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Teaching Literacy and Life Lessons with Children's Literature

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Read & Learn -Literacy-School At Home
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trumpet of the swan, reader response pages, teaching resources, children's literature
my garden, children's literature, teaching reading, kevin henkes, learning to read, writing for beginners
Big Al, Andrew Clements, teacher resources, writing, reading, teacher printables, read aloud, write about reading
Paragraph of the week-learnng to write
fables, genre study, reader response pages, teaching resources, compare and contrast, literacy instruction, writing for third graders, moral in fables
Listen to Stories On YouTube

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Charlotte's Web _ Novel Study _ Book Com

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little red hen, kindergarten, first grade, real aloud, preschoolers, teaching reading, teaching resources, writing about books, beginning literacy, good books for kids
Frog and Toad, reader response pages, teaching resources, writing about books, beginner readers, days with frog and toad, frog and toad are friends, frog and toad all year
Frances Books -Children's Literature
The Giving Tree, Shel Silverstein, earth day, read aloud, reader response pages, teaching resources, graphic organizers, sequencing
James and the Giant Peach, Children's Literature, teaching resources, literacy instruction, literacy centers, homework, third grade, bookmarks, vocabulary
reader response, journal task cards, writing about my reading, literacy skills, writing prompts, write about books


The Book Whisperer by Donalyn Miller is an excellent book to explain all the many and exciting reasons why teaching children to read with Children's Literature is an excellent practice to inspire life-long readers.  Donalyn Miller says she has yet to meet a child she couldn't turn into a reader. No matter how far behind Miller's students might be when they reach her 6th grade classroom, they end up reading an average of 40 to 50 books a year! I would quickly like to add that engagement in any activity will bring about skill and improvement.  Getting them reading is a good first step!  Literacy instruction includes thinking, reading, writing, listening and speaking.  These teaching resources were created with that in mind.  Miller's 2nd book Reading Into the Wild continues the conversation about books and children.  She shows in this book how a teacher or parent can instill the love of reading so reading becomes a life-long pursuit. 

If you are teaching literacy with Children's Literature, you have found the right website!  Enhance the reading experience with these writing prompts and book companions.    Writing about our reading deepens the understanding. ​You will find writing prompts and reader response pages for some favorite books in the elementary classroom.  

Look around this page to find printables and teaching resources for many children's favorite books. These reader response pages can be used with small groups or the whole class. They are perfect for independent reading assignments and homeschoolers.  They include word study, graphic organizers, writing prompts and comprehension questions about the book. The teaching resources you will find here teach many reading strategies and they can be a focus in literature circles or used in reading workshop.   They will immerse your students in literacy giving them opportunities to read, think, write, speak and listen.    It can be challenging for today's students to immerse themselves in good literature with all the technology, games and videos, but good books still grab young readers.  All the books below are tried and true; and guaranteed to interest and entertain your young reader.  Good books teach us about the world and the world we wish to live in.   A good book makes you smarter or kinder and sometimes it takes some time to find a really good book.  One good book experience leads to another!  If students are engaged in reading, their reading achievement improves!

Red, a crayon's story, kindergarten, first grade, teaching resources, literacy instruction, writing for beginners
Henry Huggins - book companion
one monday morning book companion

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small anchor charts for readers to refer to when close reading

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After the Fall, Children's Literature, teaching life lessons, back-to-school books to read, MrsQuimbyReads, teaching resources, teach literacy, reading response graphic organizers
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children's literatue, Those Shoes, Reader Response, Book Companion
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Click, Clack Moo, Cows That Type, Children's Literature, Reading, Response Pages
The One and Only Ivan
wemberly worried
there was an old lady who swallowed some
Arthur's Thanksgiving
What Do You Do With An Idea_ Book Compan
What Do You Do With A Problem_
What Do You Do With A Chance_ Book Compa
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