Children's Literature Lesson Plans, Authors Sroda - Swope

Wings for the King by Anne Sroda
Students note details as they read. Includes text-dependent questions, vocabulary words, a writing task, and additional learning activities. Word processor required for access.

Vocabulary from Rebecca Stead's When You Reach Me
Words are presented in context and with definitions. Click on a word for pronunciation, examples of recent use, more.

William Steig
Lesson plans and activities for Brave Irene , Shrek , and other works.

Thesaurus Rex by Laya Steinberg
This teacher guide includes an author interview, pre-reading activity, discussion questions, and learning activities. Scroll down to find a word search puzzle. Access requires Adobe Reader or compatible application.

In Daddy's Arms I am Tall by Javaka Steptoe
Summary, prereading and comprehension questions, vocabulary, suggestions for use in literature circles, reader response and writing topics, ESL and interdisciplinary strategies.

The Jones Family Express by Javaka Steptoe
Reading, vocabulary, writing, and learning activities, phonics, and a reading log.

Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters
Lesson plans using the Cinderella story from Zimbabwe by John Steptoe.

A Classroom Guide to the Frankly, Frannie series by AJ Stern
Discussion questions, activities, and printables for 5 books in the series. This 16-page document requires Adobe Reader for access.

Carlos and the Skunk by Jan Romero Stevens
Students note details as they read. Includes text-dependent questions, vocabulary words, a culminating task, and additional learning activities. Word processor required for access.

Tops and Bottoms by Janet Stevens
Students note details as they read. Includes text-dependent questions, vocabulary words, a writing task, and additional learning activities. Word processor required for access.

Tops and Bottoms by Janet Stevens
Students will read and discuss the book and use it as a stepping stone to understanding character analysis, sequence of events, and main ideas and supporting details.

Tops and Bottoms by Janet Stevens
How might students use storyboards to demonstrate and to extend their learning? Check the resources here. Students work with vocabulary, character maps, comparing and contrasting, more. Note: Storyboard That helps sponsor this site.

Cook-A-Doodle-Do by Janet Stevens and Susan Stevens Crummel
Students note details as they read. Includes text-dependent questions, vocabulary words, a writing task, and additional learning activities. Word processor required for access.

So, You Want to be President? by Judith St. George
How might students use storyboards to demonstrate and to extend their learning? Check the resources here. Includes vocabulary, compare and contrast, more. Note: Storyboard That helps sponsor this site.

Close Encounters of a Third World Kind by Jennifer Stewart
This Teacher's Guide includes a pre-reading question, discussion questions, and ideas for interdisciplinary projects.

A video interview with R.L. Stine
Biography, bibliography, video clips, and transcript.

The Bee-Man of Orn by Frank Stockton
Summary and 4 sets of discussion questions based on different aspects of the story.

Almost Astronauts: 13 Women who Dared to Dream by Tanya Lee Stone
Summary, prereading and discussion questions, and crosscurricular projects.

The Story of Jumping Mouse by Hymeyohsts Storm
Students note details as they read. Includes text-dependent questions, vocabulary words, a culminating task, and additional learning activities. Word processor required for access.

Rainbow Joe and Me by Maria Diaz Strom
Summary, prereading and comprehension questions, vocabulary, suggestions for use in literature circles, reader response and writing topics, ESL and interdisciplinary strategies.

The Elizabeti books by Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen
This guide refers to the entire Elizabeti series, with special emphasis on Elizabeti's School . Summary, prereading and comprehension questions, vocabulary, suggestions for use in literature circles, reader response and writing topics, ESL and interdisciplinary strategies.

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

Golden Boy by Tara Sullivan
Summary, 10 discussion questions, post-reading activities. 2 pages; Adobe Reader required for access.

Mama Bear by Chyng Feng Sun
Questions with emphasis on economic concepts of saving, scarcity, and price.

Nate by Night by Jessica Swaim
This teacher guide includes discussion questions using Bloom's Taxonomy, and ideas for post-reading projects that address multiple intelligences. Scroll down for an activity involving sensory images.

Giving Thanks: A Native American Good Morning Message by Chief Jake Swamp
This teacher's guide includes background information, prereading questions, discussion questions and writing ideas, and interdisciplinary activities.

Teacher's Guide for Carmine: A Little More Red by Melissa Sweet
This teacher guide includes a pre-reading activity, discussion questions, and ideas for post-reading interdisciplinary projects.

Tupelo Rides the Rails by Melissa Sweet
This teachers guide includes discussion questions and ideas for postreading activities.

Whose Shoes?
Author Steve Swinburn reads his book in a short, downloadable video. Scroll down for a background essay and discussion questions.

The Araboolies of Liberty Street by Sam Swope
Summary and 2 sets of discussion questions based on different aspects of the book.

Gotta Go! Gotta Go! by Sam Swope
Summary, analysis, and 16 discussion questions.



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