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A Little Wicked Featured on YouTube

On Saturday, July 8, 2017, the Girlfriends Book Club Baltimore discussed A Little Wicked with Kitty Felde on the Book Club for Kids podcast. The episode was broadcast LIVE on YouTube from the National Archives in Washington, DC. NPR special correspondent Susan Stamberg served as celebrity reader. What a thrill to hear her read from the pages of A Little Wicked!

The entire experience was amazing! My sincere thanks to the readers who took their jobs seriously, read thoroughly, and asked great questions.

Special thanks to Amber Kraft at the National Archives for dreaming up the  two-day Write Stuff program and bringing it to life! Thank you also to all the staff, interns and volunteers who worked so hard on this event.

On July 18th, the FREE podcast will launch on the Book Club for Kids website. You can also find the 40+ episodes in the iTunes store, on Stitcher and on SoundCloud! Check them out!

Fun Lesson Plan for Middle-Grade Historical Fiction

Use historical fiction in the classroom as a tool for honing writing skills. This plan is useful after the class has read a middle-grade historical fiction novel together.

♦ Objective: Broaden students’ understanding of character motivation

♦ Activity: Create and compare two Motivation Maps

  • Draw the outline of a person on the board or with an overhead projector. You can use craft paper and make it life size.
  • Ask students to write personality traits of the main character inside the outline, one at a time.
  • Ask students to write outside influences on the main character outside the outline, one at a time. Include influences specific to the time period.
  • Have students draw the outline of a person on their own large sheet of paper.
  • Have them copy all the outside influences from the class outline to their own.
  • Ask students to write their own personality traits inside the outline.

♦ Discussion: Ask students how they would react differently than the main character did to the outside influences and why.

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Find more lesson plan ideas at Marcie Colleen’s website. Share your experiences in the comments.

The A LITTLE WICKED Library Network – Thank You Libraries!!

Librarians and Teachers:

Is your library part of the A Little Wicked Library Network? If your library holds a copy of A Little Wicked (thank you!) it should be listed on this map. The list was found at www.WorldCat.org. Please contact me with any changes.  Thank you!

ZeeMap

https://www.zeemaps.com/map?group=1544576

You may need the key! If prompted, enter ViewTheM@p and click the “Unlock” button.

Readers:

If you have read A Little Wicked (thank you!), stay tuned for another blog post with a map where you can add your city and state to let everyone know Who Has Read A Little Wicked!