and adjective form that is used in sentences from I Love The Night by Dar Hosta. Have the children use this technique in their own sentences.
Use this Adverbing-An-Adjective.pdf to do this activity with your students!
From Butler Elementary School, Chalfont, PA
Directions: During a study of Dar Hosta’s books, celebrate alliteration by having your students invent alliterative classroom jobs!
“The Brilliant Blackboard Brigade” ~ Blackboard Cleaners
“The Wonderful Weather Watchers” ~ Weather Report
“The Awesome Attendance Advisors” ~ Attendance