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!
Want to listen to the book in Spanish? Here's Rescatando Palabras as read by José Pimienta.
And here is a webcast of "A Celebration of Children's and YA Latin American and Latinx Literature" with fellow authors Raúl the Third, Aida Salazar, and Yamile Saied Méndez, hosted by the Library of Congress. This LOC blog post provides family discussion questions as well as writing and thinking prompts.
Colombia Fact Sheet
Click on the image for a printable one-pager on Colombia from CIA's World Factbook. For use with older students.
Digging Word Search
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.