Children's Literature Lesson Plans, Authors Falconer-Funke

Olivia by Ian Falconer
A variety of learning activities, including social studies, art, math, and language arts.

Feast for 10 by Cathryn Falwell
Four activities including following a recipe to make pumpkin pie and then writing about it, noticing rhyming words, and making art from cut paper. Adobe Reader required for access.

The Cat Who Liked Potato Soup by Terry Farish
Author interview, pre-reading questions, discussion guide, and ideas for post-reading activities.

My Brother Martin by Christine King Farris
Students note details as they read. Includes text-dependent questions, vocabulary words, a culminating task, and additional learning activities. Word processor required for access.

The Curious Adventures of the Abandoned Toys by Julian Fellowes
Summary and suggestions for activities. This 2-page document requires Adobe Reader or compatible application for access.

"The Making of a Scientist" by Richard Feynman
By reading and rereading the passage closely, and focusing their reading through a series of questions and discussion about the text, students will identify how and why Feynman started to look at the world through the eyes of a scientist. When combined with writing about the passage, students will discover how much they can learn from a memoir. Designed for grade 6. Word processor required.

When This World was New by D. H. Figueredo
Summary, prereading activities, vocabulary, discussion questions, ideas for literature circles, ESL and interdisciplinary strategies, and more.

Under the Lemon Moon by Edith Hope Fine
Summary, prereading activities, vocabulary, discussion questions, ideas for literature circles, ESL and interdisciplinary strategies, and more.

Galaxy Games by Greg Fishbone
10 discussion questions.

Greg Fishbone
Author interview, with emphasis on Galaxy Games .

Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh
Prereading, questions for discussion, crosscurricular activities, and vocabulary words.

A Diamond in the Desert by Kathryn Fitzmaurice
Discussion questions. This 2-page document requires Adobe Reader for access.

There by Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick
Summary, analysis, and 3 sets of discussion questions based on themes in the story.

Angus Lost by Marjorie Flack
Practice with the letter "D," different dog breeds, the color black, and visual discrimination (a "match-the-dogs" game). Includes suggestions for other activities. Adobe Reader required for access.

Ask Mr. Bear by Marjorie Flack
Practice with the letter "G" and with different animals and their sounds. Adobe Reader required for access.

Paul Fleischman
Lesson plans and activities for Bull Run , Seedfolks , and Whirligig .

Sid Fleischman
Lesson plans and activities for By the Great Horn Spoon!

Lunch! by Denise Fleming
This lesson begins on p. 52 (56th page of document). It includes a pre-reading poem and discussion, during-reading, and post-reading activities, extension activities, and a take-home activity. Adobe Reader required. This document is very large; let it load completely before you work with it.

Beast Feast by Douglas Florian
Prereading, discussion questions, followup activities, and related Web links. Access to this 2-page document requires Adobe Reader or compatible application.

Adrian Fogelin
The author's official site.

Crossing Jordan by Adrian Fogelin
In this unit students explore the changes that have taken place in their communities. Designed for 20 lessons over 6 weeks. Includes journal prompts, research, figurative language, suggestions for field trips and guest speakers, more. 12 pages; Adobe Reader required.

Environmental Alphabet
Using Alphabet City by Stephen T. Johnson and Q is for Duck by Michael Folsom and Mary Elting mentor texts, students take pictures of the alphabet in the environments of their classroom and home. They compile the photos into a book. Focuses on organization.

Seal Surfer by Michael Foreman
Students note details as they read. Includes text-dependent questions, vocabulary words, a culminating task, and additional learning activities. Word processor required for access.

Tanya's Reunion by Valerie Fournoy
Students note details as they read. Includes text-dependent questions, vocabulary words, a culminating task, and additional learning activities. Word processor required for access.

The Fox and the Crow
Everything you need: objectives, lesson plan, teaching strategies, worksheets, writing activities, games, and online versions of the story. These lessons are designed for hearing-impaired students and can also be used for students who have trouble reading.

Mem Fox
Lesson plans for Koala Lou, Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge , and other books.

Yesterday I had the Blues by Jeron Ashford Frame
Prereading, discussion questions, followup activities, and related Web links. Access to this 2-page document requires Adobe Reader or compatible application.

The Vocabulary Fashion Show
After reading Debra Frasier’s book Miss Alaineus: A Vocabulary Disaster , students write a script that describes a personified vocabulary word's stroll up and down the runway at a creative fashion show. Students will then team up with students who've scripted different vocabulary words, combine scripts, add transition words in between the "models," and perform their vocabulary fashion shows for the class.

Heather Vogel Frederick
Lesson plans for the Patience Goodspeed books.

Corduroy by Don Freeman
Lesson plans and activities for teaching this children's book.

Leah's Pony by Elizabeth Friedrich
Questions with emphasis on economic concepts of price, economic wants, scarcity, opportunity cost, and supply and demand.

Leah's Pony by Elizabeth Friedrich
Students note details as they read. Includes text-dependent questions, vocabulary words, a culminating task, and additional learning activities. Word processor required for access.

Leonardo's Horse by Jean Fritz
Students note details as they read. Includes text-dependent questions, vocabulary words, a culminating task, and additional learning activities. Word processor required for access.

Leonardo's Horse by Jean Fritz
This writing task includes prompt, graphic organizer, student handout, and a model essay. Emphasis is on providing evidence to support an inference. 6 pages; word processor required.

Let's Do Nothing by Tony Fucile
Summary, analysis, and 4 sets of discussion questions based on different themes in the story, including some questions related to mathematics (zero and negative numbers).

Cornelia Funke
Lesson plans for Dragon Rider , Inkheart , and other books.



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