Elementary Literature Teacher Resources

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Story Elements/Characterization

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students investigate language arts by analyzing a book with their classmates. In this children's literature lesson, students read the story Scarecrow by Cynthia Rylant and discuss the setting and characters. Students create a T-Chart in...
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Re-Read The Mitten

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students utilize their reading comprehension by analyzing a book with their class. In this children's literature activity, students read the story The Mitten by Jan Brett and discuss the imagery and characters in the story. Students...
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Red Parka Mary

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Young scholars 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.  Young scholars utilize a Venn...
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Growing Vegetable Soup

For Teachers K - 5th
Students 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 garden...
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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...
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The Mitten

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Explore children's literature by researching a book and it's author. Youngsters read the story The Mitten by Jan Brett and discuss the animals and characters mentioned in the story. Then, they practice retelling their favorite portion of...
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A Trip to Wonderland: The Nursery "Alice"

For Teachers K - 2nd
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...
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Time Flies

For Teachers 6th - 8th
To strengthen middle school readers' mastery of plot structure, have them read several children's books and summarize each on a separate index card. They develop themes from the books by analyzing plot. Best practices for working with...
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The Popcorn Book

For Teachers K - 5th
Pop, pop, pop! Can you hear the sound popcorn makes when it's being made? Start the day by reading The Popcorn Book. Youngsters will love stringing together popcorn necklaces and learning about popcorn. There are separate prompts and...
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Jean Fritz's American History Series

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students explore children's literature by reading biographies in class. In this history analysis lesson, students read books written by Jean Fritz about the Revolutionary War and discuss the events that led up to the critical moment....
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Exploring Maps Through Children's Literature

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young scholars are introduced to the importance of maps. While being read a book, they create a color coded map that they explain the importance of having a map while delivering the mail. They use the fairy tale of their choice to...
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Readers Theatre Scripts

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
Engage and entertain young learners with this collection of readers theatre activities. With over 25 different scripts, a wide range of topics are covered from simple counting and rhyming exercises to adaptions of popular children's...
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Three Little Kittens

For Teachers K
Students explore performing arts by reading a story in class. In this children's literature instructional activity, students read the story Three Little Kittens and identify the story elements by utilizing sentence strips. Students...