Don Freeman
Lesson plans for Corduroy and Dandelion

Comparing & Contrasting Real & make-believe bears
Student pairs create a Venn Diagram in their Bear Research Journal listing things that are the same and different about real and make-believe bears. This lesson is designed for first grade.

A collection of teacher-generated ideas for working with the book.

These learning activities from Nancy Polette include writing, discussion, and singing.

New 10/2Corduroy
This lesson begins on p. 20 (24th page of document). It includes pre-reading activities, during-reading questions, and post-reading questions, extension activities, a take-home activity, and printable teddy bears. Adobe Reader required. This document is very large; let it load completely before you work with it.

A Journal for Corduroy: Responding to Literature
After listening to a story, students respond orally and in writing. Designed for grades K-2, this standards-based lesson includes resources, extensions, and assessment.

Discussion questions and a craft activity.

Earl the Squirrel
Summary, analysis, and 3 sets of discussion questions based on themes in the story. Free Trial offer

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