Digging for Words: Educator's Toolkit
Thank you for using Digging for Words in your classroom! Here are some free resources for teachers, librarians, and caregivers. If you're interested in a virtual visit, you can find out more here!
Watch the video that inspired the book! What details can you see that ended up in Paola Escobar's illustrations?
Want to listen to the book in Spanish? Here's Rescatando Palabras as read by José Pimienta.
Click on the image for a printable one-pager on Colombia from CIA's World Factbook. For use with older students.
Click on the image for a print-and-go pdf. This is a fun extension activity for PreK through Grade 3, using both English and Spanish vocabulary from the book.
Stories That Inspire
Click on the image for Random House virtual story time guide on "Stories that Inspire," including Digging for Words. Many ideas could be adapted for classroom use.
If you subscribe to TeachingBooks, make sure to check out their resource page for Digging for Words. Even if you're not a subscriber, you can check out resources to go along with Digging for Words on the TeachingBooks Virtual Book Tour.