Children's Classics Teacher Resources

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The Learning Network: Re-envisioning Classic Stories

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Readers reflect on enjoyable stories they know, brainstorm criteria that make a story "good," analyze a New York Times article about innovative children's performances, re-envision classics on their own, and peer edit drafts. Use this as...
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Folklore and Fairytales: A Guide to Using Traditional Tales and Reimagined Classics

For Teachers K - 8th Standards
Every culture has its own stories to tell. An interesting educator's guide shares a large collection of fairytales and folktales, some from different cultures and some re-creations of classics. A summary and brief teaching ideas...
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Folk and Fairy Tale Readers: The Princess and the Pea

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd Standards
Enrich a primary grade unit on fairy tales with this printable version of the classic story "The Princess and the Pea." With a simple story structure and a blend of short and long sentences, this is a great resource for developing the...
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"Spring" From The Four Seasons

For Students 4th - 6th
By utilizing this classical music worksheet, upper elementary children listen to "Spring" from The Four Seasons by Antonio Vivaldi. They will read a biography of the composer and answer four multiple choice questions. Learners follow a...
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Classics for Kids: Dvorak's "Slavonic Dance No. 7"

For Students 4th - 6th
This short biography of Antonin Dvorak and map of Eastern Europe could accompany and supplement listening to "Slavonic Dance No. 7." Four questions support reading the geographic map, a "Listening Map" outlines the form of the...
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Duplo/Lego Tower Pattern Busy Bag

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Turn young learners into pattern detectives with this fun hands-on activity. Using the included set of cards showing different block towers, children replicate each pattern with their own manipulatives while attempting identify...
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Phonemic Alliteration Lesson Plan

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd Standards
Old MacDonald had a ... dragon? A shared reading of this funny take on the classic children's song engages beginning readers as they learn about phonemes and alliteration.
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Folk and Fairy Tale Readers: The Ugly Duckling

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd Standards
Engage young readers to explore classic fairy tales with their very own copy of "The Ugly Duckling." With clear illustrations and an easy-to-follow repetitive structure, this printable book is perfect for developing the reading skills of...
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Minibook: Goldilocks and the Three Bears- A Retelling of the Traditional Tale

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd Standards
Put a new spin on the classic fairy tale "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" with this printable book. Offering an easy-to-follow repetitive story structure with simple one and two syllable words, this is an excellent resource for...
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"Troika" From Lt. Kije Suite by Sergei Prokofiev

For Students 5th - 6th
In this classical music appreciation worksheet, students listen to a recording of "Troika" from Lt. Kije Suiteby Sergei Prokofiev. Students read about the composer and the structure of the piece. Students answer 5 questions and then...
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The Nutcracker by Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

For Students 4th - 5th
In this classical music appreciation learning exercise, students listen to a recording of The Nutcracker Suite by Tchaikovsky. Students read about the composer and the structure of the piece. Students answer 5 questions and complete a...
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Goldilocks and the Three Bears

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students analyze classic children's stories by creating story maps.  In this children's literature lesson, students read Goldilocks and the Three Bears, and practice retelling the story with picture cards that need to be put into the...
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A Reading Guide to A Wrinkle in Time

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Accompany a reading of Madeleine L'Engle's classic tale, A Wrinkle in Time, with a detailed guide equipped with 15 informative and useful chapters. Scholars discover who the author is, why she wrote the book, and crucial story elements...
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The Three Little Pigs

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students analyze storytelling by reading a classic children's tale.  In this reading comprehension lesson, students read The Three Little Pigs, discuss their predictions and practice using the vocabulary from the story.  Students create...
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"Golliwog's Cakewalk" by Claude Debussy

For Students 3rd - 4th
For this music appreciation worksheet, learners listen to "Golliwog's Cakewalk" from Children's Corner Suite by Claude Debussy. Students read about the composer and the piece and answer 5 questions.
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You Are What You Eat

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Youngsters listen to the story of Gregory the Terrible Eater and write a similar story using the same pattern. In the new book, Herman is requested to eat things that are nouns. They must supply the correct part of speech for the class...
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Folk and Fairy Tale Readers: The Little Red Hen

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd Standards
Engage young learners in reading classic folk tales with this printable version of The Little Red Hen. The simple language and repetitive structure of the story make it perfect for children working on developing their fluency. Two...
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Mitten Mania

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Youngsters listen to the classic Jan Brett book, The Mitten, then gain strength in utilizing listening skills, developing vocabulary, practicing sequencing events, and expressing themselves through movement and art projects. This rich...
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Introduction Lesson to the Book Where the Red Fern Grows

For Teachers 4th - 6th
An excellent lesson plan on the classic book, Where the Red Fern Grows. Learners view the W. Wilson Rawls website and engage in a series of activities generated by the website. They write in their reflective journals, watch a video, and...
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The Tale of Peter Rabbit

For Teachers K - 1st
Wow! Here is a most-impressive series of lessons and activities that revolve around the classic story, The Tale of Peter Rabbit. The purpose of the lessons are to provide an agricultural theme in the reading, writing, and science...
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Little Women

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
The March sisters (Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy) have delighted readers for more 100 years—and they continue gaining young fans every day. An eBook of the classic novel, Little Women, provides a more modern look, but it does so without taking...
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Ramona Activity Booklet reading comprehension

For Teachers 2nd - 5th Standards
Add a some variety to a reading of Beverly Cleary's Ramona series with this collection of fun worksheets and activities. From a basic reading comprehension crossword puzzle to a quiz that determines which character students are most...
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Folk and Fairy Tale Readers: The Gingerbread Man

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd Standards
Present young readers with the gift of literature by giving them this printable version of the classic fairy tale "The Gingerbread Man". Including clear illustrations and a repetitive structure, this story will engage and support...
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Folk and Fairy Tale Readers: The City Mouse and the Country Mouse

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd Standards
Support the growth of your emergent readers with this printable version of the classic fable "The City Mouse and the Country Mouse." Including supporting illustrations and simple dialogue, this story is perfect for developing the fluency...