Children's Literature Lesson Plans, Authors Rand-Reynolds
A Pen Pal for Max
by Gloria Rand
Students note details as they read. Includes text-dependent questions, vocabulary words, a writing task, and other learning activities. Word processor required for access.
The Big Green Pocketbook
by Candice F. Ransom
Printable manipulatives, practice with the letter "L," and the color green, craft ideas. Adobe Reader required for access.
Lesson plans and teaching ideas for Freedom River and other books.
To develop reading comprehension, emergent readers use picture cues in comic books and in Yo! Yes! by Chris Raschka.
Lesson plans and teaching resources for The Westing Game .
Lesson plans for Ruby the Copycat , Officer Buckle and Gloria , Good Night, Gorilla , and other books by Peggy (Margaret) Rathmann.
Lesson plans and teaching ideas for Where the Red Fern Grows .
Dear Mrs. Parks
by Rosa Parks with Gregory Reed
Summary and background, prereading and comprehension questions, vocabulary, suggestions for use in literature circles, reader response and writing topics, ESL and interdisciplinary strategies. Access to this 8-page teacher guide requires Adobe Reader or compatible application.
"The Wind" by James Reeves
"The goal of this exemplar is to teach young students to read closely and critically in order to comprehend complex literary text. In this lesson sequence, the teacher uses a variety of strategies to actively engage students in searching for meaning in the figurative language and rich vocabulary of a poem. Students learn to test inferences against specific details of the text, to take three dimensional 'notes' and to use those notes to more deeply understand the meaning of the poem. Discussion and a short writing exercise help students to synthesize what they have learned." Designed for K-2. Word processor required for access.
The World According to Kaley
by Dian Curtis Regan
This teacher's guide includes a pre-reading question, 10 discussion questions, and suggestions for interdisciplinary post-reading projects.
by Kathy Reichs
Discussion questions and follow-up activities for both books. This 2-page document requires Adobe Reader for access.
by Kathryn Reiss. Adobe Reader required for these resources.
Background information, character list, vocabulary words.
Chapters 1-6 Worksheet
Students make predictions and work with context clues.
Chapters 7-13 Worksheet
Students make inferences, work with vocabulary words, and make predictions.
Theme Graphic Organizer
Students respond to 5 questions to determine theme.
Ambiguity Graphic Organizer
Given a list of events, students list different possible explanations. They also tell what they think probably happened.
Internal and External Conflict Graphic Organizer
Students describe various conflicts that Violet faces in the novel and explain whether they are internal or external. Then they note how she resolves them.
Whole-Novel Discussion and Activities
6 discussion questions and 3 post-reading activities.
Multiple Choice Test
The Stupendous Dodgeball Fiasco
by Janice Repka
After listening to The Stupendous Dodgeball Fiasco , students will create short stories about things which they'd like to change around their school. This lesson is designed for third grade.
H. A. Rey
Teaching strategies to use with the Curious George books.
Discussion questions, vocabulary, teacher's guides, interviews, ideas for literature circles and reader response, more.
by Peter H. Reynolds
Summary, analysis, and 5 sets of discussion questions based on different aspects of the story.