Teaching Guides

Downloadable activity kits, educator guides, colouring pages, and more!

Howdy Books Activity Kit

An eight-page PDF that contains the Pencil Brigade templates, colouring sheets, bookmark activity and reflection page. You can print double-sided or booklet-style to save paper. 


YouTube video - Howdy, I'm John Ware

A free animated edition of 'Howdy, I'm John Ware' for you to screen in your classroom. It's a 15-minute video hosted on the Bibliovideo YouTube channel that showcases Canadian children's books. Narrated by the author Ayesha Clough, with art by Hugh Rookwood, animation by Steve Gervais and music by Bradley Bischoff. Made possible by a Canada Council Digital Originals micro-grant. Yahoo!


Educators Notes - Howdy, I'm John Ware

A two-page PDF prepared by Instructional Designer Laurel Scharien to match Alberta's Program of Studies for Grade Four, but suitable for all educators looking for ways to spark discussion and activities with students.


Dossier pour enseignant.e.s - Howdy, je m'appelle John Ware

'Howdy, je m’appelle John Ware', the French translation of 'Howdy, I'm John Ware' by Gilles Mossière is available as an eBook on Amazon, Smashwords and Overdrive. Here is the two-page dossier pour enseignant.e.s, suitable for grades four to seven.


Stampede Ranch Cookie Recipe

Flores was known for her delicious crumbly cookies that she served at the Stampede Ranch guesthouse. Use this handy recipe to make your own.