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NEW:Reader's Theater Scripts(Biographies in Ancient History):
Reader's Theater Scripts (Biographies in US History)
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Materials for experiential,active learners
NEW! Is That FAKE News?
Just How Do We Elect A President?
Need a quick activity?
In the News!
Mrs. Portulaca Purpilopilis
and the Purple Adventure Goggles
New:The COLOR GAMES!
The Wooden Cookie Box Story The Wooden Cookie Box
Facts to Wow your Friends!(Check out for April: Earth Day, Oceans, Dirt, Shakespeare and Books!
Calendar Specific Resources!NEW
World Landmarks:( NEW) Lots of fun things to use with your students!
(New: Sample Iditarod Webquest!)
Short Reads of interest
Dive into Career Choices
Teaching Tips A-Z
MONEY, MONEY, MONEY
WEBSITES of INTEREST:
History For Kids
Tween Tribune-News Stories for Student
DogoNews: Fodder for Young Minds
Time for Kids-Around the World
BBC Website for Kids
Purple Turtle EBOOKS!
Award winning site for April 2008!
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 book of biographical plays will be published by Social Studies School Service in 2015. Please check some of the links below to see samples of my work by click on "Previous Works". Contact me at: Gail Hennessey
- Click here to see a listing of Previous Works
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
- "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)
TeachersPayTeachers-See my materials
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