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Book Board Trying to prep for all those reading groups? Join us as we exchange teaching ideas, discussion questions, and related activities for the books we use! Post a book title you need ideas for! source


Novel Unit - Dear Mr. Henshaw - These are activities to use when teach the novel Dear Mr. Henshaw source

Novel Unit - Charlotte's Web - These are acitvities that you can use when teaching Charlotte's Web. source

Novel Unit - Frindle - These are activities to use when teaching the novel Frindle. source

Novel Unit - Sign of the Beaver - These are activities you can use when teaching the novel The Sign of The Beaver. source

Novel Unit - Maniac Magee - A collection of activities to use with the novel Maniac Magee. source

Novel Unit - Westing Game - These are activities you can use when teaching the Westing Game. source

Novel Unit - Holes - This is a collection of idea that you can use when teaching the novel Holes. source

Novel Unit - James and The Giant Peach - James is an orphan who lives with his mean aunts. James was given a bag of magic that was suppose to make his life wonderful. He accidentally spills the magic and a giant peach grows. Use some of these engaging activities when reading James and the Giant Peach. source

Reading Response Journals or Notebooks - Many of us would like to use the reading response model but need some advice to get started. Here's the best of the best telling us how they do it in their classroom! source

Novel Unit - Chocolate Unit - Whether you're reading The Chocolate Fever, The Chocolate Touch, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, or just looking for chocolate themed ideas, then this is the collection for you. source

Novel Unit - Hatchet - Hatchet is a book about the survival challenges a boy faces after the bush plane he's traveling in crashes. Brian, the main character, has to learn how to survive, how to find food, etc, but also has to deal with his emotions and attitude toward his situation and learns how his attitude affects the chances of his survival. source

Novel Unit - Because of Winn Dixie - This is a collection of activities to use when teaching Because of Winn Dixie. source

Literature Circles - Here are some ideas for implementing literature circles in your classroom. source

Novel Unit - Bud, Not Buddy - Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis takes place during the depression. Bud is an orphan and goes to try and find his father. His suitcase and its possesions are the most important thing to him. This is one of my favorite novel units and here are some activities to go along with it. source

Novel Unit - Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes - Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes is a true story about a little girl who lived in Japan when the US dopped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. Below are some activities to go along with this story or a unit on Japan. source

Novel Unit - Sarah Plain and Tall - Sarah Plain and Tall is a short novel about a family without a mother. The father writes an advertisement to find a wife and mother. Here are some activities to use when reading this novel. source

Novel Unit - How To Eat Fried Worms - This is a funny book by Thomas Rockwell. Billy accepts a bet that he can eat fifteen worms in fifteen days. The agreement is that Billy can prepare the worms any way he wishes. Try some of these fun activities with your students. source

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Books that Promote Girl Power - Tons of books that may be of high interest to girls. These are grouped together by age source

Booktalks - Quick and Simple - Looking for a good book? This site has them along with a brief summary of each source

Childrens Literature Web Guide - Book reviews and book awards. Internet resources related to books for children and young adults source

Encouraging The Young Reader - Grades 3-6 - A dozen activities from the America Reads Challenge. Although intended for parents, these ideas can be easily adapted for classroom use source

Fairrosa Cyber Library of Childrens Literature - Links to authors- illustrators and articles about childrens literature source

Grow-A-Reader Book List - Designed for students ages 11-12 this site discusses what children this age need in a book and provides a book list as well source

GT-World Reading Lists - Have gifted students or advanced readers in your class? This site lists good literature for advanced readers of all ages source

History of Childrens Literature - Begin a study of classical childrens literature at this information rich site (advanced research interest) source

Literacy & Technology - This site lists many links for integrating literature and technology in the areas of education, computer, media, reference, and virtual field trips source

Literature for Grades 4-8 - A fantastic resource that gives you a list of great literature to use with your students source

Madame Esmes Read-Aloud Resuscitation - A list of forty-nine books and their authors to read aloud with intermediate students source

National Center for Family Literacy - Search this site for the latest in research and policy reform efforts source

Newberry Books - Complete listing of all books to ever win this award. Grouped together by decade, each book has a brief summary that accompanies it source

Suggested Reading List - A list of books organized according to age level from birth through grade six source

Thirteen Exciting Reading Activities for Children - Thirteen ways to connect children to books that are intended to introduce readers to the joys of literature and hook them on books source

Why & How I Teach with Historical Fiction - This article not only explains why the author uses historical fiction, but provides some sample lessons also source

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