Friday, February 24, 2017

3er Annual Local Author's Book Fair

Author Maritza M. Mejia will attend The Third Annual Local Author Book Fair on March 11th , 2017 at Fort Pierce Branch Library located at
101 Melody Lane, Fort Pierce, Florida 34950 from a.m. to 1 p.m.

“We are excited that this year the Fort Pierce branch event will take place during the Saturday markets, so we want to extend a special invitation to people attending the markets right next door to the library. Of course, everyone is welcome to attend,” said Library Program Coordinator Shelia Small.
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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Ojos Avellana en NPTI

Ojos Avellana 

en New Professions Technical Institute
Organizado por Editorial Entre Lineas

Tenemos el honor de presentar Ojos Avellana en NPTI el 2 de Marzo, 2017 a las 7:30 p.m.

Compartiremos con talentosos escritores del 
Sur de la Florida:

 Entrevista de lanzamiento Ojos Avellana con Editorial Entre Líneas.

 Escucha Entrevista en:

Libros invitados

                 4000 W Flagler St, Coral Gables, Florida 33134

Pronto fotos del evento

Monday, February 20, 2017

South Florida 7th Annual Mango Writers Conference

   South Florida      Writers Association


Author Maritza Martinez Mejia at the South Florida Writers Association 
7th Annual Mango Writers Conference held on Sat. Feb 25, 2017 

     Writing Across  the Genres in the  Digital Age    

                        Photo Events  soon!

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Plan Your Writing Ideas for 2017 by Maritza M. Mejia

 Are you organized?
 What is  your plan for the New Year and the rest of the year? 
I have some ideas that may help you. Visit LINK for details:

 By Maritza Martinez Mejia 

Friday, March 25, 2016

Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Monday, July 6, 2015

Friday, August 2, 2013

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

World Read Aloud Day -Día Mundial de leer en voz alta

What is World Read Aloud Day?

World Read Aloud Day is a non-profit organization that:
Promotes literacy
- Encourages a love of reading 
- Increases children's prospects for success. 
- Founded in Hawaii in 1995 by Jed Gaines.

World Read Aloud Day Tips
·   Find a time to read comfortable.
·   Find appropriate books to read.
·   Go to the library regularly.
·   Build a home library space. 
·   Trade books with friends.
·   Discuss the book after reading it. 
·   Make reading a fun time.
·   Follow up a reading activity

At school, I Read-Aloud "Vanilla and Chocolateto k-3er. graders.
It is an easy to read story to build TOLERANCE in your classroom:

After Reading Activity with:  Vanilla and Chocolate

1. Ask question from the Vocabulary page. 

2.  Finish with Characters, Setting and Events Activit

3. Find Author's Purpose Activity using Chart below:  

Download FREE Activities:


Qué es el día Mundial de leer en voz alta? 

El dia mundial de leer en voz alta:
Promueve la alfabetización 
Fomenta el amor por la lectura 
Aumenta las perspectivas para el éxito. 
Fundador Jed Gaines en Hawaii 1995 

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Vanilla and Chocolate Read Aloud

Read Aloud & Activities with Vanilla and Chocolate

Surprise your students on Read Aloud Day with Vanilla and Chocolate story
Objective: Build TOLERANCE in your classroom

After reading the story: Follow the Vocabulary Page Activities.
FREE Activities:

If time and space allow, EXTRA activities

Objective: Read Vanilla and Chocolate Bilingual Children’s Book to build Tolerance.
Chocolate Pie
· 3 cups of cake flour
· 1 ½ cup of sugar
· 6 tablespoons of cocoa
· 2 tablespoons of vinegar(I prefer the apple cider one)
· 10 tablespoons of corn oil
· 1 teaspoon of vanilla powder
· 2 ½ cups of water
· 1 teaspoon of soda powder

Chocolate Frosting
2 ½   tablespoons of corn oil
· 200 gr of black chocolate
You will mix the ingredients using the above order and you will carefully stir with a mixer. You preheat the oven for 10 minutes at 450°F and then you  bake  for 45 to 50 minutes, at 350°F. When the Chocolate pie is ready you let it cool.
You put the  black chocolate in a pan and you add 2 tablespoons of corn oil to let it melt, then you spread it on the top of the Chocolate pie. Enjoy!

Objective: Make connections between ice-cream flavors to skin colors to build tolerance.

Ingredients: For K- 3er graders
1/2 gallon of Vanilla Ice cream
1/2 gallon of Chocolate Ice cream
Plastic bowls (one per each student)
Plastic spoons (one per each student)

Additional Optional ingredients: For 3-5 graders

Caramel Syrup
1.    Set-up a table with the ice-creams tubs, bowls and spoons.
2.    Call each student to take one spoon of each ice-cream even if they don’t like one of the flavors.
3.    Let them be free to mix the colors, separate them or eat it.

The last page of the story contains a vocabulary page and questions for discussion with children about TOLERANCE. After the recipe activity, use the questions to reinforce the lesson.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

What is International Book Giving Day?

International Book Giving Day takes place on February 14th each year with the GOAL to get books into the hands of as many children as possible.
What is the Purpose? International Book Giving Day’s focus is on encouraging people worldwide to give a book to a child on February 14th. We invite individuals to:
*Gift a book to a friend or family member.
*Leave a book in a waiting room hospital or Dr. Office for children to read.
*Donate a gently used book to a local library or shelter.
^Support an organization that distributes used books to children in need internationally.
The official poster for #bookgivingday 2017 has been designed 

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My contribution  to a local library

Día Internacional de la DONACION DE libros se lleva a cabo el 14 de febrero de cada año con el objetivo de poner libros en las manos de tantos niños como sea posible.
¿Cuál es el propósito? El día internacional de la donación de libros consiste en promover en todo el mundo el dar un libro a un niño el día 14 de febrero. Invitamos a las personas a colaborar con la causa:
*Dando un libro a un amigo o familiar.
*Dejando un libro en la sala de espera de un hospital.
*Donar un libro a una biblioteca o alberge.
*Apoyar a una organización que dona libros a los niños necesitados.