Firefly1“Thank you again for making reading fun, exciting and special to so many children and helping teachers and parents pass along your enthusiasm and ideas.”

–Sandy Lattemore, Library assistant, Richvale School, Richvale, CA

Attention teachers, librarians, principals and reading specialists! Below is a collection of articles and lesson plans to help schools prepare for Matthew’s author visits. (HINT: The first piece titled 5 MORE Tips… may be re-printed in local newspapers that send photographers to your event. Often, they run this checklist for parents beside a photo of Matthew interacting with kids.) For more about Matthew’s author assemblies and bilingual family literacy events, please contact Matthew here, or call him at (707) 544-4720

For fun and effective curriculum enrichment, please click onto the specific book that you plan to share with your class. Matthew compiled these activities Firefly2bhimself! You’re welcome to download them for use in class, but all commercial rights are reserved.

Articles for general use by schools:

5 MORE Tips to Raise a Lifetime Reader

Tips for Author Visits

Boosting Attendance to Family Literacy Nights at School

Lesson plans for specific books:

The Jazz Fly

The Jazz Fly 2

Gobble, Quack, Moon

Super Grandpa, for Grades 1-3; for Grades 4-6

All three Stories Set in Mexico

Uncle Snake

The Moon was at a Fiesta

The Twenty Five Mixtec Cats

Woolycats Musical Theater