Jerdine Nolen, Thunder Rose and other books
Lesson plans and teaching resources

Jerdine Nolen
The author's official website.

Balloon Farm
Guide to support the Disney film based on Hervey Potter's Balloon Farm . Addresses standards in ELA, history, economics, and geography. Includes vocabulary words, discussion questions, and learning activities to accompany viewing the 90-minute movie. (Many of these will be useful even without the movie.) 4 pages; Adobe Reader required.

Hewitt Anderson's Great Big Life
Students note details as they read. Includes text-dependent questions, vocabulary words, a writing task, and additional learning activities. Word processor required for access.

Pitching in for Eubie
Students learn about spending and saving money in the context of this story and as it might relate to their own lives. 5 pages; Adobe Reader required for access.

This 6+1 writing traits lesson focuses on organization and word choice. Students write a letter explaining what it is like to take care of a pet or plant that they imagine.

Raising Dragons
Word skills, writing, elements of fantasy, more.

Thunder Rose
Writing, context clues, vocabulary, tall tales, and learning activities to support skill development.