Welcome, parents and teachers!


Rectangular book cover with yellow Rhinos in Nebraska title on black cloud of volcanic ash; four black, block-cut rhinos charge across an orange landscape.Rhinos in Nebraska is the perfect complement to the upper elementary curriculum, tying in with social studies, science, and language arts standards.

I teamed up with reading specialist Jen Heithoff to create Language Arts activities to accompany the book for fourth-grade teachers who want to use Rhinos in Nebraska in the classroom.

You can find the full suite of activities at Jen’s Literacy Spot, and you can download one for free right now: just click here!

Additional Rhinos-related Language Arts activities can be found in my Follow the Evidence post on Patricia Newman’s LitLinks blog. These activities encourage students to identify evidence, examine details, and integrate knowledge.


Other literacy activities

Looking for other literacy activities? CommonLit Library has created a number of classroom activities based on articles I have written. You can find activities for grades 3, 6, 8 and 10 at CommonLit.com.



Looking for something else?

Below you can find links to activities related to my short stories and articles: discussion questions, games, and classroom activities. Science News Explores stories link directly to the supplemental information available on the SNS website.

Interested in bringing environmental issues into the classroom? Check out my article, “Discovering Native Bees” in the 2011 issue of Green Teacher. Classroom activities available in Green Teacher Online.

And if you’re looking for a less stressful classroom environment, check out this 2016 story on the benefits of mindfulness for teachers.

Please take a look around. If you’re looking for something specific and don’t find it here, please let me know!


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