Teachers: Let’s get the conversation started!

How would you like to see your students become more engaged in class?

How great would it be if your students had something to say when you asked a question? That they were excited about the curriculum. Maybe, that they truly began thinking about what they were doing and saying.

They could be. With BeakSpeak, this fun, educational story brings to light social situations, moral bias and addresses bullying – all by focusing on the fact that ‘chickens’ should be more specific when communicating.

This is a perfect book for teachers and home-school parents to present to their classes and students. As the students read through the pages, the enclosed questions can be asked directly after reading that page or at the end of the story. It is designed to get the conversation started. Raise questions they wouldn’t have thought to ask and explain how important proper communication is.

My goal is to enhance critical thinking skills, build confidence and social awareness, and demonstrate how kindness defeats bullying.

BeakSpeak is as charming as it is educational. In an age of virtual communication and “internet lingo”, teaching precise and clear language is as important as ever. Peggy Marceaux does that in an imaginative, endearing and humorous way with her beloved chickens. She brings the characters to life, combining storytelling with language lessons in a way that doesn’t feel like learning. The workbook format is straightforward and approachable. I believe BeakSpeak will be an asset to any learning environment and will be enjoyed by teachers and students alike.

Kristen Grady

This book is a very contemporary fable which addresses problems today’s elementary students face. Each of the characters exhibits behaviors our children are exposed to on a daily basis such as anger, bullying, and incorrect language use. The kind, patient, and wise Ms. Goldspeak leads her chicken students through thought-provoking and considerate solutions. I highly recommend this book to all teachers, parents, and grandparents who spend time with an elementary student. It is a colorful and entertaining help in discussing their behaviors and stresses. And they will learn something about chickens as well!
Patricia Plunk
Grandmother of a 9-year old boy

Patricia Plunk