|The Indian in the Cupboard E-Notes Lesson Plan, book by Lynne Reid Banks
Day-by-day teaching plans, study questions, vocabulary worksheets, end of book activities and discussion questions, and a teacher's answer key. Also available: literature eNotes and all Viewpoints eNotes.
Lesson plans and activities for teaching Tuck Everlasting, designed for grades 4-9.
Miss Hickory by Carolyn Sherwin Bailey
Four activities to develop literacy skills.
Lesson plans and activities for Chasing Vermeer, more.
Official web site of the author of When Sophie Gets Angry, The Paper Crane, Ten, Nine, Eight, and other books.
Living Sunlight by Molly Bang
Teacher's guide and worksheets for K-5.
Ten, Nine, Eight by Molly Bang
Students practice counting, work with adjectives, write the letter "T," and practice working with tempura paint. Adobe Reader required for access.
Saturday at the New You by Barbara E. Barber
Summary, prereading and comprehension questions, vocabulary, suggestions for use in literature circles, reader responde and writing topics, ESL and interdisciplinary strategies. Access to this 6-page teacher guide requires Adobe Reader or compatible application.
The author's presentation at the 2008 National Book Festival.
Little Nino's Pizzeria by Karen Barbour
Questions with emphasis on economic concepts of entrepreneur, producers, consumers, and profit.
No Mirrors in my Nana's House by Ysaye M. Barnwell
Teaching resources include a video of the story being read aloud and additional activities. The video runs 6:25 and includes Sweet Honey in the Rock singing the song. The video resides at YouTube. The additional activities require Adobe Reader for access.
Lesson plans and activities for teaching Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.
Dear Deer by Gene Barretta
This handout is designed for use before and after viewing a video, but it would also serve before and after a teacher reading the book aloud to the class.
History Fix: Now and Then
This lesson focuses on Now and Ben by Gene Barretta and emphasizes critical thinking (compare/contrast) and writing skills.
J. M. Barrie
Lesson plans and teaching resources for Peter Pan.
T. A. Barron
Lesson plans for The Hero's Trail.
Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson
Lesson plans for Peter and the Starcatchers.
L. Frank Baum
Lesson plans, vocabulary words, and activities for teaching The Wizard of Oz stories.
Lesson plans for Backwater, Hope was Here, Squashed, others.
Marion Dane Bauer
Lesson plans and teaching ideas for On My Honor, more.
The Witch's Daughter by Nina Bawden
Activities to accompany reading. A link at the top leads to printable study guide questions organized by chapter.
Lesson plans and teaching ideas for The Desert is Theirs and other books.
Not Norman: A Goldfish Story by Kelly Bennett
Pre-reading and discussion questions, ideas for post-reading activities.
The Berenstain Bears
Lesson plans and activities to accompany several books from the Berenstain Bears series.
An interview with Holly Black
A series of 14 short videos in which the author discusses both the Spiderwick series and The Good Neighbors series.
Arthur Spiderwick’s Field Guide to the Fantastical World Around You by Holly Black and Tony DiTerlizzi
Three activities: students write a field guide based on imaginary creatures; they determine the difference between real and imaginary creatures; and they decode anagrams. Includes printable handouts. Adobe Reader required; 10 pages.
A Character Life Box
Through research and study of Shakespearean England, student pairs get to know about the life of a character in the book Shakespeare Stealer by Gary Blackwood. Students collect props and clues to create a “life box” and a poem about their character. Using props adds a visual and physical dimension to their learning while using words engages mental facilities, making this a whole brain activity. Students must communicate their clues and interpret others clues to reveal character’s identities.
A Splendid Friend, Indeed by Suzanne Bloom
The author reads her book in a 3-minute video. Scroll down for background information and discussion questions.
Ideas for teaching Freckle Juice and other works by Judy Blume.
The A+ Custodian by Louise Borden
This reading group guide includes discussion questions and ideas for postreading activities.
Young Samurai: The Way of the Warrior by Chris Bradford
Summary, prereading question, discussion questions, and ideas for postreading activities.
Lesson ideas for The Mitten and other books.
Follow the links to short video interviews with the author/illustrator of Clifford, the Big Red Dog.
Clifford's Class Trip
During this lesson students learn new vocabulary words through an enjoyable children's book. Students use knowledge of the new words to create a slideshow and original story. This lesson targets the words agree, curious, and rescue. The author points out that the same lesson strategy could work with other books containing unfamiliar vocabulary.
Carol Ryrie Brink
Lesson plans for Caddie Woodlawn.
Benny's Pennies by Pat Brisson
Students will listen to the book Benny's Pennies and demonstrate their ability to count pennies, understand proper sequence and rewrite a story.
Benny's Pennies by Pat Brisson
Comprehension questions with emphasis on economic concepts of goods and services, trade and money, and consumers.
Lesson plans and teaching ideas for The Moves Make the Man and other books.
Lesson plans for Flat Stanley.
Lesson plans for the Arthur books.
Margaret Wise Brown
Lesson plans to accompany Goodnight, Moon, The Important Book, more.
The World that Jack Built by Ruth Brown
Summary, talking points, activities, and related titles.
Priscilla and the Hollyhocks by Anne Broyles
This Google Lit Trip requires Google Earth for access.
Lesson plans for The Journal of Jesse Smoke, Crazy Horses's Vision, more.
Student writers will listen to three vivid scenes from The Unusual Suspects by Michael Buckley, sketching the imagery the scenes create for them. Students will then create their own sketch-inspiring piece of writing, and they will share it with a classmate, so they can see how it gets sketched by a listener.
Lesson plans for Dandelion, Fly Away Home, more.
Ida Early Comes Over the Mountain by Robert Burch
Summary, discussion points, activities, and related titles.
Frances Hodgson Burnett
Ideas for teaching The Secret Garden and Little Lord Fauntleroy.
Lesson plans for The Incredible Journey.
Several ideas for an author study.
Activities for Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel by Virginia Lee Burton
Seven printable extension activities involving writing and art.
Katy and the Big Snow by Virginia Lee Burton
Questions with emphasis on economic concepts of goods and services, capital resources, and productivity.
One Cool Friend by Toni Buzzeo
Four printable activity pages. This guide requires Adobe Reader for access.
Ideas for teaching Summer of the Swan, The Pinballs, Keeper of the Swan and other works.