Click on each cover for the book activity guide and find links to more educational content below.
- Picture Books and the Green Book lesson plan created by an 8th teacher to introduce her students to the Jim Crow era.
- Pairing Picture Books and Primary Sources by librarian Tom Bober on the American Association of School Librarians KnowledgeQuest Blog.
- Join FLIP Discovery Library Content or access topics here.
Educational Resources: Activity Guide, Lessons, On-Demand Distance Learning Resources
To meet the needs of teachers in this constantly changing school landscape, Jeanette Bradley, Lindsay H. Metcalf and I have created a flexible school author visit package for NO VOICE TOO SMALL. We have built both on-demand (asynchronous) and live (synchronous) options, suitable for classroom or at-home use.
Many of the poets who contributed to NO VOICE TOO SMALL have created mini writing workshop videos. Some have also recorded themselves reading their poems. There’s much to learn from watching these master craftspeople talk about their creative process!
- Educational Activity Guide. K-4 Standards-aligned
- School Library Journal blog, “The Classroom Bookshelf.” Erika Thulin Dawes, professor of language and literacy at Lesley University, created a wealth of additional NO VOICE TOO SMALL extension lessons.
- NO VOICE TOO SMALL pledge , promise to use your voice, take the pledge.
- NO VOICE TOO SMALL Writing Workshops Poets from NO VOICE TOO SMALL share their inspiration and writing tips with young readers.
- NO VOICE TOO SMALL Young Activists Speak A collection of videos of the young activists featured in NO VOICE TOO SMALL. Some were created just for readers of this book, others are news videos, speeches, or performances given by the young activists in the past.
- NO VOICE TOO SMALL Poetry Readings A rotating selection of poets read their own poems aloud.
Flip Book Club
Check out the NO VOICE TOO SMALL Book Club on Flip, where readers can watch and respond to poetry readings and writing workshop videos with their own recordings and writings! For privacy, teachers can copy this collection of topics into their private classroom Flipgrid sites. The book’s editors discuss details in the webinar linked at right.
Learn more in another Flipgrid webinar, “Race, Equity, and Justice: Empowering your students to be voices of change.
Wanna pass a good time?
Every January 6th is the first day of the Carnival season. Follow the links to plan a party, bake a king cake, and read THE KING CAKE BABY book!
- Easy Peasy King Cake Party – make a king cake with kids!
- 12 Days of Carnival Song and Coloring Book – how to print a FREE copy as individual pages or as a booklet
12 Days of Carnival Coloring & Song Book
Click here for directions on how to print a FREE copy of the 12 Days of Carnival Coloring Book as individual coloring pages or as a booklet.
Happy Mardi Gras!