Teaching Guide PDF
Aligns with Common Core State Standards for Grades 4-7
Language and Writing Activities
STEM Connections: ocean life, tides, ocean health, and more
The Book's Beginnings
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
"The Great Silkie of Sule Skerry"
Myth and Folklore
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.