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4,815 Children's Literature Teacher Resources

Maximize time and engage learners by using children's literature in your science lessons.
Learners participate in the creation of and exploration of a "path" or "course" based on one or more selections of children's literature. As they create the course, children acquire and use vocabulary linked to the literary selection(s) by naming items in common categories.
Groups of high school learners conduct research on a particular era of African-American history, focusing on events, people, and places important to that era. Next, they review children's literature in four different genres. As a culminating activity, group members combine what they have learned in their research and readings to create their own piece of children's literature based on African-American history.
Advanced level ESL learners engage in an increasing verbal communication skills through children's literature. The focus of these activities is for children to develope presentation skills. Each activity would compliment any class room.
Young scholars use literature to examine how the structure of families in Mexico has changed over time. In groups, they examine how their life now relates to their ancestors and the Spanish conquest of the area. As a class, they are read various books told my a puppet and answer comprehension questions.
Students identify geographical information about landscapes found in student literature, demonstrate an organizing tool, developed around geographical themes, for the recording of information, and share uses of this approach.
Fourth graders participate in a pioneer school day as part of local history study. They read children's literature about the 19th century, experience lessons from the past, and turn their classroom into a one-room schoolhouse for a day. Activities associated with this lesson occur throughout the school year.
Young scholars practice the strategy of visualization to aid in their reading comprehension of text. They paint mental pictures from readings from their history books, "The World and Its People: the US and It's Neighbors," and short stories from, "Riverside: Anthology of Children's Literature."
Sixth graders examine the changes occuring during adolescents using children's literature. As a class, they brainstorm a list of the various roles they play in their family. In groups, they use excerpts of plays from Shakespeare to identify the images of youth and compare them to their own images. To end the lesson, they discuss the changes occuring not only physically but mentally.
Primary learners explore elements of wonder in The Nursery "Alice" by Lewis Carroll. They analyze the plot point after listening to the text. Next, they describe the imagery in various works of children's literature using the given links and worksheets. To finish, pupils use the work of published illustrators and authors as inspiration for their own fantastic creatures.
pupils examine three local public arts portraits of Lucy Stone. They study her role in the women's rights movement through comparative readings, Internet research, and children's literature. In addition, they gather and organize information for their own written portraits of this passionate reformer
Examine the contributions of African-Americans in the worlds of art and literature. Over the course of a few days, young scholars will read and analyze a poem, a short story, and a piece of art. They complete a range of comprehension-building activities, including writing poetry based on their reflections, comparing different people groups through a graph, and creating a class mural.
Connect literature (Jack the Builder) with mathematical concepts. In a series of computation, geometry and number sense activities, pupils count on to add, count back to subtract, build cylinders, cones, and rectangular prisms, and name numbers that are 1, 2 or 3 more than a given number. Resource contains 21 suggested texts to pair with math concepts for greater cross-curricular integration.
Students write letter of introduction to their Kindergarten book buddies, obtain children's books from library, visit Kindergarten students' classroom at time(s) specified by teachers, read stories to children, and write reflection pieces about their experience.
Students write a journal in response to literature. The story that is read is about prairies. The subject of prairies becomes an object for research. The culminating activity is the making of a map where prairies exist in the United States.
Use an alternative setting for pregnant teens and young mothers, as well as special education children to examine environmental topics through literature. Included in this unit is a visit to neighborhood libraries to select children's books on the environment. Through reading and research, learners work together to create an original book.
Students read a variety of well-known studenT books and discuss concepts presented in the books as they relate to the Bill of Rights. They discuss the books and compare them to the Bill of Rights Amendments.
Students examine the common themes and characteristics of children's literature. They develop a list of characteristics, read and discuss examples of children's literature, and create an original children's book.
For this exercise, learners examine the difference between a theme, topic, and moral. After a class discussion on the definition of literary themes, the instructor reads The Cello of Mr. O by Jane Cutler. Next, individuals analyze the theme of this story. Afterward, the class collectively discusses their ideas. Next, they choose their own children's book and identify the theme. Finally, they each create a theme statement for their selected book and share it with the class.
Students identify the theme in the children's story The Cello of Mr. O. In this theme lesson plan, students fill out a worksheet, and discuss the difference between theme, moral, and topic.