Children's Literature Lesson Plans, Authors Sacher-Seuss

Holes by Louis Sachar
Lesson ideas for this Newberry Award winner.

A Gift from Papa Diego by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
Summary, analysis, and 5 sets of discussion questions based on themes in the book.

Mae Jemison: Space Scientist by Gail Sakurai
Students note details as they read. Includes text-dependent questions, vocabulary words, a culminating task, and additional learning activities. Word processor required for access.

Mae Jemison: Space Scientist by Gail Sakurai
This writing task includes a prompt, graphic organizer, student handouts, and a model essay. Emphasis is on providing evidence to support an inference. 6 pages; word processor required for access.

The Bridge Dancers by Carol Saller
Students note details as they read. Includes text-dependent questions, vocabulary words, a culminating task, and additional learning activities. Word processor required for access.

Cendrillon by Robert D. San Souci
Students note details as they read. Includes text-dependent questions, vocabulary words, a writing task, and additional learning activities. Word processor required for access.

Isaac the Ice Cream Truck by Scott Santoro
Questions with emphasis on economic concepts of specialization, capital resources, economic wants, and goods and services.

Allen Say
Lesson plans and activities for Grandfather's Journey and other books by the Caldecott Award winner.

The Squiggle by Carole Lexa Schafer
Using the book as a mentor text, students plan and write a sentence that develops an idea. Includes student exemplars.

Davy Crockett Saves the World by Rosalynn Schanzer
Students note details as they read. Includes text-dependent questions, vocabulary words, a writing task, and additional learning activities. Word processor required for access.

Good Pet, Bad Pet by Elizabeth Schleichert
How might students use storyboards to demonstrate and to extend their learning? Check the resources here. Includes writing summaries, working with vocabulary, comparing and contrasting, working with evidence, more. Note: Storyboard That helps sponsor this site.

Gary D. Schmidt
Lesson plans and teaching resources for The Wednesday Wars and other books by Schmidt.

The Gingerbread Man by Karen Schmidt
Four activities: comparing Schmidt's story with Jan Brett's The Gingerbread Baby ; baking, decorating, and describing gingerbread cookies, and choosing a favorite cookie. These ideas can involve families. Adobe Reader required for access.

Nothing Ever Happens on 90th Street by Roni Schotter
Writing ideas, revision, practice with metaphors, vocabulary, more: lesson plans and teaching resources

Baby Flo by Alan Schroeder
This teacher's guide includes summary and background information, prereading questions, vocabulary, discussion questions, ideas for literature circles and reader response, writing activities, and strategies for ESL and interdisciplinary connections.

A Symphony of Whales by Steve Schuch
Students note details as they read. Includes text-dependent questions, vocabulary words, a culminating task, and additional learning activities. Word processor required for access.

Bea and Mr. Jones by Amy Schwartz
Comprehension questions with emphasis on economic concepts of trade-offs and opportunity cost.

Jon Scieszka
Lesson plans for The True Story of the Three Little Pigs and other books.

On Mother's Lap by Ann Herbert Scott
This lesson begins on p. 65 (69th page of document). It includes pre-reading song; pre-reading, during-reading and post-reading discussion; extension art activities, discussion, and poem; and a take-home note. Adobe Reader required. This document is very large; let it load completely before you work with it.

Abiyoyo , book by Pete Seeger
Teaching resources for this South African story.

The Cricket in Times Square by George Selden
Lesson plans and activities.

Maurice Sendak
Lesson plans and activities for Where The Wild Things Are .

Dr. Seuss Teaching Resources
A collection of sites related to Dr. Seuss.



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