*I've dont this* Even without writing in chalk, water painting on the chalkboard is amazing (read: clean) painting the kids love! Write letters in chalk and have child trace over with water. Just like wet/dry/try from HWOT! So easy
My Years, in Tree Rings - would be great as a poem in our art/poetry books. I would also love this in conjunction with a timeline project. Doing the timeline first might help kids be successful with this.
Here's a fun graphic organizer to use with older students. The parts of the Story Hat Map include characters, setting, conflict, resolution, and theme. Many of Dr. Seuss more advanced books would work well with this story map.