For Teachers


Alice Roosevelt

Walt Whitman


For teachers, homeschoolers,

or anyone who likes to learn new things...

Here are some ideas for exploring my books using the Common Core State Standards:

In the past few years, almost every state in the nation has adopted the Common Core State Standards. The English Language Arts Standards provide a wonderful opportunity—and clear guidelines—for exploring nonfiction literature in the classroom, library, and home.

Click on a title below for ideas on how to analyze and explore my picture books using the Anchor Standards for Reading.

(For grade-specific guidelines, click on “Reading: Informational Texts” in the sidebar on that page.)

Brave Like Me

A Cool Drink of Water      

The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins

The Extraordinary Mark Twain (According to Susy)

A Home For Mr. Emerson

A Little Peace

One World, One Day

Those Rebels, John and Tom

Tigers & Tea with Toppy

Walt Whitman: Words for America

What To Do About Alice?

With A Friend By Your Side

The World Is Waiting For You

You and Me Together

Here are some other ways to explore my books:

For my biographies, see:

Writing an Extraordinary Biography

and my Teacher’s Guide for biographies

For my global awareness books, see my Teacher’s Guide.

For my novels, see:

my Teacher’s Guide for Following Baxter

and my Teacher’s Guide for Greetings from Planet Earth.