Elementary Literature Teacher Resources

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Teaching Nonviolent Direct Action through Children’s Literature

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
A five-part lesson collection introduces young learners to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s principles of  Non-violent Direct Action. Through children's literature, photographs, first-person narratives, and songs. as well as links to...
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Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
Celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday and Read Across America Day with a collection of activities, lessons, and printables for lower elementary scholars. 
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EngageNY Grade 7 ELA: Module 3, Unit 3: Writing a Narrative Based on an Event from the Life of Frederick Douglass

For Teachers 7th Standards
Unit 3 of Module 3 collection of eleven lessons has seventh graders crafting their own children’s picture book. Patterned after Frederick Douglass: The Last Day of Slavery, the illustrated children's book they read in Unit 2, writers...
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Equality & Human Rights Commission: Secondary Lesson Plans

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
A collection of 12 instructional activities helps young people develop the five core social and emotional learning competencies identified by CASEL. Videos, slides, activities, games, news articles, and discussions target life skills. In...
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Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
Celebrate Read Across America Day or Dr. Seuss's birthday with a collection of reading comprehension materials. Versatile for any Dr. Seuss book, the worksheets and activities promote both foundational reading skills and critical thining...
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Hidden Stories: A Three-Part Lesson in African-American History, Research, and Children’s Literature

For Teachers 10th - 12th
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...
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Children's Literature from A - Z Poster

For Teachers K - 5th
A great alphabet classroom poster featuring characters of well-loved books such as Paddington bear and Amelia Bedelia.
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Using Children's Literature to Enhance Your Science Curriculum

For Teachers Higher Ed
This very interesting presentation points out how the skills involved in science and reading overlap quite a bit. In both disciplines, learners must observe, predict, collect data, investigate, form conclusions, and communicate results....
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Integrating Science and Literature

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Maximize time and engage learners by using children's literature in your science lessons.
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Children's Literature Across the Curriculum Ideas

For Teachers K - 2nd
You can keep this printable idea sheet and use when you're in a tight spot. It contains cross-curricular ideas that span every subject while relating to the African tale, "Anasazi the Spider." Learners will act, write, move, count, and...
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Writing Children's Literature

For Teachers 11th - 12th
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.
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Arthur’s World Neighborhood: Bibliography for Kids

For Teachers 1st - 5th Standards
Support young learners as they expand their cultural awareness with this list of children's literature on countries from around the globe. Including both fictional and non-fictional texts. This resource will help students across the...
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Growing Vegetable Soup

For Teachers K - 5th
Young scholars use children's literature in order to think about the concept of creating a garden. This is done through conducting simple research about types of plants that could be grown in the area and how to care for them. Then the...
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STEM Design Challenges Based on Children's Literature

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
Children's literature contains a treasure trove of engineering activities. A STEM curriculum resource highlights some possible lessons based on children's literature. It includes instructions on how to incorporate literacy for a set of...
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Rediscovering Children's Literature

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students, while analyzing children's literature works as a vehicle for a multitude of insights, practice analytical reading and writing scenarios about older adults. In retrospect, they read books aloud to young children as well as write...
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Johnny Appleseed

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students engage in a study of apples using children's literature. They conduct research using a variety of resources. Student list facts about apples and compare them while answering some guided questions. They plant some apple seeds and...
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Whale Is Stuck

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Pupils engage in the process of problem solving with the help of children's literature story of how the whale was trapped and then freed. The story illustrates the power of teamwork and commitment. The students practice the skill of...
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Archetypes

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Ideal for a college-level children's literature class or in a story-writing unit, this presentation defines not only the archetypal characters in literature but provides ample examples from fairy tales to modern films. The slideshow...
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Crash

For Teachers K - 1st
Students explore reading comprehension by discussing the themes from a book. In this children's literature lesson, students read the book Crash which discusses children who create a giant building block tower. Students identify the...
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Daily Writing from Self Selected Reading

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders practice their reading comprehension by analyzing stories they read in class. In this children's literature activity, 2nd graders are assigned to read a book for 20 minutes each day in class and also reflect on it in their...
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Red Parka Mary

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students practice their reading comprehension by analyzing a story with classmates.  In this children's literature lesson, students read the story Red Parka Mary and analyze the characters and art.  Students utilize a Venn diagram to...
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Chicka-Chicka-Boom-Boom/ Chicka Challenge (Elementary, Literature)

For Teachers K Standards
Is your Kindergarten class about to read the book, Chicka-Chicka-Boom-Boom? If they are, and you want a few wonderful activity ideas to reinforce phonemic awareness and letter identification skills, look no further. Here you'll find over...
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Happy Birthday Hans: How To Celebrate International Children's Book Day

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Honor Hans Christian Andersen while encouraging young readers with enjoyable projects and activities.
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Read Aloud Fox in Sox

For Teachers K
Kindergarteners listen to the Dr. Seuss and create their own rhymes. They read the story Fox In Sox by Dr. Seuss and discuss the author's work and his impact on children's literature. They will also create their own rhymes similar to the...