Teaching Guide PDF

Aligns with Common Core State Standards for Grades 4-7

Discussion Questions

Language and Writing Activities

STEM Connections: ocean life, tides, ocean health, and more

The Book's Beginnings

Web Links

These sites from trusted sources are fun to explore, and they support the activities in the Teaching Guide.

                   Links marked with an apple have an activity or lesson plan for educators.

  • Some favorite Video and Audio Clips

  • Seals and Other Marine Mammals

  • Puffins and Other Ocean Birds

  • The Ocean and Life in the Sea

  • Tides and Currents

  • Ocean Health

  • "The Great Silkie of Sule Skerry"

  • Myth and Folklore

School Visits

I love talking with kids and spreading excitement about books, reading and writing! Every class is unique and every visit is different. Let's explore finding the spark of a story, how I write and revise, and the amazing discoveries and adventures of research. (Research for fiction? Yes, research for fiction!) We'll connect with plenty of conversation and Q & A.

The Turning is great for interdisciplinary units on myth and folklore, and on ocean science and ocean life. Let's shape a visit around your school, your kids, and your interests. Please get in touch.

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