Content Provider Programs List

101 Years of National Parks and How They Almost Didn't Happen    based on 3 evaluation(s). - by Authors on Call/iNK Think Tank 2015-16
Award winning author Kerrie Hollihan shares the story behind the founding of America's National Parks. Using research from her book Theodore Roosevelt for Kids: His Life & Times , Kerrie spins a tale of how the wily Roosevelt, a man of many faces, l...
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Audience:  3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

A Century of "Herstory": Global Conflict Seen Through the Eyes of Women War Reporters This program has not yet been evaluated. - by Authors on Call/iNK Think Tank 2015-16
When US reporters crowded into battle zones 100 years ago, women were forbidden. Young Peggy Hull took a train to Washington to plea with a general to win her press pass, the first American “girl” to report from the trenches in World War I. But not the last. O...
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Audience:  8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Adult Learners, High School (grades 9, 10, 11,12) (Ages 14 - 18)

Art & Artists: Masterpiece Mix This program has not yet been evaluated. - by Authors on Call/iNK Think Tank 2015-16
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Audience:  Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Adult Learners

Begin with a Bang, End with a Snap! How to write anything with power and clarity This program has not yet been evaluated. - by Authors on Call/iNK Think Tank 2015-16
How can you write to communicate your message and engage your reader?  Children's nonfiction authors must do this or they will lose their audience.  Vicki Cobb is practiced at communicating with all audiences.  Recently she was promoted to "Contributor" on the...
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Audience:  4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Adult Learners

Brainstorming Ideas: Turning a boring topic into exciting nonfiction This program has not yet been evaluated. - by Authors on Call/iNK Think Tank 2015-16
Turn any class assignment into an exciting writing experience. In this interactive presentation I  will help students tap into their individual interests to create rich nonfiction stories. Using my brainstorming technique we will create dozens of ways to appro...
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Audience:  3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, Parent, Adult Learners

Charles Dickens: One of History's Greatest Writers and Reformers--by Andrea Warren--CCSS Aligned    based on 9 evaluation(s). - by Authors on Call/iNK Think Tank 2015-16
We all know Charles Dickens was a great novelist, but did you know that he was also one of history's greatest reformers? Andrea Warren takes students back to Victorian London, where a gifted author penned stories that would inspire the upper classes to better ...
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Audience:  5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Adult Learners

Computer Geeks Who Changed the World: Tech Titans    based on 3 evaluation(s). - by Authors on Call/iNK Think Tank 2015-16
Computers are part of our everyday lives-for communicating, for research, for ordering books, pizza and more. Students today can’t imagine a world without computers or that our smart phones are many times more powerful than computers that filled entire rooms ...
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Audience:  4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Adult Learners

Concussions and Football: Understanding the Issues This program has not yet been evaluated. - by Authors on Call/iNK Think Tank 2015-16
Concussions in football and other sports fill news reports every week. Athletes, coaches, and parents are left wondering what to think. In this live interactive program, Carla Killough McClafferty, author of FOURTH DOWN AND INCHES: FOOTBALL’S MAKE-OR-BREAK M...
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Audience:  4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Adult Learners

Digging Deeper: Researching Techniques from the Pros--Using the CCSS to read for meaning    based on 1 evaluation(s). - by Authors on Call/iNK Think Tank 2015-16
How do you figure out the angle for an article or project? How do you dig up the most interesting facts? Top nonfiction authors share their secrets for uncovering fascinating information that can be used in compelling nonfiction. These are the skills mandate...
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Audience:  4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Discovery! Discovery! Why Scientists Love Science (STEM and NGSS aligned)    based on 17 evaluation(s). - by Authors on Call/iNK Think Tank 2015-16
Author Vicki Cobb's Discovery! Discovery! Why Scientists Love Science unpacks the ways mysteries of nature are approached by a different kind of thinking producing many surprises and discoveries by the audience. It is very interactive as children d...
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Audience:  3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Don't Get Duped This program has not yet been evaluated. - by Authors on Call/iNK Think Tank 2015-16

