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Literature

Help young readers appreciate literature! Reading all genres of books helps students expand their vocabulary as well as their knowledge of history and world cultures!

With these teacher's guides, printables, activities, galleries, and lessons. You'll find resources on all types of literature, such as fiction, nonfiction, drama, and poetry, and many genres of each, including multicultural, fables, myths, science-fiction, historical fiction, and sonnets.

Galleries

Poetry Lessons & Activities: Gallery of Worksheets (Grades K-2)
Poetry Lessons & Activities: Gallery of Worksheets (Grades 6-8)
Poetry Lessons & Worksheets: Gallery of Activities (Grades 3-5)
Poetry Lessons & Worksheets: Gallery of Activities (Grades 9-12)
Top 20 Literature Graphic Organizers Gallery
More Literature Galleries

Digital Books

Gallery of DK Digital Books for Life Science
Gallery of DK Digital Books for Earth Science
Gallery of DK Digital Books for Social Studies

Printable Activities (K-1)

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Activities Booklet
A Letter to a Friendly Monster
Favorite Foods
Family Finger Plays
Last Day Blues Student Poem for Teacher
More Kindergarten Literature Printables
More 1st Grade Literature Printables

Printable Activities (2-3)

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Activities Booklet
The Parts of a Letter
James and the Giant Peach Teacher's Resource Pack
Charlotte's Web Quiz
Sensory Poems
More 2nd Grade Literature Printables
More 3rd Grade Literature Printables

Printable Activities (4-5)

Who Am I? – Character Description
Types of Poetry
Writing a Character Sketch
Letter Writing
Acrostic Poem: Earth Day
More 4th Grade Literature Printables
More 5th Grade Literature Printables

Printable Activities (6-8)

"The Monkey's Paw" Short Story & Activities
Who Am I? – Character Description
Scoring Rubric: Poetry
"The Raven" Poem & Activities
Scoring Rubric: Research Report/Paper
More 6th Grade Literature Printables
More 7th Grade Literature Printables
More 8th Grade Literature Printables

Printable Activities (9-12)

"The Monkey's Paw" Short Story & Activities
"The Raven" Poem & Activities
The Great Gatsby Vocabulary Lists & Quizzes
Discussion Questions for Any Book
Scoring Rubric: Literary Analysis/Interpretation
More 9th Grade Literature Printables
More 10th Grade Literature Printables
More 11th Grade Literature Printables
More 12th Grade Literature Printables

Lesson Plans (K-5)

Journal Writing
"The Grasshopper and the Owl": A Fable by Aesop
Metaphor Unit Poems
Recycled Poetry
Charlotte's Web Persuasive Letter
More Literature Lesson Plans (K-5)

Lesson Plans (6-12)

Journal Writing
Metaphor Unit Poems
Billie Holiday's Song "Strange Fruit"
"The Fox and the Goat": A Lesson on Aesop's Fable
Recycled Poetry
More Literature Lesson Plans (6-12)

References

Poetry Terms Glossary
Character Traits
Interview with Jose Garcia Villa
Literary Glossary
Jerry Spinelli on Milkweed
More Literature References

Social Studies Connections

1920's Written and Oral Report Ideas
Coretta Scott King Award Winners
From the Great Wall to a Great Inclusive Classroom
Famous Storytellers
Greek and Roman Gods
More Literature & Social Studies Resources

Science Connections

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Activities Booklet
Animal Farm Literature Guide
Island of the Blue Dolphins Activities
"The Fox and the Goat": A Lesson on Aesop's Fable
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
More Literature & Science Resources

Art Connections

Top 10 Books by Eric Carle
Make a Giving Tree
Chris Van Allsburg, Author & Illustrator: Guides to His Books
Story Quilts
The Dot Classroom Activities Guide
More Literature & Art Resources

Music Connections

"The Black Cat" Play & Activities
Present a Skit
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Defining Jazz Music
Patriotic Poems and Songs
More Literature & Music Resources

Primary Literature Guides

Rapunzel Literature Guide
The World of Rosemary Wells
Jean Fritz's American History Books
Stellaluna
More Teacher Guides to Primary Literature

Intermediate Literature Guides

Charlotte's Web
The Boy Who Saved Baseball
James and the Giant Peach
Grossology
More Teacher Guides to Intermediate & Middle Literature

Secondary Literature Guides

The Crucible
The Scarlet Letter
The Pearl
Running Loose
More Teacher Guides to Secondary Literature

Multicultural Literature

African Folk Tales: Background Information
Lon Po Po Enrichment Activities
The Land and Other Books by Mildred D. Taylor
The Keeping Quilt
Activities for African Folk Tales
More Multicultural Literature Resources

Shakespeare

Romeo and Juliet
King Lear
The Taming of the Shrew
The Tempest
Macbeth
More Shakespeare Resources for Teachers

Nonfiction

Research Paper: How to Write a Bibliography
Sample Essay Outlines
Popular Biography Printables for Grades K-5
Letter-Writing Lessons & Tips
Reflective Journals
More Nonfiction

Folk Tales

Reading Warm-Up 96 for Gr. 1 & 2: Fairy Tales and Folklore
Jumanji Teacher's Guide
St. Patty's Day Quiz
My Favorite Fairy Tale
Reading Warm-Up 94 for Gr. 5 & 6: Fairy Tales and Folklore
More Popular Folk Tales

War Stories

Milkweed
My Brother Sam Is Dead
Across Five Aprils Discussion Guide
"In Flanders Fields"
The Red Badge of Courage
More War Stories

Science-Fiction

1984
Among the Hidden Teacher's Guide
The 5th Wave Discussion Guide
Fahrenheit 451 Teacher's Guide
Frankenstein Teacher's Guide
More Science Fiction

Fantasy Fiction

Harry Potter Resources and Activities
Maniac Magee Literature Guide
Matilda Common Core Lesson Plans
Frindle Teacher's Guide
The Chronicles of Narnia Classroom Activity Guide
More Fantasy Fiction

Detective, Mystery, & Adventure Fiction

Teacher's Guide to Cam Jansen Mysteries
Reading Warm-Up 144 for Gr. 3 & 4: Mystery/Suspense/Adventure
Roald Dahl Month: September
Miss Nelson is Missing
The Ghost in the Tokaido Inn -- Chapters Three and Four
More Detective, Mystery, & Adventure Fiction

Historical Fiction

The Crucible
Number the Stars
Number the Stars Character Jeopardy
Once Discussion Guide
The Wright Brothers: Historical Fiction Reading Warm-Up
More Historical Fiction

Harry Potter

Script Writing Handout
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Book Covers
Hogwarts Quiz (Advanced)
Harry Potter Timeline Activity
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Book Covers
More Harry Potter Resources

Poetry

Poetry Terms Glossary
Poetry Lessons & Activities: Gallery of Worksheets (Grades K-2)
"The Raven" Poem & Activities
The Odyssey
Sample Metaphor Poems
More Poetry

Fables

Aesop's "Grasshopper and Owl"
Rapunzel Literature Guide
Aesop's "The Fox and the Goat"
Aesop's "The Donkey and the Dog"
Goldilocks and the Three Hares
More Fables

Literature-Themed Graphic Organizers

Main Idea and Supporting Details Web
Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How
Beginning, Middle, and End
Story Map Graphic Organizer
Three Paragraph Main Idea and Details Chart
Cause and Effect
Four Column Chart
More Literature Graphic Organizers

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