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Literature Awards: Show Me Reader Awards Nominees 2012-2013
Learn about the Show Me Readers Award and see who the 2012-2013 nominees are. There are links to sites about the authors, the books, and other activities. Includes links to eThemes Resources on previous Show Me Readers Award nominees.
This site by the Missouri Association of School Librarians gives some background information and links to resources on the Show Me Readers Award including past winners and nominees, and an online award store.
In this activity, students use the "good deeds" journal to reflect how all people can be good citizens. Students also look over the variety of good deeds that were done to decide which ones are of interest to them.
This activity gives students insight on family life during the Great Depression. Student learn about bartering to satisfy wants. The book, "Potato: A Tale From the Great Depression" by Kate Lied is needed for the activity.
This detailed teacher guide provides an integrated unit about penguins for primary students. A Penguin Memory Book is included for students to record information about penguins. Art activities, maps, and an activity simulating an oil spill is given.
Watch this interview with Missouri author, Kate Klise, with your students. There are 16 brief segments or you can watch the entire interview as she discusses her approach to writing and advice for young writers.
Use these websites which complement the picture books that are nominated for the "Show Me" book award. You will find sites for the animal celebrities(Nubs and Dewey), sites that deal with getting along(Peace Week), websites of Long Meadow Rescue Ranch(Twist of Fate) and Hazel Ridge Farm(Itsy Bitsy). Swimming safety tips (Testing the Water) and historical sites on segregation (Finding Lincoln) are provided. All of the "Show Me" nominees are highlighted with a site.