Echo Mountain by Lauren Wolk

Echo Mountain by Lauren Wolk

A novel study with discussion questions for the historical fiction middle grade novel Echo Mountain by Lauren Wolk.  A great book for studying the Great Depression, rural life, wilderness / survival stories, historical fiction, empathy and courage, and for social emotional learning (SEL)! Printable worksheets and student activities on Google Docs with provided sentence stems […]

Echo by Pam Munoz Ryan

Echo by Pam Munoz Ryan

A novel study with discussion questions for the historical fiction middle grade novel Echo by Pam Munoz Ryan.  A great book for studying World War 2 (WWII), muliple perspectives, music, historical fiction, empathy and courage, and for social emotional learning (SEL)! Printable worksheets and student activities on Google Docs with provided sentence stems to help students respond in paragraph form using […]

The Last Cuentista by Donna Barba Higuera

The Last Cuentista by Donna Barba Higuera

A novel study with discussion questions for the science fiction middle grade novel The Last Cuentista by Donna Barba Higuera.  A great book for studying the sci-fi genre, power, books and storytelling Printable worksheets and student activities on Google Docs with provided sentence stems to help students respond in paragraph form using text evidence. Options for dividing the book in […]

Refugee by Alan Gratz

Refugee by Alan Gratz

A novel study with discussion questions for the historical fiction middle grade novel Refugee by Alan Gratz.  A great book for studying refugees, oppression, dictators/dictatorships, empathy and courage, and for social emotional learning (SEL)! Printable worksheets and student activities on Google Docs with provided sentence stems to help students respond in paragraph form using text evidence. If your students struggle to […]

A Night Divided by Jennifer A. Nielsen

A Night Divided by Jennifer A Nielsen

A novel study with discussion questions for the historical fiction middle grade novel A Night Divided by Jennifer A. Nielsen.  A great book for studying Cold War, East/West Germany, Berlin Wall, historical fiction, empathy and courage, and for social emotional learning (SEL)! Printable worksheets and student activities on Google Docs with provided sentence stems to help students respond in paragraph form […]

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore and Matt Tavares

'Twas the Night Before Christmas by Matt Tavares

A guided reading or interactive read aloud lesson plan for the fiction mentor text picture book ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore and illustrated by Matt Tavares or Account of a Visit From St. Nicholas.  Great for Christmas, poetry, and figurative language study! Google Slides presentation and student activities on Google Docs. […]

The Treasure Box by Dave Keane

The Treasure Box by Dave Keane

A guided reading or interactive read aloud lesson plan for the realistic fiction mentor text picture book The Treasure Box by Dave Keane and Rahele Jomepour Bell.  Great for dealing with tragedy, family and dealing with the grief of a loss of a family member! Google Slides presentation and student activities on Google Docs. Lessons […]

Brave Dave by Giles Andreae

Brave Dave by Giles Andreae

A guided reading or interactive read aloud lesson plan for the fiction mentor text picture book Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae and Guy Parker-Rees.  Great for accepting your uniqueness and social emotional learning (SEL)! Google Slides presentation and student activities on Google Docs. Lessons and activities focus on: The lesson plans include: DOWNLOAD THE […]

Somewhere in the Bayou by Jarrett Pumphrey and Jerome Pumphrey

Somewhere in the Bayou by Jarrett Pumphrey and Jerome Pumphrey

A guided reading or interactive read aloud lesson plan for the fiction mentor text picture book Somewhere in the Bayou by Jarrett Pumphrey and Jerome Pumphrey. An excellent book for studying animals, cause and effect, and fables. Google Slides presentation and student activities on Google Docs. Lessons and activities focus on: The lesson plans include: […]

The Three Billy Goats Gruff by Mac Barnett

The Three Billy Goats Gruff by Mac Barnett

A guided reading or interactive read aloud lesson plan for the fairytale mentor text picture book The Three Billy Goats Gruff by Mac Barnett. An excellent book for fairy tale studies. Google Slides presentation and student activities on Google Docs. Lessons and activities focus on: The lesson plans include: DOWNLOAD THE LESSON PLAN AND ACTIVITIES