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An Interview with Author Eliot Schrefer!

Be sure to check out my interview with Eliot Schrefer on my interdisciplinary blog.  There’s even a contest to win a copy of RESCUED!  Eliot and I discuss writing, research, our mutual love of the intersection of science and writing, and science in YA books……

They grew up together. Now they have to escape together. Raja has been raised in captivity. Not behind the bars of a zoo, but within the confines of an American home. He was stolen when he was youn…

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Why English and Science?

Wild Delight is a blog focused on ways that middle school and high school English teachers can use nature to inspire their students as readers and writers. Nature-deficit disorder is a crisis in ed…

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Some Poems to Read in Honor of Earth Day

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Happy Earth Day!  What a great time to share some nature poetry with students, seeing as it is National Poetry Month, too. Below are a few of my favorite nature poems to share with students.

Three Foxes by the Edge of the Field at Twilight by Jane Hirshfield

This is a new favorite of mine because I’ve spent the last few months researching coyotes and red foxes.  Most recently, I’ve been observing a litter of fox kits near my home and it’s my favorite part of every day.  This poem captures a lot of my feelings as I watch the kits run and play with each other, ever vigilant and alert. Students could read this poem and then talk about the species they’ve noticed in their own neighborhoods.

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The Summer Day by Mary Oliver

Mary Oliver is my favorite poet.  I can sit down and read her poems any time and they make me…

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Book Review: Vitamin N: The Essential Guide to a Nature-Rich Life by Richard Louv

Below you will find a book review posted on my new blog, Wild Delight.  Wild Delight is my new blog devoted to helping English teachers incorporate nature into their lessons and classrooms.  The blog will include lesson plan ideas, book reviews, author interviews, and much more.  Be sure to subscribe!

Richard Louv is credited with coining the term “nature deficit disorder” and the world became familiar with it in his bestselling book Last Child in the Woods.  This month, Louv release…

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