This middle-grade Reader’s Theatre script celebrates the holiday of Kwanzaa when Jamaal brings a mysterious box to school, for show- and-tell, following the holidays. Classmates experience Kwanzaa through the items hidden in the box. 
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Enhancing Creativity Through Open-Ended/Missing Parts Stories
Enhance Creativity while  teaching the “writing process” by challenging students to write open-ended and missing parts stories similar to the popular If I Were A Road series.This handy teacher’s guide includes 101 story starters and multiple classroon activities to inspire all levels, especially high-ability learners.
           Arlie the Alligator         Communication Activity Guide
Arlie the Alligator springs to life in the classroom with activities to stimulate creative thinking. Guide includes: Full theatrical script with production suggestions Sheet music Full Reader’s Theatre Script Multiple Classroom activities (K-6+) Communication theme
        Spotlight On Reader’s Theatre:         Celebrating Kwanzaa
If I Were A Table exposes children to four different tables, each with a physical description, job and feeling about that job. Children are led to contemplate what it would be like if they were a road. Multiple activities follow the story. All activities are designed to enhance four different aspects of creativity; flexibility, fluency, elaboration and orginality. Great for ages 5 - 12
Help! The bridge is in the air and it’s falling apart! That’s the delimna children are faced with in The Great Bridge Lowering. Your child is the expert called in by the mayor to save the day. Can they do it? The story is followed by multiple activities designed to enhance  different aspects of creativity; flexibility, fluency, elaboration and orginality. Great for ages 5 - 12
Written by Sandra Warren Illustrated by Thomas Sjoerdsma
How to Publish Those “Great” Classroom Ideas: A Manual for Getting Started Not just for educators, this manual highlights the basic process a writer must follow to take their great idea to book form.   A Practical, down-to-earth, no- nonsense look at becoming an Author.                   
Open-ended story books that bridge the story book/activity book format. Each book has a story, teacher’s guide and reproducible activity pages.            
Written by Sandra Warren Illustrated by Thomas Sjoerdsma
                           *Especially good for high ability learners.
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Arlie the Alligator in the Classroom! Story/Song Picture Book Communication theme Music with Sheet Music Theatrical Script Classroon Activities FOR ALL AGES!
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Multiple ideas to enhance creativity in your classroom Keyed K-6+
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Written by Sandra Warren Illustrated by Thomas Sjoerdsma
If I Were A Road exposes children to four different roads, each with a physical description, job and feeling about that job. Children are led to contemplate what it would be like if they were a road. Multiple activities  follow the story. All activities are designed to enhance four different aspects of creativity; flexibility, fluency, elaboration and orginality. Great for ages 5 - 12
Two students, at odds over a History assignment, are forced to make peace in this middle- grade historical fiction novel based on a true WWII story as profiled in the non-fiction work, We Bought a WWII Bomber.   Neither could have predicted how their unwanted assignment would bring them together, solve a mystery and uncover forgotten history in the process.  
From 1943 comes the extraordinary true story of junior and senior high students from South High School in Grand Rapids, Michigan who raised over $375,000 selling War Bonds and War Stamps and bought a B-17 Flying Fortress Bomber to help support the war effort. They christened it The Spirit of South High and watched as it flew off to war never to be heard from again, until now. In 2015, seventy-two years later, thanks to the curiosity of two SHS alumni, the mystery of what happened to the bomber was solved.  
Turn Middle-School Students on to History with these two books; the non- fiction about what 7th thru 12th grade students were able to accomplish in a few weeks time during WWII and the historical fiction version set in current times. Compare the writer’s process taking facts from the non-fiction to create a fictionalized version set in modern times.
  Visit the Historical Marker        honoring the extraordinary        accomplishment made by       the students at the site      where the bomber crashed.       The Blue Ridge Parkway   Milepost: 176.2 Mabry’s Mill       Meadows of Dan, Virginia.