Sunday Cummins Experience nonfiction.
Cummins, S. (May 2012). Busy bees. Book Links, 4-7.
Describes a complete text set for primary grades studying the life cycle of bees and related environmental issues including books for reading aloud and for guided reading at different instructional levels. Includes some suggestions for instruction and connection to the Common Core.
Cummins, S. (2011, February). Kids changing history: Marching for Freedom by Elizabeth Partridge. Booklist’s Quick Tips for Schools and Libraries.
This is a detailed summary and review of Partridge’s book on the children who engaged in the civil rights movement how ordinary kids helped change history by engaging in the Civil Rights protests for voting rights. Included are suggestions for teaching with this book and related primary sources.