A bird that cries wolf, a wasp that zombiefies cockroaches, a firefly femme fatale? Nonfiction ...
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Audience:  4, 5, 6, 7, 8


George Washington Plants A Nation This program has not yet been evaluated. - by Authors on Call/iNK Think Tank 2015-16
What does farming have to do with the American Revolution? In this program Peggy Thomas, author of Farmer George Plants a Nation, will show how George Washington’s love of farming influenced his vision for a new nation.
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Audience:  3, 4, 5, 6

George Washington: C.S.I. Meets the Biography Channel    based on 10 evaluation(s). - by Authors on Call/iNK Think Tank 2015-16
Did George Washington really look like his image on the dollar bill? To find out, Mount Vernon launched a forensic examination. A dream team of scientists, historians, and artists searched for evidence of the real George Washington by studying portraits and ...
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Audience:  4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Adult Learners

Harry Houdini:The First International Superstar (CCSS aligned) This program has not yet been evaluated. - by Authors on Call/iNK Think Tank 2015-16
With words from her biography and stunning photos and posters, author Vicki Cobb tells the story of how a son of poor immigrants transformed himself into the greatest magician of all time.
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Audience:  4, 5, 6, 7, 8, Adult Learners

Healing an Ecosystem: The Story of the Wolf's Return to Yellowstone (STEM aligned)   based on 1 evaluation(s). - by Authors on Call/iNK Think Tank 2015-16
Wonder why ecologists are happy when a top predator returns to its old haunts? Take a look at Yellowstone National Park, where these predators were killed off in the 1920s. Since then the ecology of the park became unbalanced. Learn how the wolves’ return i...
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Audience:  2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Adult Learners

Hitler's War Against Children: How One Boy Survived the Death Camps--by Andrea Warren--CCSS Aligned - by Authors on Call/iNK Think Tank 2015-16
In a nongraphic presentation,Andrea Warren, author of Surviving Hitler: A Boy in the Nazi Death Camps, will introduce students to the story of one brave Jewish boy caught up in World War II and the Holocaust. She will discuss why the Holocaust happened ...
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Audience:  4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Adult Learners

How Do We Know the Earth Is Moving? (STEM and NGSS aligned)    based on 2 evaluation(s). - by Authors on Call/iNK Think Tank 2015-16
How do we know the earth is moving when it looks like the sky is moving? Today we all know that the earth moves but most people don't know HOW we know that. Vicki Cobb tells the compelling story of how Copernicus and Galileo fought for the acceptance of an i...
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Audience:  3, 4, 5, 6, 7

How Much Is a Million? — Place Value and Exponents Come to Life (CCSS and STEM-aligned)   based on 3 evaluation(s). - by Authors on Call/iNK Think Tank 2015-16
The author of over 50 math and science books (including HOW MUCH IS A MILLION?) uses an abundance of props and personal stories to make essential concepts come alive, tying them to children’s lives and the books they read.
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Audience:  3, 4, 5

How One American Defied Hitler and Became a Holocaust Rescuer   based on 1 evaluation(s). - by Authors on Call/iNK Think Tank 2015-16
Did you know there was an American Holocaust rescuer who saved more lives than the well-known Oskar Schindler? Or that among the 2000 people whose lives he saved were Marc Chagall, Max Ernst, Jacques Lipchitz, and many other famous artists? In this live int...
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Audience:  4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Adult Learners

How to Find Amazing Primary Sources Online This program has not yet been evaluated. - by Authors on Call/iNK Think Tank 2015-16
The real thing! Every great teacher knows the value of using primary source documents in their classroom. Today, high quality images of millions of original documents and objects are at our fingertips. There are so many in fact that it can be overwhelming ...
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Audience:  4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Adult Learners

