Way to Go Wednesday (WtW 3)
In this digital story interview with children’s author Susannah Buhrman-Deever, she answers questions:
- What inspired you to write this book PREDATOR AND PREY?
- How did you get the idea for the book?
- How many revisions did you make while writing this book?
- How is your book formatted?
- What advice to you have for writers?
Former scientist Susannah Buhrman-Deever explains how she wrote the poems in two voices, as the Predator and Prey – who tricks, who wins? Each page also has a sidebar of nonfiction facts that explain more about each of the animals. Watch the video below:
How to use this book in the classroom
Science content – predator prey relationships, food chains, food webs, animal adaptations
ELA content – poetic devices, how words and poems use rhythm, rhyme, pacing, line length that mimics the animals, narrator, tone
Art content – the illustrations are lovely!
Music content – What to the “voices” really sound like? How do animal communicate in sounds?
WtW 1 – Video Interview – Squirrel in the Museum
WtW2 – Video Interview – Secret Soldiers