Eve Bunting, Fly Away Home , Terrible Things , more
Lesson plans and teaching ideas

| Biography and Background | | Dandelions | | A Day's Work | | Fly Away Home | | How Many Days to America? | | Jin Woo | | The Memory String | | Smoky Night | | SOS Titanic | | St. Patrick's Day in the Morning | | Terrible Things: an Allegory of the Holocaust | | Train to Somewhere | | The Wall | | Wednesday Surprise |

Biography and Background

Eve Bunting
Biography from Wikipedia.

Eve Bunting
Ideas for an author study.

A Video Interview with Eve Bunting
Links to short video interviews.

Dandelions

Dandelions
Summary, discussion points, and suggestions for learning activities.

Dandelions
Students compare modern houses with sod houses. Includes craft activity.

A Day's Work

A Day's Work
Students note details as they read. Includes text-dependent questions, vocabulary words, a writing task, and additional learning activities. Word processor required for access.

A Picture is Worth … A Thousand Different Stories: Using Visual Media to Engage the Imagination and Enhance Skills for Analyzing and Synthesizing Information
This extensive unit includes uses A Day's Work to determine theme in Lesson Plan Four.

Fly Away Home

Fly Away Home by Eve Bunting
Summary, discussion questions, activities, and related books.

How Many Days to America?

How Many Days to America?
As a post-reading activity, students explore their own family's background.

Jin Woo

Jin Woo
Suggestion for a post-reading letter-writing activity.

The Memory String

Creating Family Timelines: Graphing Family Memories and Significant Events
Students participate in read-alouds and discussions about memories and family. After this exploration, students brainstorm questions to ask family members in order to learn more about important and/or memorable family events. Once students determine a list of questions, they interview family members, taking notes on the events and giving each a positive or negative rating. Using their interview notes, students create a graphic family timeline which includes illustrations or photographs.

The Memory String
Suggestion for a post-reading activity.

Smoky Night

Peace Poems and Picasso Doves: Literature, Art, Technology, and Poetry
This writing activity would work well with Smoky Night .

SOS Titanic

SOS Titanic . Adobe Reader required for these resources.

St. Patrick's Day in the Morning

St. Patrick's Day in the Morning
Scroll down for the language arts lesson, including vocabulary and punctuation.

Terrible Things: an Allegory of the Holocaust

Click here : these lesson plans are on a separate page.

Train to Somewhere

Train to Somewhere
Ideas for postreading research.

The Wall

The Wall
Discussion questions and follow-up activities.

The Wednesday Surprise

The Wednesday Surprise
Ideas for a follow-up activity.



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