Teacher's Guide: The Pinballs
Dive your class into the novel The Pinballs by Betsy Byars with the support of this reading guide. Including short answer questions, a multiple choice comprehension quiz, and extension activities, a variety of materials are provided for...
The Outsiders Lesson Plan
S. E. Hinton's The Outsiders is the anchor text for a how-to primer for using audiobooks in the classroom.
Reading Literacy- Books on CD
Students explore the importance of learning to read. They work with other students to create audiobooks to share with younger students, or classes.
Henry Huggins, the first in Beverly Cleary's series of books about Henry and the children in his Portland, Oregon neighborhood, is the exemplar text for three PowerPoint presentations that examine the story elements of setting and...
National Endowment for the Humanities
Toni Morrison's Beloved: For Sixty Million and More
Complex, disturbing, and challenging, Beloved is the focus of a instructional activity that provides three activities to guide a close reading of Toni Morrison's novel. Readers create chapter titles based on key plot elements or themes,...
State Library of Ohio
All the Light We Cannot See Toolkit
Anthony Doerr's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel All the Light We Cannot See is the focus of a toolkit that provides readers with a summary of the plot, background information about the author, and discussion topics.
The Sign of the Beaver
Extend a class reading of the novel The Sign of the Beaver across all subject areas with this literature unit guide. From basic discussion questions and writing prompts, to a research project about tracking animals, this resource offers...
State Library of Ohio
A great toolbox of ideas for any teacher preparing to teach the novel Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt, this resource includes a short biography of Natalie Babbitt, several discussion questions that could double as writing prompts,...
Virtual) Poetry Slam
Students create a "virtual poetry slam." This project can easily be implemented at any grade level where students have created short pieces of personal writing. They write, edit, and revise a short piece of poetry or personal writing.
Following a detailed activity and reading guide students will better grasp their reading of the book Stuart Little. They visit a series of web sites to gain a mouse's perspective then create a Mouse Movie with an iPod camera and Keynote....
Literature Awards: Newbery 2005
Young scholars examine Newbery book awards from 2005. They visit Web sites with author interviews, excerpts, and related activities. They explore both medal and honor books.
I'm Tellin'!: Kids Bringing Folktales Alive
Students participate in a reading lesson that works on social and academic skills. They increase reading comprehension with direct instruction with the group reading of a folktale. Then students research their own stories to tell.
Human Body Parts:
Students locate and label body parts. After having their picture taken with a digital camera, students cut out their body and label body parts.