Young Author's ToolboxWe Read Our Own StoriesBlack Dog, Brown DogRethinking Language ArtsLook, I Made a Book

Black Dog, Brown Dog

The beautiful story of two dogs, written by Nina Zaragoza and her son Derek Zaragoza.

Two Labrador retrievers live and play side by side, each with very different personalities. While one is naughty, the other is nice, but the family who cares for them loves them both equally. How will they handle the crazy adventures of these two dogs? Children will always remember these two lovable Labrador retrievers and their endless antics.

Childrens book with illustrations.

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The Young Author's Toolbox
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Awaken the creative writer in your child!

The T.A.G.™ Young Author’s Toolbox was developed for elementary school children by Nina Zaragoza, Ph.D, Professor of Education and founder of Creative Curriculum Connections.

Classroom-based research shows that the T.A.G.™ Writing Method:

  • Motivates children to write by allowing them the freedom to choose their own topic.
  • Gives young authors a purpose for their writing.
  • Provides children with structured methods of receiving positive feedback about their work.
  • May help improve your child’s standard achievement test scores.
  • TEACHES CHILDREN TO CREATE REAL PUBLISHED BOOKS FROM THEIR STORIES AND BECOME REAL AUTHORS.

 

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We Read Our Own Stories:
Children Write for Children

This anthology contains stories written by young authors from around the world. Some are from China, Russia, Ecuador, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Haiti and the United States. Many now live in the United States in places that include Brooklyn, Bronx, Miami, and Michigan.

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Rethinking Language Arts:
Passion and Practice

Interweaving stories, dialogues, plays, poetry, lesson plans, course designs, and students journals with reflections on philosophical, pedagogical, political and psychological questions arising in teaching, Nina Zaragoza unfolds before our eyes the drama of educating our young, with all its challenges and paradoxes and joy and rewards.

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Look, I Made a Book

What does it mean to have high expectations for five-year-old learners? In one of the author's classrooms, children are treated as authors, as world citizens, and as confident, responsible community and family contributors. Kindergartners publish their own stories and keep them on the same shelves as books from libraries and bookstores. In addition to books, these young students also produce their own plays, thank-you cards, and math problems. Zaragoza, Dwyer, and Brownie (the class mascot) invite new teachers along as they take one class of children through a month-by-month journey of authorship, literacy development, poetry, positive interaction, and imagination.

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