Teacher Guides to Primary Literature

Boy reading

Select one of the titles below to view easy-to-use supplemental material that will assist students in enjoying and understanding fine literature. Help your young students (grades K-4) learn to appreciate literature in the classroom, a skill that will help them throughout school and their personal lives. From cheeky instructional works such as The Truth About Poop, to undeniable classics, like Make Way for Ducklings, these book guides will be a great help to you and your students. The lesson plans, printables, and extension activities included in these literature guides will help you structure your classroom discussion.

Fiction by Title A-H | I-M | N-S | T-Z
Nonfiction | Poetry

Guides to Fiction A-H

Guides to Fiction I-M

Guides to Fiction N-S


Guides to Fiction T-Z

Guides to Nonfiction

Guides to Poetry

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