I Spy Magnify: Exploring the Microscopic World (STEM and CCSS aligned)    based on 2 evaluation(s). - by Authors on Call/iNK Think Tank 2015-16
"I SPY MAGNIFY" is an interactive program for grades 1-8 based on the award-winning books by Alexandra Siy, which include BUG SHOTS: The Good, the Bad, and the Bugly; SNEEZE!; and MOSQUITO BITE.
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Audience:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Adult Learners

In the Fields & Trenches with Young People of World War I This program has not yet been evaluated. - by Authors on Call/iNK Think Tank 2015-16
<p style="line-height:150%">Wars are fought by young people, and young people fighting wars make history—in ways great and small. This program, based on Hollihan's award-winning book. shares the stories of men and women who met World War I, the "Great ...
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Audience:  7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Adult Learners

InstaSTEM Mini: A Short Course in Photo Research    based on 1 evaluation(s). - by Authors on Call/iNK Think Tank 2015-16
Alexandra Siy writes books rich in scientific imagery. She Knows how find, analyze, and use quality primary source scientific imagery and teaches this important research skill to students in grades 3-12. InstaSTEM Mini is an hour-long program that shows studen...
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Audience:  3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

LET'S READ, COUNT, AND SHOUT! Having Fun with the CCSS   based on 3 evaluation(s). - by Authors on Call/iNK Think Tank 2015-16
LET'S READ, COUNT, AND SHOUT! is an interactive program for preK through first grade that uses Alexandra Siy's book ONE TRACTOR: A COUNTING BOOK to introduce children to numbers, word opposites, and discovering content in images. In ONE TRACTOR a child uses h...
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Audience:  Pre-K Students, Kindergarten, 1

Marie Curie: Why She is the Most Famous Female Scientist of All Time - by Authors on Call/iNK Think Tank 2015-16
Most people have heard the name Marie Curie, but few know what she actually did or why she is famous. In this live interactive program, Carla Killough McClafferty, author of SOMETHING OUT OF NOTHING: MARIE CURIE AND RADIUM, will explore the life of Marie Curi...
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Audience:  4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Adult Learners

Mars: Exploring the Red Planet (STEM and CCSS aligned) This program has not yet been evaluated. - by Authors on Call/iNK Think Tank 2015-16
Mars:Exploring the Red Planet is an interactive program for grades 1-8 based on the award-winning nonfiction book, CARS ON MARS. (STEM and CCSS aligned)
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Audience:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Adult Learners

MOVING HEAVY THINGS – STEM and CCSS Aligned This program has not yet been evaluated. - by Authors on Call/iNK Think Tank 2015-16
Moving big things has been a challenge forever, and the challenge has been met by clever people in thousands of surprising, creative ways. Author-Illustrator Jan Adkins will intrigue students with his knowledge of basic physics applied to human problems, and ...
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Audience:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

NAME THAT BUG: Looking Closely at Insects and Spiders (STEM and CCSS aligned) This program has not yet been evaluated. - by Authors on Call/iNK Think Tank 2015-16
"NAME THAT BUG" is an interactive program for grades 1-8 based on the award-winning books by Alexandra Siy, which include BUG SHOTS: The Good, the Bad, and the Bugly; MOSQUITO BITE; and SPIDERMANIA: Friends on the Web.
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Audience:  Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Adult Learners

Secrets of the Statue of Liberty: How it was Built and why it became a Symbol of Immigration This program has not yet been evaluated. - by Authors on Call/iNK Think Tank 2015-16
Today the Statue of Liberty has become a symbol of the United States of America and of immigration.  But it didn’t start out that way. 

