May 102013
 

That is not a good idea

That is not a good idea

Mo Willems

One day, a very hungry fox meets a very plump goose.
A dinner invitation is offered.
Will dinner go as planned? Or do the dinner plans involve a secret ingredient . . . ?
(Don’t forget to listen to the baby geese!)
From the brilliant mind of Mo Willems comes a surprising lesson about listening to your inner gosling.

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Mar 102013
 

Lemony Snicket is the pen name of American novelist Daniel Handler. Snicket is the author of several children’s books, serving as the narrator of A Series of Unfortunate Events (his best-known work) and appearing as a character within the series.

Even reluctant readers find all of the books fun to read. They are told with such an offbeat sense of humour. The stories are mysterious, but they are soothing in that the plot is predictable, the writing is informal and the characters are very simple. Lemony Snicket has very cleverly titled his books using alliteration: There is a wonderful use of language, and the books are a pleasure to read aloud.

Incorporate the books into your classroom curriculum with these discussion questions, vocabulary activities, writing activities, character studies, and cross-curricular activities to supplement and enhance your teaching.  => http://bit.ly/14iVsUE

Jan 112011
 

Because of Winn-Dixie
by Kate DiCamillo

Kate DiCamillo’s debut novel wins a 2001 Newbery Honor and is a NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW Bestseller!
The summer Opal and her father, the preacher, move to Naomi, Florida, Opal goes into the Winn-Dixie supermarket–and comes out with a dog. A big, ugly, suffering dog with a sterling sense of humor. A dog she dubs Winn-Dixie. Because of Winn-Dixie, the preacher tells Opal ten things about her absent mother, one for each year Opal has been alive. Winn-Dixie is better at making friends than anyone Opal has ever known, and together they meet the local librarian, Miss Franny Block, who once fought off a bear with a copy of WAR AND PEACE. They meet Gloria Dump, who is nearly blind but sees with her heart, and Otis, an ex-con who sets the animals in his pet shop loose after hours, then lulls them with his guitar.

Opal spends all that sweet summer collecting stories about her new friends and thinking about her mother. But because of Winn-Dixie or perhaps because she has grown, Opal learns to let go, just a little, and that friendship–and forgiveness–can sneak up on you like a sudden summer storm.

Recalling the fiction of Harper Lee and Carson McCullers, here is a funny, poignant, and utterly genuine first novel from a major new talent.
An unforgettable first novel about coming of age one sweet summer–and learning to love what you have.

Book Club Discussion Questions

Activity sheet

Teacher’s Guide

Readers’ Club activities

Cause and effect lesson plan

Discussion Guide

Read an excerpt

Vocabulary lessons

Webquest for Because of Winn-Dixie

Create printable tests and worksheets from Because of Winn-Dixie questions

Writing encouragement for students

Activity Guide from Walden Media

Educator’s Guide

Information on topics related to the book

Book talks

Literature circle unit

Discussion questions

Character Education Lesson plan

Review and Discussion Questions

Figurative language lesson

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Aug 282010
 

Activities for Stone Soup

    Make Your Own Stone Soup

     Stone Soup: A Puppet Show
     Simple props and script for Stone Soup.

     Stone Soup Activities

    Making Stone Soup
     A lesson plan for grade 2 mathematics, English language arts, and computer technology skills.

     Stone Soup
     
     Ideas for teaching Stone Soup.

     Students will create a recipe and a shopping list.

Jan 032009
 

 

This year, we’ve created a revolutionary new design and filled it with more records than ever before. And the 2009 edition will have two gatefold spreads and over 20 pages of special records all with 3-D photos, which can be viewed with enclosed 3-D glasses!!

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more information

how to get the book for free

lesson plans and activities to go with the book

Sep 132008
 

13th September Roald Dahl Day

More about Roald Dahl  

 

Roald Dahl booklist

 

Lesson plans for specific books

 

Ideas for teachers
Click here - for some great ideas for your class.

Worksheets for Younger children
Click here for six worksheets to print out for 5-7 year-olds.

Worksheets for Older children
Click here for eight worksheets to print out for 8-12 year-olds.

Roald Dahl Quiz

Colour-in sheet

May 022008
 

[Via Publishers Weekly]

In Moving Day, the first book in Meg Cabot’s Allie Finkle’s Rules for Girls series, the title character offers numerous rules for every aspect of life, from “First Impressions Are Very Important,” to “You Can’t Let Your Family Move into a Haunted House.” However, the list of rules has expanded dramatically with Scholastic’s introduction of a dedicated Web site for Cabot’s series that, among other features, allows registered users to suggest their own rules, in Rules of the Month contests of various topics. In the two months since the site’s launch, more than 18,000 rules have been added to members’ personalized Rule Notebooks. The site also includes message boards, games, quizzes and other features.