A great blog post with hands-on activities and teaching resources for the Strega Nona books by Tomie dePaola. Part of a 4-part series on teaching reading comprehension, skills and text structure with Tomie books for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade. So many ideas to get students writing about reading!
Tomie.com Tomie de Paola has made incredible contributions to children's literature, writing over 250 books that are imaginative, educational, teach great social-emotional skills, retell folk tales and historical stories. Also great family stories from his own biography, teaching children about birth of a sibling, loss of a grandparent, and many other life lessons.
Video interview: Tomie dePaola, the author and illustrator of Strega Nona and many other favorite books, always knew he wanted to be an artist since the age of 4. Tomie tells comical childhood tales, reflects on his career, and suggests ways to encourage young readers and artists.