Find out the original reason wh...
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Audience:  4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Adult Learners


Shrieking with Excitement Over the Solar System (STEM and NGSS aligned) This program has not yet been evaluated. - by Authors on Call/iNK Think Tank 2015-16
This fresh, new approach to a unit on the solar system combines the excitement of an author visit with Vicki Cobb with the advantages of having her as author-in-residence to produce real student learning and achievement. It meets all CCSS, STEM standards and ...
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Audience:  3, 4, 5, 6

Snakes! Bugs! Rats and Raptors! This program has not yet been evaluated. - by Authors on Call/iNK Think Tank 2015-16

“Snakes! Bugs! Rats and Raptors!” Fascinating fun facts and dynamic full-screen realistic visuals about birds, bugs, snakes, and rodents by award-winning author/illustrator Roxie Munro. Find out about creepy crawly (and sometimes flying) critters, their ...
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Audience:  Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, Adult Learners


Swim, Sea Turtle Swim! This program has not yet been evaluated. - by Authors on Call/iNK Think Tank 2015-16
Steve takes students into the heart of a sea turtle adventure. We'll meet a scientist who is hoping to save the endangered leatherback and we'll look at the 21st century dangers a sea turtle faces. The program is action packed and full of great information. St...
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Audience:  Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, Parent, Adult Learners

The "We Dare You!" Video Project This program has not yet been evaluated. - by Authors on Call/iNK Think Tank 2015-16
Vicki Cobb, a well-known author of science books for kids (Science Experiments You Can Eat) is creating an unprecedented multi-media approach to kids' science education that you and your students can participate in. Your kids can simultaneously learn science ...
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Audience:  3, 4, 5, 6, 7, Parent

The Brilliant, Bizarre Isaac Newton -- STEM/Common Core aligned This program has not yet been evaluated. - by Authors on Call/iNK Think Tank 2015-16
Isaac Newton looked to the sky and saw something no one else had figured out – how everything “up there” works in sync with everything "down here." He never told a soul, until Edmund Halley, a young man with big questions, knocked on his door.
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Audience:  4, 5, 6, 7

The Courageous Chemistry of Dr. Percy Julian This program has not yet been evaluated. - by Authors on Call/iNK Think Tank 2015-16
Percy Lavon Julian (1899-1975) wanted to study chemistry so badly he left home in segregated Alabama to go to college in the North. All his life, he fought racism, even as he conducted a brilliant career in plant chemistry. Dr. Julian was George Washington Car...
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Audience:  3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, Adult Learners

The Lewis & Clark Expedition: A Story of Hardship and Discovery (CCSS aligned) This program has not yet been evaluated. - by Authors on Call/iNK Think Tank 2015-16
The Lewis and Clark Expedition of 1804 to 1806 offers something for everyone—adventure, danger, wild animals, fascinating Indian cultures, and more.  Follow award-winning author Dorothy Hinshaw Patent along on this amazing journey of discovery through her ...
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Audience:  2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Adult Learners

The Orphan Trains: Finding Families for Homeless Children--by Andrea Warren--CCSS Aligned    based on 1 evaluation(s). - by Authors on Call/iNK Think Tank 2015-16
Author Andrea Warren takes students along for the journey to study the orphan trains and their impact on homeless children in the 19th and early 20th centuries. In a program both compelling and educational, she'll discuss what happened and why to the 250,000 c...
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Audience:  4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Adult Learners

The Science Fair Coach (STEM and CCSS aligned)    based on 1 evaluation(s). - by Authors on Call/iNK Think Tank 2015-16
A science fair is an opportunity for kids to discover why scientists love science. Noted children's hands-on science author, Vicki Cobb helps kids start their projects with enthusiasm. Her new book See for Yourself! offers more than 100 amazing experiments t...
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Audience:  3, 4, 5, 6

The Skeleton Inside You: What X-rays Reveal This program has not yet been evaluated. - by Authors on Call/iNK Think Tank 2015-16
First through third grade students are familiar with skeletons they see around Halloween. This program is an introduction to the science behind X-rays. In this live interactive program Carla Killough McClafferty, Radiologic Technologist and author of THE HEA...
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Audience:  Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3

