I've written 21 books for Scholastic Teaching Resources that focus on creative teaching ideas. I've written two plays for young audiences, published by Dramatic Publishing, entitled Aesop's Fable-ous Christmas Tree and Aesop's Fable-ous Barnyard Bash. (Check out my YouTube videos from the productions.) And I've written numerous articles for Instructor Magazine. I taught 2nd and 5th grade in New Jersey, and now I teach at the University of Memphis.
I am all about hands-on teaching activities that tap into the multiple intelligences in any given classroom. My projects will usually address linguistic, visual, aural, and kinesthetic learning styles.
My Scholastic books have sold over 800,000 copies. As a Resident Company Member at Playhouse on the Square I have received numerous nominations and wins as an actor, director, and scenic designer.
I received my undergraduate degree in Theater from the University of New Orleans and my Masters of Education from Rutgers University in New Jersey.
I wear many hats in my professional life--as a writer, a teacher, an actor and a mosaic artist. To see examples of my mosaic artwork, visit and like my Facebook page called GravoisFare.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Specialty, Math, Science, Anatomy, Biology, Earth Sciences, Social Studies - History, Ancient History, Native Americans, U.S. History, European History, World History, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Other (Social Studies - History), Religion, Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, Literature, General Science, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Halloween, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Presidents' Day, Black History Month, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Informational Text, Women's History Month