Elementary Literature Teacher Resources

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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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Matilda Lesson Plans

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
A collection all about Roald Dahl's novel, Matilda, contains eleven lessons. Each lesson contains a theme and covers a different subject: literacy, social-emotional learning, science, and geography. Scholars work collaboratively and...
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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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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
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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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
Students 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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Daily Writing from Self Selected Reading

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders practice their reading comprehension by analyzing stories they read in class. For this children's literature lesson, 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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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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Identifying Themes in Children's Literature

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Identifying themes in literature is the focus of the language arts lesson plan presented here. Learners read short pieces of fiction and practice the skill of identifying the themes present in each one. The bulk of the lesson consists of...
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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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Teaching Economics Using Children's Literature: The Giving Tree

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Shel Silverstein's The Giving Tree is a great way to cover multiple concepts in an elementary school classroom. Throughout this lesson, they learn about economic principles such as scarcity and goods, science principles like renewable...
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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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Children's Literature Meets Learning Theories

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students examine learning theories and principles through children's literature. In groups, they select theories and create multimedia presentations exemplifying them. Students discuss the various themes related to human growth,...