Earth Day is April 22nd. Check out this Earth Day Webquest
Arbor Day is April 29th. Check out this Arbor Day Webquest
William Shakespeare Day is 4/23. Check out this Reader's Theater Script on Shakespeare
National Pretzel Day is 4/26. Check out this Reading Passage on the History of the Pretzel!
Everything has a History, even TULIPS.Check out this Reading Passage on Tulips!
FAKE News!Can you Tell The REAL News?
New Book: Fashion Rules!
New Book:Mrs. Paddington and the Silver Mousetraps
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Reader's Theater Scripts(Biographies in Ancient History):
Reader's Theater Scripts (Biographies in US History)
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Is That FAKE News?
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In the News!
Mrs. Portulaca Purpilopilis
and the Purple Adventure Goggles
The COLOR GAMES!
The Wooden Cookie Box Story The Wooden Cookie Box
Facts to Wow your Friends!
World Landmarks: Lots of fun things to use with your students!
Short Reads of interest
Dive into Career Choices
Teaching Tips A-Z
MONEY, MONEY, MONEY
Landmarks from Around the World
Calender of Resources for the Year:
The official U.S. time - snapshot
Interviewing young people who are doing note-worthy things and sidebar topics of things going on in the news are my most often assigned projects. I enjoy writing in the content areas of social studies education, science, geography and economics.
I have been on the teacher advisory boards for Instructor Magazine and was a teacher advisory for a number of years for Time for Kids until my retirement from teaching. Working as a teacher/consultant, I have also contributed to social studies textbooks and have written sidebars on topics in science and reading for science and reading textbooks.
Additionally, I have written social studies test questions for both ACT Testing Company and the New York State Department of Education.
I wrote the monthly teaching guides for Cobblestone's Click, Spider and Ladybug Magazines from 2006-2012 and also wrote teaching guides for Studies Weekly's quarterly news publications. I also wrote the content for Studies Weekly's Grade 6 World Culture Newspapers(28 issues) in 2009. From time to time, I have consulted with Leanna Landsmann's A+ Advice,a weekly column for parents.
I continue to be interested in freelance writing projects in social studies, science and Language Arts(upper elementary-middle school). My latest children's book, Mrs. Paddington and the Silver Mousetraps, was published in 2020 by Red Chair Press and is available at Barnesandnoble.com and Amazon.com. My latest book of biographical plays was published by Social Studies School Service, in 2016. Please check some of the links below to see samples of my work by click on "Previous Works". Contact me at: Gail Hennessey
NEW: August 2020: Fashion Rules! published by Red Chair Press
Fashion Rules!January, 2020:Mrs. Paddington and the Silver Mousetraps
Mrs. Paddington and the Silver Mousetraps!
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NOTE: Social Studies School Service has published my book of Twenty Reader's Theater Scripts on people in ancient History as of April/2016:(See a list under "plays". Click here to learn more and order: Gail's New Book!
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New 4/2006: Reader's Theater Scripts: Improve Fluency, Vocabulary, and Comprehension (Secondary). Click here to order:Teacher Created Materials
I began writing for Aadarsh Publishing in 2012-present:
- Purple and the Cupcakes
- Purple Meets Freddy at the Lilly Pad
- Purple Helps Roxy Learn to Swim
- Purple and the Pumpkin Race
- Purple Turtle's Birthday Party
- Purple and Biggy and The Monster under the Bed
- Purple and World Peace
- Purple Turtle- Uses Less
- Purple and the Safari Adventure
- Purple and the Chocolate Dream
- Purple and the Amusement Park Adventure
- Purple Meets a Siberian Crane
- Purple Meets Whammy, the Killer WhalePurple and Friends Journey to the Amazon Rainforest
- Purple and the Melting Glaciers
- Purple and the Sea Turtle Hatchlings
- Purple Meets Doodlebug, the Puppy Model
- Purple Meets Angel Cat Sugar
- Purple and Goople Travel Inside the Earth
- Purple and Goople Visit World Landmarks
- Purple and Goople's Adventure Under the Sea
- Purple and Goople Travel Back to the Dinosaurs
New Series by Aadarsh Publishing: Colour Fairies:
- Colour Fairies: Go Go's Flying Lesson
- Colour Fairies: Yay Yay Gets Her Wand
You can find my Aadarsh Publishing books at Amazon.com($2.99 each)Amazon.com
Check out Purple Turtle books at this link:Purple Turtle
CHILDREN'S STORY: The Wooden Cookie Box(a young girl learns about her family history from her favorite cookie!)
Click here to read the story! The Wooden Cookie Box
Will the Real Paul Revere Please Stand Up? and 14 Other American History Plays.
As of 5/06, my book has ceased publication. Thanks to all that have puchased a copy....7000 were sold!AMAZING and THANK YOU!
Scholastic Publishing $12.95
Check out the August issue of Highlights for Children and read my article on Thomas Dambo's Trolls!
- Riley the Art Guardian, Highlights 2021)
- Arctic Explorer, Highlights, December 2020)
- Thomas Dambo's Trolls(Highlights for Children, August 2020)
- The Great Mosque of Djenne(FACES,March 2020)
- Cool Music!(Highlights,February 2020)
- Runic Jelling Stones of Denmark(FACES,January 2020)
- Giant Marionettes(FACES 2020))
- Trolling for Trolls(FACES, January 2020)
- Ahoy, Pumpkins! Sept/Oct 2019, Jack and Jill Magazine
- The Giants are Coming! July 2019 FACES Magazine
- Plastic Straws, Nov/Dec 2018, Jack and Jill
- How Hurricanes Get their Names, May/June 2018,Jack and Jill Magazine
- Art for the Sea, June.2018, Highlights for Children
*NOTE: This article received "Author of the Month Award" from Highlights for Children
- "LiLou, the Airport Pig", May/June 2017, Jack and Jill Magazine
- "Famous April Fool Pranks", April 2017, Jack and Jill Magazine
- "Amazing Snow Sculptures,January 2017, Jack and Jill Magazine
- "Underwater Sculpture Park",July/August 2013, Jack and Jill Magazine
- "The Robot that Goes to School," April 2013, Jack and Jill Magazine
- "Flight of the Desert Eagle",February 2013, Jack and Jill Magazine "Nemo's Garden", March/April 2016, Jack and Jill Magazine
12/18/11:My article,"Cooking for Presidents" was published in the 1/2012, issue of Highlights for Children. I interviewed Walter Scheib who, for 11 years, cooked for two Presidents and their families.
10/26/11:MUMMIES SHARE their SECRETS-Read my latest article at Science News for Kids: Click here:Science News for Kids
My article, A Long, Hot Walk(trekking the length of the Amazon) appears in the January/2012 issue of AppleSeeds Magazine(A Cobblestone Publication)
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