Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Snack Attack Published

My new book, Snack Attack and Other Poems for Developing Fluency, has been published. The book has been 15 years in the making. I finally gathered 20 of my silly fluency poems into a book and self-published it through Infinity Press. This book is aimed at teachers of students in grades K- 3. It contains 20 humorous poems that support readers in the development of fluency, sight vocabulary and spelling. Each poem is accompanied by a Teacher's Guide with recommended discussion questions, word cards for children to use in word sorts, a word making activity and a cloze version of the poem. A suggested instructional sequence is provided to help teachers use the poems effectively in developing important reading abilities.

It is a real kick for me to finally put these poems together in a book. Two of the pictures were drawn by my talented granddaughter, Kaitlyn.