Reading Activities, Projects, and Favorite Books

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

ALSC booklists
Children's Book Council booklists


                   Book:           Author:     Lesson Plans or More Biographies:
 

Adam of the Road Elizabeth Janet Gray Lesson 1
Lesson 2
Webquest Flash Cards  
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 Who Was? Introduction  
Ben and Me Robert Lawson  Lesson Plan
 
 Lesson Plan  Scavenger Hunt

 Web Quest

Bridge to
Terabithia
 Katherine  Paterson

About the Author
Katherine Paterson


Lessons

Reading Activities

Study guide

Questions
Vocabulary

 Lesson
 Plans
Catherine Called Birdy Karen Cushman Activities and
Lesson Plans
 Activities  Webquest Questions
The Cay Theodore Taylor
 
Theodore
Taylor
 
 Teacher Guide  Lesson Plan

 

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

Questions
  Lesson
  Plan

Activities

Activities
The Door in the Wall  Marguerite
  DeAngeli

Teacher Guides and
Activities
 Activities  Lesson Plans Lesson Plans
Early Thunder  Jean Fritz  Jean Fritz  Jean Fritz Flash Cards
 
The Egypt Game  Zilpha 
 Keatley
 Snyder
 Study Guide  Teacher Guide Activities Vocabulary
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 

 Activities 

Mixed Up Files explained Activities
The Giver  Lois Lowry  Lesson Plan  
  Lesson
   Plan

  Lessons

 Activities
Questions
The Golden Goblet  E. J. McGraw  Lesson Plan   Vocabulary  Extensions   
The Great Brain   John D.
  Fitzgerald
J. D. Fitzgerald Trivia Quiz Lesson Plans  
Harriet the Spy  Louise Fitzhugh Teacher Guide  Literature 
   Unit
 
Trivia  
Holes    Louis
  Sachar
  author
   and
  author
   Questions  
Activities


 
Overview
Hoot  Carl Hiaason Activities Questions Persuasive Writing Lesson and
Lesson
How To Eat Fried Worms  Thomas
 Rockwell
 Lessons
  and

 Activities
  Questions   Activities   Activities 
The Illyrian Adventure  Lloyd
 Alexander
  Lloyd Alexander Study Pack  
The Invisible Man H. G. Wells vocabulary
1-6  
7-10
vocabulary
11-18  19-22
vocabulary
 23+
Lesson
 Plan  
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


     Lesson
   Plans
Study Guide

Activities

Study Guide

 

Julie's Wolf Pack Jean Craighead George   author   Lesson
  Plan
 
  Lesson
   Plan
 
Lyddie Katherine Paterson  Lesson  Activities Lesson

Activities
Activities
Mara,
Daughter of the Nile
E. J. McGraw Online quiz Conversations project  
My Brother Sam Is Dead  James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier   Lesson
  Plan
 
 Questions Lesson Plan  
My Side of the Mountain Jean Craighead George Questions

Word Wall
Activities

Activities
Study Guide

Study Guide

 Internet
  
Hunt
 

Number the Stars


 

 
Lois Lowry
 and
 
Biography
 Number the Stars

 Activities
Lesson plan

Another lesson plan

study guide and

discussion guide

Study Guide

 

Phantom Tollbooth
Norton Juster

Norton Juster
Interactive version of this book
where you get to be Milo
Overview Activities

 Quiz
More


Questions

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

 Activities
Study Guide

Lesson plan

Sparks Notes Questions
The Spell of the Sorcerer's Skull John Bellairs   Outline       
To Walk the Skypath Phyllis Reynolds Naylor author      Lesson
  
Plan
 
 
Trouble River Betsy Byars
 Author  Literature
   
Unit
  Lesson
   Plan
 
 Flash Cards 
Twenty-One Balloons William Pene
Du Bois
 Overview    Krakatoa
 web sites
 Webquest Book Review
The View from Saturday


E.L. Konigsburg

 Lesson plan

 Activities



 Lesson
  plan
 Activities
 

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

A Wrinkle in Time

Madeleine L'Engle and
Author
  Teacher
 resources
 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/tall-tale/
   More ideas - Writing Tall Tales - Still more ideas

Paul Bunyon  - https://www.paulbunyantrail.com/tall-tale//
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)

Children's Literature

Nancy Keane's Children's Literature Site

New York Public Library " On-Lion" for Kids

We Are Teachers - Books for all grade levels

K-12 Reading Lists

Classics for Young People from Calgary

Summer Reading Lists from all over the country


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

Songs and Poetry for Children from Calgary  

 

 

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February 21, 2021