Dear Parents & Teachers,
For a child reading a Cheesie Mack book, my first goal is fun. I am hoping that your child or student gets caught up in Cheesie’s humor and his joy in being an active, inquisitive (sometimes impish) kid.
But I have other, equally important goals. I hope to transfer Cheesie’s curiosity (he finds something interesting in almost everything that life brings him) to every reader. Finally, Cheesie is smart, and he knows it’s beneficial to be smart, but he doesn’t make a big deal of it. Maybe valuing intelligence will transfer as well. And Cheesie has a good vocabulary.
Cheesie’s website supports all these goals: fun, curiosity, and valuing intelligence.
But first comes fun!
With great respect for childhood,
(And the books have been nominated for many awards.)
Letters to Steve
–Heather Akiyoshi, Pritchett School, Buffalo Grove, IL
–Karen Littlejohn, Anderson Elementary School, Plano, TX
–Mary Ellen Dorough, St. Viator Catholic School, Las Vegas, NV
–Tamar Kern, Ocean Charter School, Los Angeles
A Helpful Download: Cheesie Mack Educator Guide
- Pre-Reading Activities
- Questions for Group Discussions
- Reading Challenges
- Writing Exercises
- Vocabulary Workouts
- Comprehension Improvement
The following COMMON CORE ANCHOR STANDARDS are integrated into the Educator Guide: R.1, R.2, R.3, R. 4, and R.6.
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Steve with students at an author event: