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.

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Otis Early Learning Printables

Friendship Theme

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