Feathers: Not Just for Flying

Teaching ideas and resources for using Feathers: Not Just for Flying in the classroom.
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Use this Video Mini-lesson to help students understand the power of similes in their writing. http://www.melissa-stewart.com/sciclubhouse/teachhome/writing_info.html

Use this Video Mini-lesson to help students understand the power of similes in their writing. http://www.melissa-stewart.com/sciclubhouse/teachhome/writing_info.html

http://www.melissa-stewart.com/books/birds/bk_feathers.html

Young naturalists meet sixteen birds in this elegant introduction to the many uses of feathers. A concise main text highlights how feathers are not just for flying.

2nd graders in Hampden, ME, use Feathers to learn how to ask questions before reading a text.

graders in Hampden, ME, use Feathers to learn how to ask questions before reading a text.

To address NGSS PE K-LS1-1, students can use the information in these books to design a Survival School with four classes that will teach all 16 birds in Feathers the skills they need to survive.

To address NGSS PE students can use the information in these books to design a Survival School with four classes that will teach all 16 birds in Feathers the skills they need to survive.

Students at Orchard School in South Burlington, VT, presented this poem (which they also recited) to me during a recent school visit. Wow!

Students at Orchard School in South Burlington, VT, presented this poem (which they also recited) to me during a recent school visit.

Teachers Guide to accompany this book: http://www.melissa-stewart.com/pdf/Feathers_TeachersGuide.pdf

Teachers Guide to accompany this book: http://www.melissa-stewart.com/pdf/Feathers_TeachersGuide.pdf

Teachers at a school in Israel are excited to get copies of my books.

Teachers at a school in Israel are excited to get copies of my books.

Final art in the illustrator's studio

Final art in the illustrator's studio

Final art in the illustrator's studio

Final art in the illustrator's studio

On display at the Bologna (Italy) Book Festival--far end of the third row. That book really gets around.

On display at the Bologna (Italy) Book Festival--far end of the third row.

Bird-themed fan mail from Clinton Elementary School. Do I have the best job ever or what?

Bird-themed fan mail from Clinton Elementary School.

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