Jean Craighead George
Lesson plans for Julie of the Wolves and other books

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Author Biography

Jean Craighead George
Author's home page.

Jean Craighead George
Brief biography.

Julie of the Wolves

Honoring Alaska's Indigenous Literature
This review of the book discusses several inaccuracies in George's depiction of native culture.

Julie of the Wolves
Study Guide, requires Adobe Reader.

Julie of the Wolves
Prereading activities, including analysis of survival skills and predicting. During-reading activities, including a character analysis graphic organizer and questions at the end of sections. Postreading activities, including point of view, research, and role play. Adobe Reader required; 11 pages.

Julie of the Wolves
Students investigate the Arctic region and wolves.

Julie of the Wolves
Ideas for responding to reading using technology. Designed for fifth grade.

Julie of the Wolves Discussion Guide
A list of 30 questions organized by skill (comprehension & recall, higher level, literary elements, personal response). Designed for grades 6-8.

The Missing 'Gator of Gumbo Lumbo

The Missing 'Gator of Gumbo Limbo
This unit plan integrates language arts and technology skills. It is designed for 4th and 5th grade.

My Side of the Mountain

Living in the Wild
In this lesson, students will compare and contrast how the Prehistoric Americans lived off the land at Russell Cave in Alabama and how Sam Gribley from My Side of the Mountain lived off the land. This lesson plan is made possible through the ALEX and the U.S. National Park Service Partnership. Teachers in other locations may wish to substitute information about aboriginal inhabitants of their region.

The Tarantula in my Purse

The Tarantula in my Purse
Activities developing ELA skills and an appreciation of animals: discussion, a skit, research, analysis, and a persuasive presentation. Adobe Reader required for access.

There's an Owl in the Shower
Activities developing ELA skills and an appreciation of complex issues: students predict, research, write and illustrate haiku, analyze, debate, and write a test. Adobe Reader required for access. Activities for this book begin on the second page.