Reading Activities, Projects, and Favorite Books

Suggested Summer Reading Lists  |  Books for Ages 9-12 | Books for Young Adults

Readong Is FUNdamental booklists
Children's Book Council booklists
If you like Harry Potter, ... good web sites


               Book:                           Author:                     Lesson Plans or More Biographies:
 

Adam of the Road Elizabeth Janet Gray Cyberguide Webquest Questions  
Amos Fortune 
study guides #1 and #2 
Elizabeth Yates Amos Fortune pp.2-52 Questions pp. 53-73 Questions pp. 74-108 Questions pp. 109-130
Questions pp. 130-145 Info Introduction  
Ben and Me Robert Lawson  Lesson Plan 
 Lesson Plan
 Lesson Plans  Scavenger Hunt

 Web Quest

Bridge to
Terabithia
 Katherine  Paterson

About the Author
Katherine Paterson Reading activities

Lessons

Study guide

Questions
Vocabulary and lessons

 Lesson Plans
Catherine Called Birdy Karen Cushman Activities
 Activities  Webquest Questions
More questions
The Cay Theodore Taylor

  Author page
 Teacher Guide  Lesson Plan

 

 Literature Unit  Activities
Dear Mr. Henshaw Beverly Cleary Teacher's Guide

Questions
 DMH Unit Activities

More Activities

Activities
The Door in the Wall  Marguerite De   Angeli
Teacher Guides
Activities
 Activities  Webquest Study Guide
Early Thunder  Jean Fritz  Jean Fritz  Jean Fritz
 
The Egypt Game  Zilpha Keatley
    Snyder
 Study Guide  Teacher Guide Activities Resource guide
The Fighting Ground  Avi biography of Avi Avi's Web page Activities Activities
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler  E.L. Konigsburg


 Lesson plans

 Lessons

 Scholastic 

 

Webquest- Mixed Up Files 30 Years Later Activities
The Giver  Lois Lowry   Lesson Plan Another 
Lesson Plan

Lessons

Random House Activities

Questions
The Golden Goblet  E. J. McGraw  Unit   Vocabulary  Extensions   
The Great Brain   John D.
  Fitzgerald
J. D. Fitzgerald Trivia Quiz  
Harriet the Spy  Louise Fitzhugh Teacher Guide  Literature 
   Unit
 
Trivia  
Holes  Louis Sachar   author
another author
Lesson Plan
Lessons
Questions
Activities
Overview
Lesson Plan
Study Guide
Hoot  Carl Hiaason Activities and
 Activities
Questions Persuasive Writing Lesson
How To Eat Fried Worms Thomas Rockwell Lessons and
Activities
Lesson Plans
Questions
Activity Guide
Lesson plans
 
The Illyrian Adventure Lloyd Alexander    
The Invisible Man H. G. Wells vocabulary    
Island of the Blue Dolphins Scott O'Dell  Activities

 Internet Hunt

Lesson Plan



Questions
Study Guide

Lesson Plan

Julie of the Wolves Jean Craighead George  author Study Guide and more from Carolyn Burleson Study Guide

Activities
Study Guide

Ideas

Julie's Wolf Pack Jean Craighead George author  Lesson Plan     
Lyddie Katherine Paterson  Lesson  Activities Lesson Activities
Mara,
Daughter of the Nile
E. J. McGraw Online quiz Conversations project    
My Brother Sam Is Dead  James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier   Questions Lesson Plan  
My Side of the Mountain Jean Craighead George Questions

More Questions

Word Wall
Activities

Activities
Study Guide

Discussion Guide

 

 Internet
   Hunt
 

Number the Stars
by
Lois Lowry 
 

 Official site
 and
 Biography
 Number the
    Stars


 Activities
Lesson plan

Another lesson plan

study guide and

discussion guide

Study Guide

Lessons

Phantom Tollbooth Norton Juster
Norton Juster

Norton Juster
Interactive version of this book
where you get to be Milo
Great Phantom Tollbooth novel study
from Canada
Activities
 Quiz
M
ore activities
Overview

Questions

Activities
The Printer's Apprentice Stephen Krensky   Questions    
Redwall
 
Brian Jacques  Fun stuff Lesson Plan  
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry  Mildred D. Taylor
 Internet Hunt
 

 Activities
Study Guide

Lesson plan

Sparks Notes Questions
Sign of the Beaver Elizabeth George Speare

Author bio
 Questions

 
Activities

Webquest
Webquest

Another lesson

Reasons to avoid using this book

More reasons
The Spell of the Sorcerer's Skull John Bellairs About the author About the book + quiz  
To Walk the Skypath Phyllis Reynolds Naylor author  
Trouble River Betsy Byars
Betsy Byars
 Author Bio  Questions

 

Lessons

 

 Literature
    Unit
Twenty-One Balloons William Pene
Du Bois
Webquest Krakatoa web sites  Activities

 Activities
Book Review
The View from Saturday
E.L. Konigsburg

  Lesson plan
 Activities
 Another lesson
   plan
 Lesson plan

 Study guide
 and more
 Activities
 

 Questions

 

War Comes to Willy Freeman James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier  Vocabulary  Article    
The Westing Game Ellen Raskin
biography
 
  Mysteries
 Activities
 Activities
Original manuscript The Westing Heirs Thinkquest
 
 
Witch of Blackbird Pond Elizabeth George Speare  Activities
Another
Lesson Plan
Lesson

 

Guide

A Wrinkle in Time

Madeleine L'Engle   Author Lesson Plans Questions  Lesson Plan 
 
 

Tall Tales sites:
Tall Tales - http://www.42explore.com/talltale.htm
Tall tales - how to write them - http://www.suzanne-williams.com/talltale.htm
     More ideas - Writing Tall Tales - Still more ideas
Tall Tales - from Germantown, PA
- http://www.ga.k12.pa.us/academics/ls/4/la/4r/talltale/ttintro.htm
Paul Bunyon  -
http://www.paulbunyantrail.com/talltale.html
Tall Tales - http://www.kathimitchell.com/read2.htm#Tall%20Tales
Stamps Project of Tall Tales - http://www.towson.edu/csme/mctp/StudentProjects/TallTales/TitlePage.html


Book Suggestions
(from other places)

Nancy Keane's Children's Literature Site

New York Public Library " On-Lion" for Kids

Westminster Schools book suggestions from Atlanta

Summer Reading Lists for you from all over the country


Folklore, Myths, and Legends found on the Internet at U Calgary

Songs and Poetry for Children from Calgary  

Children's Literature from Web English Teacher - listed by author

Classics for Young People from Calgary

Literature Learning Ladders

The Reading Corner - Mona Kerby

Reading Units by Gay Miller

Reading materials from a NH-based company - phonics and comprehension on DVDs and CDs -
    http://www.readingvideos.com/

 

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