ABC and 123: A Learning Collaborative: Author Challenge: Joy Cowley

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Author Challenge: Joy Cowley

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We'd like to start of this month's Author Challenge, by thanking Hameray Publishing Group for sponsoring this month's Author Challenge, we hope everyone entered to win the five readers by Joy Cowley, that they generously provided! 

Now on to the the Joy Cowley inspired ideas, we'd like to share with you!

Teacher CyberGuide has put together an interactive lesson for K-1 students using Cowley's book The Hungry Giant.

Learn NC has posted a Kindergarten Language Arts lesson using the book Mud Feels Good.

Lara, from Play Explore and Learn, prepared a lesson using Cowley's book titled Big Moon Tortilla.
She shares a recipe for making homemade tortillas with your children.  They also used watercolor paints to depict the books setting.  Lara has also written a helpful review of the book to give you a better idea of the storyline and its' target audience.
Play, Explore, and Learn also planned a day of learning around the farm favorite by Joy Cowley: Mrs. Wishy Washy's Farm.  Again, you will appreciate her parent tested review of the text.  The children appear to have had lots of fun with the hands on dirty farm animal science experiement they explored.
Thank you Lara for participating in this month's author challenge.  In appreciation we have chosen you as our next featured blogger! Congratulations!

Stay tuned early in February for the announcement of our next featured author.


  1. You'll laugh, I just yesterday was able to get a copy of one of her books. Which did verify my plans for what I wanted to do. So, next week I'll be able to get the activity done.......

  2. Thanks for posting my ideas! I love your blog...some many great ideas!