The Kids' Wings
for Grades 1-3

Presenter: Suzy Red

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for Teachers and Librarians, Grades 1-3


Discover Magic!
in Award-Winning Picture Books

for Grades 1-3

Workshop Descriptor

Workshop Title: Discover Magic in Award-Winning Picture Books
Audience: Librarians, Teachers, and Parents Grades 1-3

Descriptor and focus:
Look around! There is magic all around you!
Magic in nature!
Magic in story!
Magic in language!
Magic in friendship!

Magic in making connections!

Children love to discover and what they discover, they never forget. This year's BEST award-winning picture books invite your students to discover magic in science, math, language arts, and social studies concepts embedded in award-winning literature.

As you provide the spotlight, they will see things they might have missed on their own. Tapping into children's laughter and wonder, this literature collection builds enthusiasm for academic and social skills as well as character development. These stories and nonfiction books with activities that cross disciplines will surprise them with science, challenge them in math, and free them to creative expression in language arts.

Characters, settings, and situations in selections from the 50 + award-winning picture books will open eyes, hearts, and minds with delight and provide a myriad of opportunity for exploring and discovery. Literature will tickle their funny bones and bring welcome laughter into your classroom. At the same time, it will inspire them to learn more, to do projects, and to improve in their reading, writing, science, and math skills while providing scaffolding to high level thinking, cooperative discussion, character building, and more.  

Our Kids' Wings activities will encourage children to look more closely at the world around them and will lead them into an active, integrated curriculum that is rich in character, reading and math skills, science, social studies, research, problem solving, internet projects, and FUN...while providing a creative introduction to test-prep practice.

Abilene Librarians' Mockingbird Books

Kids' Wings Award Winning Books

Texas Library Association 2x2 Awards

The study guides in Discover Magic! feature exciting activities including:

readers' theater scripts to build fluency,
discussion cards to introduce your young students to group interaction,
crossword puzzles with word banks to build high level vocabulary and spelling skill,
art projects for visualization,
songs to enhance musical intelligence,
web-support to help children make internet connections around the world,
friendly TAKS-formatted comprehension to take the stress from testing,
math and logic challenges to stretch their logical/mathematical intelligence,
character lessons to help them make the right choices,
writing guides to introduce them to connect the story to their own lives,
and more... all keyed into multiple-intelligences and TEKS Objectives.

Great curriculum for your Gifted and Talented Students! Outstanding literature with focused instructional strategies in Discover Magic! help clarify the characteristics of gifted and talented students in your classroom. The real-life lessons cross disciplines and teach strategies for nurturing creative and critical thinking for your gifted and talented students. They increase creative problem solving and group interaction within your classroom. Literature from all genres will inspire your students to discover the magic of learning.

Discover Magic!
can become your TUTORING program next year! Just give a parent one of these great picture books along with its Discover Magic! study guide and watch them return again and again for the fun of guiding your students into high level learning!

Participants will receive the professional guide and CD filled with over 400 pages of unique, active ideas--excellent for literary circles as well as for individual and whole class interaction.  Join us for a breath of fresh curriculum that includes laughter, songs, character building, and problem solving through literature. 

Participants will ~
     ...receive a valuable Teacher/Student Guide with CD and site license to allow it to be shared within ONE school. familiar with the content and possibilities or more than 50 award-winning picture books and easy chapter books.

     ...participate in extension activities for the books.

     ...explore ways to integrate the curriculum around literature and library resources that enable students to grow excited and skillful in research and cooperative activities.

     ...understand the importance of their role in weaving respect and character into every aspect of a child's life.

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