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.

Doreen Rappaport
Lesson plans and teaching ideas for Freedom River and other books.

Yo! Yes!
To develop reading comprehension, emergent readers use picture cues in comic books and in Yo! Yes! by Chris Raschka.

Ellen Raskin
Lesson plans and teaching resources for The Westing Game .

Peggy Rathman
Lesson plans for Ruby the Copycat , Officer Buckle and Gloria , Good Night, Gorilla , and other books by Peggy (Margaret) Rathmann.

Wilson Rawls
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.

Virals and Seizure by Kathy Reichs
Discussion questions and follow-up activities for both books. This 2-page document requires Adobe Reader for access.

PaperQuake by Kathryn Reiss. Adobe Reader required for these resources.

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.

Jan Reynolds
Discussion questions, vocabulary, teacher's guides, interviews, ideas for literature circles and reader response, more.

Ish by Peter H. Reynolds
Summary, analysis, and 5 sets of discussion questions based on different aspects of the story.