This Place Is Wet:Amazon Rain Forest (CCSS and STEM aligned) - by Authors on Call/iNK Think Tank 2015-16
What's the BIG idea about the Amazon rain forest? Why is it important for the planet? What are some of its most unusual plants and animals? What hands-on science can you do with two main rain forest products, rubber and Brazil nuts?  Award-winning author, Vi...
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Audience:  2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Tips on Biographies and Nonfiction Features with a Nonfiction Author   based on 2 evaluation(s). - by Authors on Call/iNK Think Tank 2015-16
What better way to reinforce what you’ve taught your students about nonfiction features and reading biographies, than having an author that writes nonfiction books in your classroom? In this live interactive program award-winning nonfiction author Carla Kill...
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Audience:  3, 4, 5, 6

Vietnam War Orphan: One Boy's Journey to America--by Andrea Warren--CCSS Aligned This program has not yet been evaluated. - by Authors on Call/iNK Think Tank 2015-16
This program, based on the author's book Escape From Saigon: How a Vietnam War Orphan Became an American Boy, introduces students to America's participation in the Vietnam War and to the story of one Amerasian orphan caught up in the war's devastation, ...
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Audience:  4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Adult Learners

Was George Washington a Scientist? (CCSS aligned) This program has not yet been evaluated. - by Authors on Call/iNK Think Tank 2015-16
Peggy Thomas, author of the nonfiction book Farmer George Plants a Nation, will lead students in an hour of inquiry-based learning about the scientific method and what it means to be a scientist.
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Audience:  3, 4, 5, 6, 7

What Children Experienced in the Civil War: Three Young People at the Siege of Vicksburg   based on 3 evaluation(s). - by Authors on Call/iNK Think Tank 2015-16
Author Andrea Warren shares the stories of children caught inside Vicksburg during the 47-day siege that helped determine the course of the war, and also follows Ulysses Grant's son, who was with him at Vicksburg. Based on the award-winning book Under Siege...
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Audience:  4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Adult Learners

What Would You Have Done?: Andrea Warren's Books About Brave Children--CCSS Aligned    based on 2 evaluation(s). - by Authors on Call/iNK Think Tank 2015-16
Introduce students to the works of award-winning author Andrea Warren, who writes about ordinary children caught up in challenging historical events, calling upon them to find the extraordinary within themselves.
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Audience:  4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Adult Learners

Where Ideas Come From: Brainstorming with a Nonfiction Author    based on 2 evaluation(s). - by Authors on Call/iNK Think Tank 2015-16
Do you get tired of seeing the same boring research projects from your students? Do you wish they would think “outside the box”? Have award winning non-fiction author, Carla Killough McClafferty, brainstorm with your students about topics and research possib...
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Audience:  4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Adult Learners

Wild About Research! This program has not yet been evaluated. - by Authors on Call/iNK Think Tank 2015-16
Presented with wacky animals and stories of hands-on research -- in the form of a snake dissection -- students discover the fun side of research!
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Audience:  3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, Parent, Adult Learners

Wild Discoveries! Wacky Animals + Careful Observation = Fantastic Descriptive Writing    based on 7 evaluation(s). - by Authors on Call/iNK Think Tank 2015-16
Hot pink millipedes, slime-shooting worms, see-through frogs... Nonfiction author Heather L. Montgomery will have your students peaking into scientists' journals, suck...
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Audience:  2, 3, 4, 5, 6, Parent, Adult Learners

Writing Creatively About the Real World--the CCSS in Action This program has not yet been evaluated. - by Authors on Call/iNK Think Tank 2015-16
Want your students to learn how to read for knowledge and write powerfully about the real world? Why not learn from authors who do this for a living? The award-winning children's nonfiction authors of iNK Think Tank unpack their researching and writing proces...
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Audience:  4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

X-rays: Not Just for Superman Anymore    based on 1 evaluation(s). - by Authors on Call/iNK Think Tank 2015-16
X-rays are commonplace today, but when they were discovered the idea of seeing the bones of a living person was frightening. In this live interactive program Carla Killough McClafferty, Radiologic Technologist and author of THE HEAD BONE’S CONNECTED TO THE NE...
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Audience:  4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Adult Learners

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