Did you ever think about how to get a student interested in poetry? Sometimes, it's a tough sell. This book of poetry is a great starter for students in grades 2-5. The poems are about every day things and help expose a child to figurative language and the different rhythms of poetry. Dear Hot Dog: Poems about Everyday Stuff is fun and easy to read.
One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia is a great choice for readers in grades 5-9. It takes place during the civil rights era of the mid to late 1960s. The narrator is an eleven year old girl who is responsible for escorting two younger sisters on an airplane ride across the country. Read a full report on James Patterson's website for young readers call Read Kiddo Read.
Girl Scouts of America is 101 years old today! I have so many wonderful memories from my years as a Girl Scout. I learned so many skills and life lessons.