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for grown-ups who read with kids

Inside the Soundscape: Baseball Saved Us

Learn about the process Novel Effect soundscape designers Ian Silver and Matt Boerner used to create the emotional and immersive music, sound effects, and character voices that make up the soundscape for Ken Mochizuki’s “Baseball Saved Us.”

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The Word Collector K-5 Activities

Use this printable activity after your read loud of “The Word Collector” to help little learners recall information from the story and connect more deeply with the book. Activities include discussion questions and writing prompts for different age groups.

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Mae Among the Stars Printable Activity

Use this printable activity after your “Mae Among the Stars” read aloud to help little learners recall information from the text and write about the prompted topic. Activities include discussion questions and writing prompts for different age groups.

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