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1,448 reviewed resources for writing children's literature

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Fairy and Folk Tale Museum

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students create tales about items that might belong to fairy tale characters. The items and writings are displayed in a class-created museum for parents to visit and observe.
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The True Story of the Three Little Pigs

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students explore expressive reading. In this literature lesson plan, students read the book The True Story of the Three Little Pigs and interpret key themes. Students perform a different version of the text.
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Different! Diverse! Dynamic! What Do Stories Share?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students compare and contrast the stories, "Leo, the Late Bloomer," and "Thank You, Mr. Falker." They develop a Venn diagram, and write and illustrate the central theme of the stories.
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What do Stories Share?

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students examine the philanthropic themes of two books. In this moral values and writing instructional activity, students complete a Venn diagram comparing the books Leo, the Late Bloomer and Thank You, Mr. Falker. The students discuss...
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Language Arts: Twinning At-Risk Students

For Teachers 3rd - 10th
Students at-risk in high school and primary grades pair up to read and write together. They create books modeled after authors and illustrators. They hold a parents' day to display their completed books.
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My Garden

For Teachers K
Students read "My Garden" along with the teacher. They listen and read the story on the computer. They write a sentence with descriptive language and illustrate it using stamps on the computer. They print their work and share it with the...
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ESL - Thematic Unit Plan

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Learners read a variety of poetry books together in small groups. They examine Haiku poetry and share their favorites. They write their own Haiku either individually in a pair. They read and discuss limericks and work on writing their own.
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A Journey To Japan Through Poetry

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders gain an appreciation for writing, analyzing, reading and listening to poetry, viewing poems as a motivation for studying Japanese culture and tradition. They study and create their own haiku and tanka poems with illustrations.
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Let's Learn to Summarize!

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students comprehend what they read by practicing writing summaries on reading materials. Several stories are read and the students write summaries on them in their own words. They fill out a checklist for comprehension.
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The Little Prince

For Students 5th - 6th
In this reading for comprehension worksheet, learners read a French fantasy passage and write answers to comprehension questions, identify parts of speech, analyze characters, sequence events, and use references to discover additional...
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Creatures of Character

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders choose a character trait and create an imaginary creature that exhibited that trait. After the illustration is completed, 4th graders write a description of the character including specific examples of how the creature...
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"Angel Child, Dragon Child"

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students read and analyze the book "Angel Child, Dragon Child" by Michele Maria Surat. They chart the main story elements on a graphic organizer, and write three sentences about themselves and draw a self-portrait. Students then create...
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César Chávez: Migrant Farm Workers and Their Leader

For Teachers 6th - 8th
During the first week of instruction, middle schoolers research biographies on Cesar Chavez and make a pictorial collage of his life. For the second and third week, they maintain a seven-day diary of a farmworker and write a poem. For...
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Grow, Grow, Grow

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students listen to literature selection, describe life cycle of silkworm, discuss what they know about growth in living things, observe silkworms for one week and record observations in science journals, and review stages of growth.
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A Lesson: Going Buggy, an Insect Research Report

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students research facts about insects and design reports based on the research. They worked in pairs to write an essay, complete a life cycle diagram and design a report cover.
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Chicka-Chicka-Boom-Boom

For Teachers K - 1st
Learners review the "ch" digraph in this lesson. Students identify words that have the "ch" sound, and practice writing the digraph. Learners then listen to the story "Chicka-Chicka-Boom-Boom" and identify the words in the book with the...
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My Brother Sam is Dead: A study of the Revolutionary War

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders complete an analysis of the Revolutionary War through literature. After "My Brother Sam Is Dead," students create a time capsule containing items that would be relevant during the Revolutionary War. They identify key...
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Teaching ESL with Music

For Teachers Pre-K - 5th
Learners sing songs related to literature to enhance vocabulary.  In this music for English Language Learners lesson, students sing and act out songs using that mirror the vocabulary in books they are reading.  Learners match words and...
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The Village and the Stars

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders discuss early school memories. They assess hopes and aspirations in greater detail and discover the importance of education as one of the shapes of our 'selves'. They observe parents' reactions to children growing up...
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Willie and Friends: Overcomers in the Land Stories by Faith Ringgold

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students use puppets and plays to examine the role of African Americans throughout history. After being read a story by a puppet, they respond to each one in writing. Individually, they write a story about a place they have wanted to...
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The Cay: Creatures of the Coral Reef

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students make a connection between science and literature. After reading the first five chapters of the novel The Cay, they describe the physical characteristics of a coral reef, as well as describe and distinguish between the many...
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Johnny Tremain/Boston Tea Party

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders understand chronological order of events. In this Boston Tea Party lesson, 5th graders compare the events surrounding the Boston Tea Party to current times. Students learn vocabulary and customs of the revolutionary times....
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Simile Stories

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders view song lyrics and identify similes in the song text.  In this similes lesson, 4th graders define and identify similes on a worksheet.  Students write their own similes using various adjectives.
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"Fantastic Mr. Fox" Lesson Plans

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
With "Fantastic Mr. Fox" lesson plans students can learn about foxes and read some great literature.