Children's Literature Lesson Plans, Authors Lachner-Lewin

Angry words: What goes around comes around
A simple, concrete lesson to illustrate the power of anger to travel from one person to another and to linger in the environment even after the immediate emotion is gone. This lesson supports Andrew’s Angry Words by Dorothea Lachner and is designed for grades K-5.

Pepita Talks Twice/ by Ofelia Dumas Lachtman
Students note details as they read. Includes text-dependent questions, vocabulary words, a writing task, and additional learning activities. Word processor required for access.

Nina Laden
Lesson plans for teaching The Night I Followed the Dog , Private I. Guana , Romeow and Drooliet , and When Pigasso met Mootisse .

Worth by Alexandria LaFaye
This teacher guide offers pre-reading and prediction questions, discussion questions, and ideas for post-reading projects.

The Raft by Jim LaMarche
How might students use storyboards to demonstrate and to extend their learning? Check the resources here. Includes vocabulary, compare and contrast, character map, theme, more. Note: Storyboard That helps sponsor this site.

Seeing Earth From Space by Patricia Lauber
Students note details as they read. Includes text-dependent questions, vocabulary words, a writing task, and additional learning activities. Word processor required for access.

Summer of Fire by Patricia Lauber
Students note details as they read. Includes text-dependent questions, vocabulary words, a culminating task, and additional learning activities. Word processor required for access.

Christ Legends by Selma Lagerlöf
Online text of stories written by the first woman to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Hunger Moon by Sarah Lamstein
This teacher's guide offers an author interview, a pre-reading activity, a comprehension check, and discussion guide, and ideas for post-reading projects.

Giving Credit Where Credit Might Be Due
After reading Robert Lawson's Ben and Me , writers will be inspired to take themselves back into history and retell a famous event from an animal's or an object's point of view. Writers will thoroughly research their topic and brainstorm who or what could help their historical facts come alive. Through the use of believable "voice," students will convince their audience of how history actually happened. This lesson focuses on voice and organization.

Kathryn Lasky
Lesson plans and teaching resources for Dear America, Royal Diaries, and other books.

The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf
Summary, analysis, and 6 sets of discussion questions based on themes in the story.

Edward Lear
Biography, text of children's poems, and drawings.

Repeat After Us
Audio files of several poems by Edward Lear, including "The Owl and the Pussycat" Files are in alphabetical order by poet; scroll down.

The Big Lie by Isabella Leitner
Pre-reading activity, vocabulary, and activities by chapter to develop literacy skills.

Helen Lester
Lesson plans for Tacky the Penguin .

The Tree That Would Not Die by Ellen Levine
Phonics lessons and comprehension questions.

An Interview with Ellen Levine
A series of 6 video clips with emphasis on Henry's Freedom Box and The Tree that Would Not Die .

Gail Carson Levine
Lesson ideas for Ella Enchanted , more.

The Lions of Little Rock by Kristin Levine
Anticipation guide, discussion questions, brief author interview, and post-reading activities. This 2-page document requires Adobe Reader for access.

Balarama by Ted Lewin, Betsy Lewin
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.

Horse Song: The Naadam of Mongolia by Ted Lewin, Betsy Lewin
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.

Puffling Patrol by Ted Lewin, Betsy Lewin
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.



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