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All Ages Literature Featuring Impulsive Characters

Titles for Lower Grade Students (PreK-Grade 4): Bahdra, Sangeeta. Sam’s Pet Temper. Illus. by Marion Arbora. Kids Can Press, 2014. Bang, Molly. When Sophie Gets Angry – Really, Really Angry. Blue Sky Press, 1999. Binkow, Howard. Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns to Listen. Illus. by Susan F. Cornelison. We Do Listen, 2015. Candell, Arianna. Mind Your…

Personification of the Natural World

Think of something from the natural world – a tree, a rock, a stream, etc. – and give it life as a human. Make this personification however you like, they can be nice or mean, happy or sad, powerful or dainty.

My Life

How do you feel when you get in a fight with someone? When you argue? Is it something you avoid at all costs or do you find yourself there often? Does it make you simple angry or do you cry or yell? How do you feel during and after it? Create a journal entry, poem,…


Gawky awkward, clumsy   “Gawky.” Merriam-Webster.com. Merriam-Webster, n.d. Web. 19 Sept. 2018. Visit Merriam-Webster dictionary online.


Have you seen our Goodreads page? It’s still new – and under construction – but it has the same shelves as listed under our literature database. Goodreads is a great place to read reviews of books and make your own “to-do” list. Check us out there and we will be adding out library online!

Drawing Condescending

Draw what the word, CONDESCENDING means to you. Let it be your drawing inspiration.

The Extraordinary Philip Levine

Now I think poetry will save nothing from oblivion, but I keep writing about the ordinary because for me it’s the home of the extraordinary, the only home. – Philip Levine Write a poem, story, or journal entry inspired by this snippet of prose.


Disgorge 1 a : to discharge by the throat and mouth : vomit b : to discharge or let go of rapidly or forcefully c : to give up on request or under pressure 2 : to discharge the contents of (the stomach, mouth, etc.)   “Disgorge.” Merriam-Webster.com. Merriam-Webster, n.d. Web. 17 Sept. 2018. Visit…

All Ages Literature to Empower Girls

Titles for Lower Grade Students (PreK-Grade 4): Absjornse, Peter Christien. East O’ the Sun and West O’ the Moon. Illus. by P.J. Lynch. Candlewick Press, 1845. Al-Abdullah, Rania and Kelly DiPucchio. The Sandwich Swap. Illus. by Tricia Tusa. Hyperion Books, 2010. Auch, Mary Jane. The Princess and the Pizza. Illus. by Herm Auch. Holiday House,…

Design Your Own Coat-of-Arms

Design your own coat-of-arms. Make it personal to you and your personality and tastes. Maybe look up animal symbolism and figure out what fits you.


Use these words in your story, poem, or journal entry: mouse dripping sneeze fourteen