Lesson plans and learning activities
Official web site of the author of When Sophie Gets Angry , The Paper Crane , Ten, Nine, Eight , and other books.
Using wordless picture books to engage reluctant writers
This activity uses images from The Grey Lady and the Strawberry Snatcher to help students find something to write about.
Picture This! How Pictures Work
Text of the book and 2 followup activities. 35 pages; Adobe Reader required.
Ten, Nine, Eight
Students practice counting, work with adjectives, write the letter "T," and practice working with tempura paint. Adobe Reader required for access.
When Sophie Gets Angry, Really, Really Angry
This lesson begins on p. 84 (88th page of document). It includes pre-reading poem, song, and discussion; during-reading and post-reading discussion; extension activities, and a take-home activity. Adobe Reader required. This document is very large; let it load completely before you work with it.