Category: Book Units

Woodsong Teaching Ideas

Woodsong

I’m a huge fan of the Hatchet Series by Gary Paulsen, so when he passed away I decided I wanted to do something special as a way of honoring him. I thought what better way can there be than to give teachers resources for one of his novels to use in the classroom? Since Woodsong …

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Stuart Little Teaching Activities

Stuart Little Teaching Activities

Are you looking for some fun and interesting Stuart Little teaching activities? You’ve come to the right place. Read the brief description. Grab a book unit sample. Finally, check out the activities. Stuart Little Summary Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Little of New York City have a son they name Stuart. He is normal in every …

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Two Degrees Novel Activities

Two Degrees Novel Study

Check out Two Degrees novel activities to get some ideas for your book unit study. These teaching resources are sure to be a hit with your middle school students. In his fantastic novel, Alan Gratz tells three stories dealing with disasters that could happen due to climate change.  Sierra Nevada, California Thirteen-year-old Akira Kristiansen goes horseback …

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The Christmas Pig Novel Activities

The Christmas Pig Novel Study

Check out The Christmas Pig novel activities to get some ideas for your book unit study. These teaching resources are sure to be a hit with your upper elementary students this holiday season. Jack awakens to the sounds of voices. The Things in his room have come alive. The Christmas Pig tells Jack that because …

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Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus

Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus

Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus is an incredible book about three middle school students who overcome many obstacles to “fit in.”   Thirteen-year-old Aven is an ordinary girl, almost. She was born without arms. Her loving stepparents encourage her to do everything on her own. When Aven is in kindergarten, she begins making …

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The Breadwinner Novel Teaching Ideas

The Breadwinner

If you haven’t read The Breadwinner novel, then you are in for a rare treat. This heartwarming story follows Parvana who lives in Afghanistan where the Taliban have recently taken over the country. They have taken away all women’s rights. Schools for girls are closed. Women lose their jobs. All females including teens must be accompanied …

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Hoot by Carl Hiaasen Activities

Hoot Novel Study

Read the touching and hilarious novel Hoot by Carl Hiaasen.  Roy Eberhardt teams with Beatrice and her brother, Mullet Fingers. They wish to stop Mother Paula’s All-American Pancake House Corporation from building a pancake house on a vacant lot. The lot has become home to a group of endangered burrowing owls. The three scheme to prevent the …

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