Author Archives: hendersonintraining

Introducing My Illustrator

Dear Kidsbook Friends Family, Many of you have been with me since my first days of blogging, so you know that publishing my first book, Isaac’s Ice Cream Tree, is a dream come true. Today, I’m sitting here with my … Continue reading

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Isaac’s Ice Cream Tree Becomes a Reality!

My theme this year for my 7th & 8th grade ELA classes is “RISK verses REWARD”. I’ve been pushing them to “go for the gold”, a fitting saying for this Olympic year. Is the risk worth the potential reward? So … Continue reading

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Back to School: Books that are Cool!

As a middle school English Language Arts & Reading teacher, I’m reading books for this new school year to see what I want to add to our curriculum. Currently, my book-in-hand is “A Wrinkle in Time” by Madeleine L’ Engle…trying … Continue reading

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“Books”, Student Published Poem #7

What a wonderful poem capturing the magical moments of bonding with books… connecting with characters, traveling to places, and relating the story to the story of your own life–dreaming of what’s next! A perfect poem to encourage summer reading… Books by Anjaly Varghese … Continue reading

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“The Puzzle Peace”, Student Published Poem #7

There’s so much to love about this poem: The extended metaphor, symbolism, alliteration, play on words, and most of all, the meaning each of us can personally put together from this piece of poetry as we often get puzzled about … Continue reading

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“Little Troops”, Student Published Poem #6

Poetry captures events, evokes emotions, and draws us into the happiest of times and the saddest of times. Jerric Atienza, in his poem “Little Troops”, captures the event and emotions of  warfare, something that many of us are far removed … Continue reading

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“Sports”, Student Published Poems #5

When introducing our Poetry Unit, I encouraged my students to write about something they are passionate about. That makes poetry so much easier, more fun, and authentic. Several students wrote about sports, and these two writings featured below are action packed poems throwing … Continue reading

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