Children's Literature Lesson Plans, Authors Waber-Weber

Bernard Waber
Lesson plans for Ira Sleeps Over and other books.

Vocabulary Magic
This lesson will take words that are unknown to students and teach students how to determine their meanings. Students will exhibit expanded vocabulary and sentence awareness by writing a story using new vocabulary words. This lesson uses the book Farmer Duck by Martin Waddell and includes handouts. It is designed for second grade.

Owl Babies by Martin Waddell
This lesson begins on p. 69 (73rd page of document). It includes pre-reading song, during-reading and post-reading suggestions and poem, and an extension activity that focuses on counting. Adobe Reader required. This document is very large; let it load completely before you work with it.

Loon Lake Fishing Derby by Kathleen Cook Waldron
Questions with emphasis on economic concepts of entrepreneur, producers, consumers, market, supply and demand, and natural resources.

Justin and the Best Biscuits in the World by Mildred Pitts Walker
Students note details as they read. Includes text-dependent questions, vocabulary words, a writing task, and additional learning activities. Word processor required for access.

Mariah Keeps Cool by Mildred Pitts Walker
Students note details as they read. Includes text-dependent questions, vocabulary words, a writing task, and additional learning activities. Word processor required for access.

Miss Switch Online by Barbara Brooks Wallace
This teacher's guide offers prediction questions, comprehension questions using Bloom's Taxonomy, and ideas for projects that address multiple intelligences.

Blackwater Swamp by Bill Wallace
A variety of activities to support the novel.

Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh
This lesson begins on p. 54 (58th page of document). It includes pre-reading poems and discussion, during-reading, and post-reading art activities, extension activities including "snack mice" (cookies the children decorate), and a take-home activity. Adobe Reader required. This document is very large; let it load completely before you work with it.

Cookie's Week by Cindy Ward
Students learn about kittens, work with syllables and the days of the week, explore artist's craft, and write a letter to illustrator Tomie DePaola. Adobe Reader required for access.

The Seed and the Giant Saguaro by Jennifer Ward
After reading the book and discussing life in the desert, students write their own poems.

Way out in the Desert by T. J. Marsh and Jennifer Ward
This lesson begins on p. 73 (77th page of document). It includes pre-reading poems and discussion, during-reading, and post-reading questions, an extension activity, and printables related to counting. Adobe Reader required. This document is very large; let it load completely before you work with it.

The Fantastic Family Whipple
Learning activities that help students identify development of theme, explore point of view, and practice narrative writing. 3 pages; Adobe Reader required.

Justin and the Best Biscuits in the World by Mildred Pitts Walter
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.

Maria Keeps Cool by Mildred Pitts Walter
Students note details as they read. Includes text-dependent questions, vocabulary words, a culminating task, and additional learning activities. Word processor required for access.

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

Keepers by Jeri Handel Watts
Summary and background, prereading and comprehension questions, vocabulary, suggestions for use in literature circles, reader response and writing topics, ESL and interdisciplinary strategies.

Becoming Billie Holliday by Carole Boston Weatherford
Scroll to page 7 of this document to find a summary, 11 learning activities, and related titles. Adobe Reader required.

Befor John was a Jazz Giant: A Song of John Coltrane by Carole Boston Weatherford
Scroll to page 8 of this document to find a summary, 8 learning activities, and related titles. Adobe Reader required.

Juneteenth Jamboree by Carole Boston Weatherford
Summary, prereading and comprehension questions, vocabulary, suggestions for use in literature circles, reader responde and writing topics, ESL and interdisciplinary strategies.

Rattlesnake Mesa by EdNah New Rider Weber
18 discussion questions.



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