Teacher and Reader Guides

Hello, Teachers!

I'd love to hear from you if you've created a lesson using one of my books. If you are willing to share it on my website please contact me at


Teacher guides for Bridge to America and for Emma's Poem The Voice of the Statue of Liberty include:
     •  Introduction
     •  Class Activities
     •  Class Discussion Questions
     •  History Activity
     •  Writing Exercises

Teacher Guide for Hannah’s Way includes:
vocabulary guide, discussion questions, cultural diversity activities and games  

OUR BIG HOME was featured in Canton Symphony Orchestra's Kinder Concert.  OUR BIG HOME “Science & Music” Symphony Orchestra Guide

  • Music lesson plans
  • Science lesson plans
  • Learning outcomes
  • Notes about featured musical selections
  • Notes about featured composers
  • Notes about OUR BIG HOME, An Earth Poem

Not a Buzz to be Found Insects in Winter is featured in Scholastic's "What Are Insects?" common core guide.

Minnesota Storytime's teacher guides for: 

Our Big Home: An Earth Poem,

It's Fall,

Borrowed Hanukkah Latkes,

(You will need the Adobe Reader for these PDF guides.)