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Teaching Otis by Loren Long

Otis by Loren Long

Use the picture book Otis by Loren Long to support young students' literacy. The story can be a springboard for talking about friendship and teaching students about farm animals. After reading the book aloud with your class, extend learning with engaging activities for art, music, science, and language arts.

Millions of adults and children read Otis on October 3, 2013. Learn more about Read for the Record at http://www.wegivebooks.org/readfortherecord. You can read Otis aloud to your class for free at We Give Books.

Otis Literature Guides

A printable reading guide for Otis will help you develop children's early literacy skills and vocabulary in English or Spanish.

Jumpstart's Read for the Record Activities

Teaching Farms & Farm Animals

Otis Early Learning Printables

Friendship Theme

Highlights

Children's Choice Book Awards
We love books! Encourage students to vote for their favorite children's book, author, and illustrator of the year at Funbrain and Poptropica. Teens can make their picks too. Read the complete list of nominated books, as well as related activities, and get voting!

Videos
Do your students love videos? We have a growing collection of videos (including related activities) for holidays and events, including: Earth Day, women's history, Memorial Day, Independence Day, slavery & the Civil War, U.S. Presidents, handwashing awareness, the Common Core, and American History. Enjoy!

April Calendar of Events
April is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Library Week (4/12-18), Volunteer Week (4/12-18), Poison Prevention Week (4/15-21), Earth Day (4/22), Tell a Story Day (4/27), International Jazz Day (4/30). Plus, celebrate Deaf History Month (3/15-4/15), Mathematics Education Month, National Poetry Month, and Youth Sports Safety Month!

Teaching with Comics: Galactic Hot Dogs
Reach reluctant readers and English-language learners with comics! Our original teaching guides to the Galactic Hot Dogs comic series (chapters 1-4 and 5-8), as found on Funbrain.com, will take students on a cosmic adventure while engaging their creative minds. Plus, find even more activities for teaching with comics, featuring many other classic stories.

Poptropica Teaching Guides
Poptropica is one of the Internet's most popular sites for kids—and now it's available as an app for the iPad! It's not just a place to play games; each of the islands featured on the site provides a learning opportunity. Check out our teaching guides to four of Poptropica's islands: 24 Carrot Island, Time Tangled Island, Mystery Train Island, and Mythology Island.

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