Children's Literature Lesson Plans, Authors Dahl-Durango

Roald Dahl
Lesson plans and teaching ideas for Matilda , James and the Giant Peach , The BFG , Charlie and the Chocolate Factory , and other stories.

Bears on Hemlock Mountain by Alice Dalgliesh
Summary, background information, and 9 supporting activities.

First Day Jitters by Julie Danneberg
Online oral language and research learning activities dealing with making friends.

Paula Danziger
Lesson plans and ideas for Amber Brown is not a Crayon .

Making Predictions
This lesson will use the trade book, Balto, the Dog Who Saved Nome by Margaret Davidson, to teach making predictions. Students will also learn the true story of Balto and create their own fictional story of Balto.

Balto, the Dog Who Saved Nome by Margaret Davidson
Students note details as they read. Includes text-dependent questions, vocabulary words, a culminating task, and additional learning activities. Word processor required for access.

Jacqueline Davies
Lesson plans for The Lemonade War , more.

The Door in the Wall Marguerite de Angeli
Summary and 2 extension activities.

Sebatian's Roller Skates by Joan de Deu Prats
Teaching resources include a video of the story being read aloud (6:53) and a printable activity guide , including discussion questions, research topics, and related links. The video is downloadable and resides at YouTube; the additional activities require Adobe Reader for access.

Line Drive by Tanya West Dean
Students note details as they read. Includes text-dependent questions, vocabulary words, a culminating task, and additional learning activities. Word processor required for access.

Two Ways to Count to Ten: A Liberian Folk Tale retold by Ruby Dee
Given a cause, students describe an implied effect. Lesson includes background information, vocabulary. Follow the tab to downloadable student worksheet. Designed for grade 3.

Agatha's Feather Bed: Not Just Another Wild Goose Story by Carmen Agra Deedy
Questions emphasizing economic concepts of natural resources, goods and services, economic wants, productive resources, capital resources, and human resources.

Donovan's Word Jar by Monalisa DeGross
Students note details as they read. Includes text-dependent questions, vocabulary words, a culminating task, and additional learning activities. Word processor required for access.

How Far Do You Love Me? by Lulu Delacre
This teacher's guide includes summary and background information, prereading questions, vocabulary, discussion questions, ideas for literature circles and reader response, writing activities, strategies for ESL/ELL and interdisciplinary connections.

The Night of San Juan by Lulu Delacre
Students note details as they read. Includes text-dependent questions, vocabulary words, a culminating task, and additional learning activities. Word processor required for access.

From an Ugly Caterpillar to a Beautiful Butterfly!
This is a kindergarten reading lesson using a character analysis Think-sheet (included). Kindergartners will discuss characters, plot, and setting of a story. This lesson uses the book Charlie the Caterpillar by Dom Deluise.

One Grain of Rice by Demi
Questions emphasizing economic concepts of scarcity, economic wants, producers, price, and supply and demand.

One Grain of Rice by Demi
Students note details as they read. Includes text-dependent questions, vocabulary words, a culminating task, and additional learning activities. Word processor required for access.

Find a Pattern Using Children's Literature
After reading One Grain of Rice: A Mathematical Folktale by Demi, students use the problem solving strategy of "find a pattern" to predict the number of grains of rice Rani will receive after 30 days. Students use a spreadsheet to illustrate data from the story.

Giving Voice to History
During World War II, the U.S. government ordered more than 120,000 Japanese Americans to detainment camps—the only reason given: being Japanese American. Drawing upon research and analyzing a variety of sources—including the historical novel The Journal of Ben Uchida by Barry Denenberg, firsthand accounts, government documents, and select portions of the Bill of Rights to the U.S. Constitution—students will write dramatic monologues that testify to some of the injustices of this period.

Tomie DePaola
Lesson plans for Legend of the Indian Paint Brush , more.

The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Lesson plans and teaching resources.

Crispin: the Pig Who Had it All by Ted Dewan
Comprehension questions emphasizing economic concepts of economic wants, goods and services, and scarcity.

Llama, Llama by Anna Dewdney
Learning activities, printables, lesson plans, and other teaching resources.

Kate DiCamillo
Lesson plans and activities for The Tiger Rising , Because of Winn-Dixie , and The Tale of Despereaux .

Erin Dionne
Lesson plans and teaching resources for Models Don't Eat Chocolate Cookies , Notes from an Accidental Band Geek , and The Total Tragedy of a Girl Named Hamlet .

Grandpa's Corner Store by Dyanne DiSalvo-Ryan
Questions with emphasis on economic concepts of interdependence, human resources, producers, consumers, market, goods and services, and specialization.

Arthur Spiderwick’s Field Guide to the Fantastical World Around You by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black
Three activities: students write a field guide based on imaginary creatures; they determine the difference between real and imaginary creatures; and they decode anagrams. Includes printable handouts. Adobe Reader required; 10 pages.

Sees Behind Trees by Michael Dorris
Lesson plans including comprehension questions, vocabulary practice, writing tasks.

Arthur Dorros
Lesson plans for Abuela , Isla .

Farmer McPeepers and His Missing Milk Cows by Katy S. Duffield
Prediction and comprehension questions, ideas for post-reading activities that address multiple intelligences.

A Busy Day at the Factory by Philippe Dupasquier
Comprehension questions with emphasis on economic concepts of productivity, capital resources, specialization, and human resources.

Cha Cha Chimps by Julia Durango
Pre-reading and discussion questions, ideas for post-reading activities.

Under the Mambo Moon by Julia Durango
Author interview, pre-reading question, 15 discussion questions, a graphic organizer for types of music, and activities for poetry, drama, art, and history.



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