The Secret of Sarah Revere by Anne Rinaldi Reading Guide

The Secret of Sarah Revere by Anne Rinaldi Reading Guide

Books: Lesson Plans and Activities ShareBring History Alive Through Literature! Experience The American Revolution through the eyes of a young girl right in the middle of the action. Facts and events about the revolution are woven in throughout the novel. One of the most interesting aspects of the book...
Jul 11, 2018 No Comments
Catherine, Called Birdy Book Lessons and Activities

Catherine, Called Birdy Book Lessons and Activities

Books: Lesson Plans and Activities ShareUsing Historical Fiction to Learn About the Middle Ages Go back in time to the middle ages and get a glimpse of what life was like for young women. Reading this book with our Tweens Girls Book Club evoked many spirited discussions about women’s rights, the...
Jul 10, 2018 No Comments
A Long Way from Chicago: A Great Book for Reluctant Readers

A Long Way from Chicago: A Great Book for Reluctant Readers

Children's Books ShareAnother excellent book for reluctant readers. A Long Way from Chicago by Richard Peck is written as a series of vignettes that are funny snapshots of life in rural America during the depression. The humor, simple language and short story format make this book...
Jul 09, 2018 No Comments
Connecting to Ancient Egypt Through Books

Connecting to Ancient Egypt Through Books

Books: Lesson Plans and Activities ShareAncient Egypt seems to hold an enduring fascination for many children. Perhaps because it seems so exotic, it is usually easy to get the kids excited about learning about ancient civilizations. Stories are a wonderful way to bring faraway places closer. The...
Jul 08, 2018 No Comments
Go on The Phantom Tollbooth Journey

Go on The Phantom Tollbooth Journey

Books: Lesson Plans and Activities ShareWhen I was growing up The Phantom Tollbooth was one of my favorite books. I could relate to the doldrums of boredom and the idea of being magically transported to a land with wacky characters and delectable words was enchanting. Reading the book with my daughter...
Jul 07, 2018 No Comments
The Secret Garden Teacher Resources Lessons and Activities

The Secret Garden Teacher Resources Lessons and Activities

Books: Lesson Plans and Activities ShareInvite children into the magical world of books by reading The Secret Garden. One year I formed a Girls Book Club for Tweens and I asked them what theme they would like for our book selection. They all agreed they would like to read books with female heroes and...
Jul 06, 2018 No Comments
Sideways Stories from Wayside School Literature Unit

Sideways Stories from Wayside School Literature Unit

Books: Lesson Plans and Activities ShareCultivating a love of reading in children is one of our life goals, both as parents and educators. This can be quite challenging with the community we work with. Many children on the autism spectrum prefer to read only non-fiction books and the children with...
Jul 04, 2018 No Comments
Ivy and Bean: What’s the Big Idea? Lessons and Activities

Ivy and Bean: What’s the Big Idea? Lessons and Activities

Books: Lesson Plans and Activities ShareChildren know what’s truly important. They value animals, both exotic and familiar. They want to have trees to hug and climb on, fresh air to breathe. The book Ivy and Bean; What’s the Big Idea highlights that natural inclination that children have to...
Jul 04, 2018 No Comments
The Indian and the Cupboard Lesson and Activities

The Indian and the Cupboard Lesson and Activities

Books: Lesson Plans and Activities ShareWhen Omri’s big brother has no birthday present for him, he gives Omri an old wooden medicine cabinet he’s found. The cabinet doesn’t seem like much of a present to nine-year-old Omri, until he deposits inside it another present he receives for...
Jul 03, 2018 No Comments
Social Skills Lessons From How to Be Human a Diary of an Autistic Girl

Social Skills Lessons From How to Be Human a Diary of an Autistic Girl

Autism ShareI can’t believe how long it has taken me to write this post. After all, I wrote the teacher’s curriculum for Social Skills Lessons From How to Be Human: Diary of an Autistic Girl years ago. In that time, the author of the book, Georgia (AKA Florida...
Jul 02, 2018 2 Comments
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