Educator Resources 2018-2019

Bookmark this page! We will continue to upload activities and other information for educators, librarians and homeschoolers. And if you haven’t already, check out the Red Clover Award website developed by Carrie Speranza (site will be updated for new list in Fall 2018).

Here’s a brief history of the Red Clover Award.

Nuts and Bolts
Red Clover Award Committee, 2018-2019
Background, History and How to Participate
Exploring Picture Books: Text, Illustration, Design, Technology

Activities for the 2018-2019 list
Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut
Wolf in the Snow
The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors
The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet!
The Bad Seed
The Book of Mistakes
Roy Choi and the Street Food Remix
Over and Under the Pond
After the Fall
Malala’s Magic Pencil

 Writing prompts
The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors
Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut
Chef Roy Choi and the Street Food Remix
The Book of Mistakes
After the Fall

Art activities (thanks to art educator M.C. Baker)
Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut
Wolf in the Snow
The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors
The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet!
The Bad Seed
The Book of Mistakes
Chef Roy Choi and the Street Food Remix
Over and Under the Pond
After the Fall
Malala’s Magic Pencil

Graphic organizer: Arguing the merits of Red Clover Award nominees (CCLA)

Red Clover Award clip art
Red Clover cow logo

From the Fall 2017 Conference
Diversity Resources (Gaia Cornwall keynote)
Art and Design in Picture Books (Grace Greene)
STEM and Whoosh! (Meredith Wade)
Developing Thinking Skills and Character: Habits of Mind Through Red Clover Books (Miller and Bryce)
Everyday Diversity (Cass Mabbott)

Writing prompts from the 2017 list (Lis Zwick):
Landfill Invention- Ada’s Violin
Frankencrayon Scribble Story
Cancelled Play-Frankencrayon
Penguin Problems and Walrus Wows
Dragon Was Terrible-How Do You Tame It?
Whoosh! Invent a Robot
Recycled Instruments-Ada’s Violin
Perseverance-Ada’s Violin
Rubric for Red Clover Writing Prompts
How Do You Dissent?
Comparing Folktales
They All Saw the Cat
Daniel Finds a Poem Nature Images
Otters Love to Play and Move
What is Poetry?