Yesterday I received an email from a 4th grade teacher named John Wessner. He wrote to share his read-aloud videos he recorded because one series is based on my book, “Take A Wetlands Walk”. John created the video to use during this time of #coronavirus and distance learning.
As soon as I saw John’s first video, I set up a Facetime session so John and I could meet in person. Authors rarely get the opportunity to see or hear their nonfiction in use. John demonstrates just how fun and interesting a Wetlands walk can be and in the spirit of being alone–together, John expressed an interest in sharing his videos with other teachers as a resource during #coronavirus quarantines.
Imagine a free teaching video and free books and you now have a free lesson plan! I bet that’s just what you can use about now. John and I are so pleased to offer you these free resources. I hope you find them useful. Please, share your experiences with us and let us know if we can help in any other way.
The books are applicable for any area of the US with the exception of very special ecosystems such as the desert.
John Wessner has worked for the past 16 years as a 4th grade teacher at Foot of Ten Elementary School in the Hollidaysburg Area School District in Eastern PA. He loves the challenge of bringing concepts to life and seeing the enthusiasm in the students when they are learning and discovering new ideas. To him, 4th grade is the perfect age due to the combination of independence and enthusiasm!
Here are his read-aloud videos: