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About Michael Dooling, Author and Illustrator of Children's Books

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Lesson Plan articles and worksheets (many relate to Michael’s books) include characters, plot, setting, character traits, themes, cause/effect, conflict/resolution, response to text, and summarizing.

Fossils, Mary Anning and the Sea Dragon explores Mary’s discovery of the first sea reptile fossil ever found. She sells seashells on the seashore.

Common Core Informational Text Article, Young Thomas Edison delves into the life of the famous inventor. How did he grow up to be America’s greatest inventor?

Colonial Life, George Washington’s Army and Me Did you know that families lived, worked, and marched right alongside George Washington's army?

The Great Horse-less Carriage Race, Industrial Revolution Will the new-fangled horse-less carriage really replace the horse and carriage?

Dinosaurs, Fossil Hunter and the Lizard of the Dragon of Antiquity explores the hard work and determination of fossil hunter William Foulke who proved that dinosaurs really once existed.

Character Education, People Who Changed the World Posters & Student Activities Have you ever asked your students who their role models are or who they admire?

The Declaration of Independence, A Masterly Pen is an article about The Declaration of Independence and the true meaning behind the Fourth of July.

Dear Mother: A Civil War Soldier’s Letter is about a young boy’s letter that explores what it was like to be a soldier during the Civil War.

with Lightning Speed: Samuel Morse and the Telegraph explores the life of the man who changed the world by inventing the telegraph and the Morse Code.

Benjamin Franklin printer, scientist, inventor, musician, statesman, postmaster, author, diplomat, sage.

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