Still Spinning Charlotte’s Web Celebrates Charlotte’s 50
· A great article for teachers on Charlotte
Ways of Personifying-Personification in Literature.
· A great article for teachers on adding personification to their writing lessons
E.B.White and Charlotte’s Web
. American Educator, v25, Spring 2001.
· A great article discussing E.B. White and his children’s novel
A Writer’s Notebook: Unlocking the Writer Within You.
Harper Trophy, New York, 1996.
· A great book for teachers and students on how to find the writer in yourself.
Hoose, Phillip and Hannah.
Hey, Little Ant.
Ten Speed Press, California, 1998.
· A great book for both students and teachers. This is a story about a boy and an ant having a conversation from each of their perspectives.
Harper Collins Publishers, New York, 1980.
· A great book for teacher and students. This book contains twenty original fables containing personified animals as the main characters to teach a moral.
The Ant Bully.
Scholastic Press, New York, 1999.
· A great book for teachers and students. The ants are personified to teach the main character a lesson on bullying.
Martin, Ann. M.
A Dog’s Life: The Autobiography of a Stray Dog.
Scholastic Press, New York, 1995.
· An excellent book for students and teachers. Squirrel, a stray puppy, tells her life story, from her nurturing mother and brother to making her own way in the world, facing busy highways, changing seasons, and humans both gentle and brutal.
. Harper Trophy, New York, 1963.
· A great book for teachers and students about a literal-minded housekeeper trying to make sense of instructions left by her employer.
How to Write A Story.
Lothrop, Lee, and Shephard Co., New York, 1971.
· A great book for teachers and students on the steps and intricacies of writing a story.
Reeves, Diane, L.
Career Ideas for Kids Who Like Writing
. Checkmark Books, New York, 1998.
· A great book for teachers and students on the fields available to students interested in writing as a career.
. Maupin House, Florida, 2001.
· A great book for teachers containing 60 excellent mini-lessons to teach elaboration and author’s craft (figurative language).
The True Story of the Three Little Pigs
. Viking Penguin. New York, 1989.
· A great book for students and teachers. The wolf gives his own outlandish version of what really happened when he tangled with the three little pigs.
Where the Sidewalk Ends
. Harper Collins Publishers, New York, 1974.
· A great book of poems for both teachers and students.
A Book of Your Own: Keeping a Diary or Journal.
Clarion Books, New York, 1993.
· A good book for teachers and students discussing diaries and journals and how to keep one, providing instructions, examples, and excerpts.
Clarion Books, New York, 1993.
· A great for book teachers and students. This book introduces and explains common figures of speech such as metaphors, similes, personification, and hyperboles with guidelines for their use and illustrative examples.
Hey! Listen to This: Stories to Read Aloud.
Penguin Books, New York, 1992.
· A great book for teachers and students. A collection of fairy tales, folklore, and famous stories from around the world.
White, E. B.
. Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1980.
· A great book for students to read. It has a strong use of figurative language and strong themes.
Immerse in Verse
. Lark Books, New York, 2006.
· A wonderful book for teachers and students containing poem that use figurative language. This book also discusses how to add details and creativity to your writing.
Writing with Style.
Scholastic, New York, 1997.
· A great book for teachers and students on how to make your writing stand out.