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HEARTBEAT: ANIMAL POETRY FOR HUMAN LUB-DUBBERS
Let's find out how animals tick! Join author Doe Boyle for a poetic exploration of the rhythms of the heart—and the rhythms of lyrical language. This workshop introduces elements of the circulatory system to up to 10 attendees.
This interactive STEAM-centered workshop is designed for classes, groups, and families who have read my book, Heartbeat. Please be sure that all students have read the book. In this workshop, I will read aloud from Heartbeat and will share the story of how I came to write on the topic of animal heart rates; how I researched each animal; what I discovered that most surprised me; and how I created the poetic text that describes each creature. With students, I will explore an anatomical model of a human heart and will discuss the ways in which the heart works as the central pump or “engine” that ensures that all other body systems can do their work. I will initiate student research on an animal of their choice and will provide links to activity sheets, films, and online resources and books that will align my visit with Next Generation Science Standards on the human body, particularly the circulatory system.
About the Author
Doe Boyle is the author of fourteen children’s picture books that reveal her passion for nature, wildlife, conservation, and environmental topics. Most recently, she is the author of HEARTBEAT and its companion book, BLINK! (both Fall 2020, Albert Whitman & Company). HEAR THE WIND BLOW launched in March 2021, also from Albert Whitman & Company. Eleven earlier picture books about such endangered and threatened species as gray wolves, sea otters, caribou, and others were published in association with the Smithsonian Institution and the National Wildlife Federation. For twenty-plus years, Doe’s experiences as a teaching artist have informed her writing and her work with young writers and performers. In the classroom, Doe teaches across the curriculum with writers aged 5 through 15.Visit profile and see all programs