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The Little Mermaid Part Three

For Students 2nd - 6th Standards
Listen to the final part of a three-part audiobook featuring Hans Christian Andersen's fairytale "The Little Mermaid." Intrigued listeners hear the conclusion to the little mermaid's choice of living an immortal life under the sea or...
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The Little Mermaid Part Two

For Students 2nd - 6th Standards
Continue Hans Christian Andersen's story of "The Little Mermaid" with the second part of a three-part audiobook. A captivating narrator takes listeners along the little mermaid's path to becoming a human after falling in love with a...
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The Little Mermaid Part One

For Students 2nd - 6th Standards
Enjoy an engaging reading of Hans Christian Andersen's "The Little Mermaid" with a three-part audiobook. The first part of the emotional tale takes listeners under the sea to follow the little mermaid's journey above water to explore the...
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The World of Ramona

For Teachers 2nd - 6th Standards
Bring the fun and whimsy of Beverly Cleary into your classroom with a teaching guide created to accompany the Ramona series. The guide offers several ideas for classroom use, including independent reading, reading aloud, and literature...
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Ralph S. Mouse by Beverly Cleary

For Students 2nd - 6th Standards
Take an in-depth look into Beverly Cleary's story, Ralph S. Mouse, with a 10-question worksheet that focuses on story elements. Scholars describe the main character, point of view, conflict resolution, and more! Then, conclude with a...
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Theme Poems: Using the Five Senses

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
Introduce shape poems with help from the book Flicker Flash by Joan Bransfield Graham. Pupils discuss and describe what a shape poem is and how it is made prior to drafting an example poem. Once budding poets are ready, pupils compose...
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A Bear of a Poem: Composing and Performing Found Poetry

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Scholars work collaboratively to compose a found poem from one of their favorite stories. With a finished product in hand, class members form a circle and perform their work for an audience by taking turns reciting one line till the poem...
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National Reading Month

For Teachers Pre-K - 6th Standards
Keep young readers accountable with a self-directed reading schedule! Learners write down their reading goals in a blank calendar and make a goal for the entire month as well. 
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The Story of The Three Little Pigs

For Students K - 5th Standards
Bring the 1904 version of the classic kid's tale, The Story of the Three Little Pigs to your young readers. With original drawings by L. Leslie Brooke, young reader take a step into a world where pigs can talk and a wolf is big and bad.
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Solomon Grundy Song: Days of The Week

For Students Pre-K - 2nd Standards
Solomon Grundy is friendly mouse going about his week in a music video that details his daily activities from Monday to Sunday. 
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The Hen That Laid Golden Eggs

For Students 2nd Standards
After reading a short fable about a man that killed his only hen because he thought she laid golden eggs, learners respond to 10 reading comprehension questions. Three of the questions have young readers explain their thinking and...
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The Shepherd Boy and the Wolf

For Students 2nd Standards
Reinforce reading comprehension while learning an important life lesson with a worksheet featuring the fable, The Shepherd Boy and the Wolf. Scholars read a one-page passage in order to answer 10 questions—seven multiple choice, three...
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The Crow and the Pitcher

For Students 2nd Standards
Ten questions make up a reading comprehension worksheet featuring the fable, The Crow and the Pitcher. Scholars read a brief passage about using one's wits when in a pinch, then prove their understanding of the story's details, events,...
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Every Thing On It Lessons and Activities

For Students 1st - 3rd Standards
Honor the great poet, Shel Silverstein with eighteen activities and lessons showcasing his collection of poems from the book, Every Thing On It. Activities challenge scholars to rhyme words, make inferences, recite a poem, and more! 
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The Lorax

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
Accompany a reading of The Lorax by Dr. Seuss and Tell Me, Tree by Gail Gibbons with an activity packet designed to bring awareness to nature, specifically trees. Scholars take to the outside, draw lines to create trees reminiscent of...
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Groundhog Day Songs and Poems

For Students Pre-K - 3rd Standards
This Groundhog Day add a bit of rhythm and rhyme with 23 songs and poems that put a spotlight on the holiday's shining star, the groundhog.  
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What Can Your Class Do?

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
Inspire scholars to do their part for planet Earth with a read-aloud of Dr. Seuss's The Lorax, and variety of activities designed to boost the environmental activist in us all. Activities include writing poems about the Earth, sorting...
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Oh! the Places You'll Go!

For Teachers Pre-K - 6th Standards
Honor Dr. Seuss on his birthday with a read aloud of the story Oh! the Places You'll Go! and a variety of activities that inspire scholars to dream of their future endeavors. Readers take part in conversations, research the life of...
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Hooray For Diffendoofer Day!

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
Eleven engaging activities make up a story guide that accompanies Dr. Seuss' Hooray For Diffendoofer Day! Scholars design a fictional classroom setting including scary face tests, writing job descriptions, adapting the book into a play,...
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The Lorax's Earth Day

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
Add a touch of Dr. Seuss whimsy to your Earth Day celebration with six pages consisting of Earth-friendly, inspiring, and engaging activities designed to enhance the beauty of your school campus and showcase the famous story, The Lorax. 
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10 Ideas for Teaching Black History Month

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
Celebrate Black History Month with the help of 10 ideas that delve deep into the history, major events, contributions, famous African Americans, and sheds light on how scholars today can take a proactive stance on current civil rights...
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Runaway Dreidel

For Teachers 1st - 5th Standards
Accompany a reading of the story, Runaway Dreidel! by Lesléa Newman with a variety of activities that encourage counting, map skills, experimenting, and writing. Scholars work collaboratively to play a dreidel game, create a map...
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The Story of the First Thanksgiving

For Students 2nd - 3rd Standards
After reading about the basics of the First Thanksgiving meal, young readers respond to 10 short answer and multiple choice questions. They refer directly to the passage to find their answers.
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Preparing for Guided Reading

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Differentiate reading instruction with the help of graphic organizers, worksheets, and assessments designed to create an organized base for successful small reading groups and growth among early readers.