Tap into students' obsession with playthings (especially around the holidays) with a peek inside David Shannon's story about a boy's love of toys.
MORE IDEAS FOR SHARING BOOKS IN YOUR CLASSROOM
On Christmas Eve
by Ann M. Martin
Eight-year-old Tess is convinced this is the year she will finally meet Santa, and experience Christmas magic.
The Christmas Blizzard
by Helen Ketterman
This story is a wonderful choice for a holiday read-aloud, or as inspiration for older children who are learning to write their own tall tales.
Additional Discussion Guides
by Jan Brett
This classic book can be used to teach sequencing, predicting, and how to retell a story.
Additional Book-Based Lesson Plans
Students generate a creative writing prompt and pick one of four formats to print their finished story.
Authors Patricia and Fredrick McKissack help young writers bring historical figures to life.