Teaching with Books

Lesson plans, booktalks, and discussion guides for teaching with the best children's books

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Teacher Book Wizard Beta: Kevin O'Hare, Woodbrige, NJ, reading a book

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Book-Based Lessons for Your Class
The Hunger Games Trilogy Teaching Resources

This comprehensive resource page includes videos, booktalks, discussion guides, activities, and information about the author.

MORE IDEAS FOR SHARING BOOKS IN YOUR CLASSROOM

  • About the Books
  • About Suzanne Collins
  • Discussion Guide
  • If You Like The Hunger Games, Check Out These Books

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    Booktalks
    Diary of a Wimpy Kid
    Diary of a Wimpy Kid
    by Jeff Kinney
    Grades 3–5

    The hazards of growing up before you're ready are uniquely revealed through words and drawings as sixth-grader Greg Heffley records them in his diary.


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    Discussion Guides
    A Journey to the New World
    A Journey to the New World
    by Kathryn Lasky
    Grades 3–5

    Find out what it was like to be a twelve-year-old girl coming to America on the Mayflower in 1620.
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    Book-Based Lesson Plans
    Milly and the Macy's Parade
    Milly and the Macy's Parade
    by Shana Corey
    Grades K–2

    Share this charming holiday book inspired by the true story behind the first Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in 1924.
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    Activities for Students
    The First Thanksgiving
    The First Thanksgiving

    Explore the lives of the Pilgrims and Wampanoag and take a virtual tour of the Mayflower with the interactive activity.
    Story Starters
    Story Starters

    Generate a creative writing prompt and pick one of four formats to print finished stories.
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    Books Come Alive Give your students an inspiring, enriching, and fun reading experience by using audiovisual adaptations of picture books in your classroom. These unique videos motivate beginning, struggling, reluctant, and limited English language proficient readers to want to read.
    Giving Thanks: A Native American Good Morning Message
    Giving Thanks: A Native American Good Morning Message
    by Chief Jake Swamp
    Grades PreK–4

    A traditional message based on the belief that the natural world is precious.
    Doctor De Soto
    Doctor De Soto
    by William Steig
    Grades K–4

    A hungry fox with a toothache begs a mouse dentist to relieve his pain in this modern-day fable.
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