Inch by Inch

by Leo Lionni

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Activities
Curious George – How Tall
http://pbskids.org/curiousgeorge/games/how_tall/how_tall.html

Funbrain.com – Measurement
http://www.funbrain.com/measure/
Measuring activity online

Video
Inch by Inch read by Miss Yumi
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzXpZ8ND-Pc

Websites
CPalms – Measuring with Inchworms
http://www.cpalms.org/Public/PreviewResourceLesson/Preview/30039

Math at Home – Inch by Inch
http://mathathome.org/lessons/inch-by-inch/
Measuring Activity, Songs and other resources

RainyDayMom
https://rainydaymum.co.uk/inch-by-inch-printable-measuring-activity/
Lesson and Printables

ReadWriteThink – Today is Leo Lioni’s Birthday (May 5)
http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/calendar-activities/today-lionni-birthday-20498.html

ReadWriteThink – Building a Matrix for Leo Lioni’s Books
http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/building-matrix-lionni-books-263.html?tab=3#tabs

Scholastic -Inch by Inch
http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/lessonplan.jsp?id=%20%20943

Scholastic – Leo Lioni
https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/authors/leo-lionni/

Ice-Cream Cones For Sale!

by Elaine Greenstein
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Activity
Make an Ice Cream Cone http://www.cybercones.com/page2.htm

Lesson Plan
Read Ice Cream Cones for Sale, then make timeline accordion style book using worksheet from Mailbox Magazine.

Websites
Ice Cream at the fair
http://www.recess.ufl.edu/transcripts/2005/0607.shtml

Ice Cream Cone History – Invention of the Ice Cream Cone
http://www.ideafinder.com/history/inventions/icecreamcone.htm

Ice Cream Cone, History of Ice Cream Cone
http://whatscookingamerica.net/History/IceCream/IceCreamCone.htm

Icescreamers.com – Newletter Article
http://www.icescreamers.com/NewsletterArticle.html
Who invented the ice cream cone? Solve the mystery

St. Louis World’s Fair, 1904 | eThemes
https://ethemes.missouri.edu/themes/221?locale=en

Hour of the Olympics

by Mary Pope Osborne

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Subject Headings/Themes – Olympics

Activities
Hour of the Olympics – Crossword Puzzle
http://www.abcteach.com/free/c/crwd_magictreehouse_houroftheolympics.pdf

Night sky Connect the Dots
https://images.randomhouse.com/promo_image/9780679890621_3152.pdf

Run the Stade (Maze)
https://images.randomhouse.com/promo_image/9780679890621_3153.pdf

Websites
Hour of the Olympics (Magic Tree House) Literature Unit (requires subscription, copy in library)
http://edhelper.com/books/Hour_of_the_Olympics_Magic_Tree_House.htm

Hour of the Olympics Teachers Gide
https://images.randomhouse.com/promo_image/9780679890621_3096.pdf

The Hundred Dresses

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by Eleanor Estes

Themes – Accepting people who are different, Poland, Friendship

Websites
Hundred Dresses – Student Guide
http://www.artsonstage.org/guides/HundredDresses07StudentGuide.pdf

Literature: “The Hundred Dresses” by Eleanor EsteS | eThemes
https://ethemes.missouri.edu/themes/1644?locale=en

Scholastic Lesson Plans – Hundred Dresses
https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/hundred-dresses-lesson-plan/

Theme: Friendship Lesson (Grade 4)
http://www.user.dccnet.com/mlsanderson/onehundreddressesassignment.htm

Witsprogram – Hundred Dresses

https://witsprogram.ca/pdfs/schools/books/the-hundred-dresses/the-hundred-dresses.pdf 

How to Train Your Dragon

by Cressida Cowell
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Activities
Hachette Children’s Group – Activity Sheets
https://www.hachettechildrens.co.uk/Downloads/HodderChildrensBooks/httyd_activity_sheets.page

WHSmith Blog – Printables
https://blog.whsmith.co.uk/cressida-cowell-how-to-train-your-dragon-free-story-writing-activity-download/

Books by Cressida Cowell
F COW How to be a pirate / by Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III ; translated from the Old Norse by Cressida Cowell.
F COW How to cheat a dragon’s curse : the heroic misadventures of Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III / as told to Cressida Cowell
F COW How to speak dragonese / by Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III ; translated from the Old Norse [i.e. written] by Cressida Cowell

Video
How to Train your Dragon read by David Tennant
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=15&v=Dh28W9Lqw2w

Websites
Cressida Cowell
http://www.cressidacowell.co.uk/

Cressida Cowell Learning Resources – word doc – Scottish Book Trust
Download /PDF file

EasyFunSchool – How to Train Your Dragon
http://easyfunschool.freeunitstudies.com/Student_Created_Units/How-to-Train-Your-Dragon/How-to-Train-Your-Dragon-Intro.html

Film Education | How to Train Your Dragon
http://www.filmeducation.org/howtotrainyourdragon/cressida_cowell.html
Videos (Drawing and Maps), Fun and Games

Guardian – Cressida Cowell: my tour through 15 years of How to Train Your Dragon- in pictures
https://www.theguardian.com/film/childrens-books-site/gallery/2015/sep/08/cressida-cowell-how-to-train-your-dragon-15-years

Heartland Films – How to Train Your Dragon Film Curriculum
http://heartlandfilm.org/wp-content/uploads/FILM-how-to-train-your-dragon-film-curriculum.pdf

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON | Official Movie Site
http://www.howtotrainyourdragon.com/

How to Train Your Dragon Books
http://www.howtotrainyourdragonbooks.com

Reading Agency – Download this resource
https://www.readingagency.org.uk/resources/1194/
Themes, Activities, Printables

Teaching Ideas – How to Train Your Dragon
http://www.teachingideas.co.uk/library/books/how-to-train-your-dragon

Hoop Genius

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by John Coy, illustrations by Joe Morse

Printables
Hoop Genius Bookmark
http://www.johncoy.com/pdf/hoop-genius_bookmark.pdf

James Naismith, Inventor of Basketball Coloring Page
http://homeschooling.about.com/od/freeprintables/ss/basketball_6.htm

Database
(see librarian for username and password)
Factcite – Sports Champions

Websites
About Dr. James Naismith | Naismith Basketball Foundation
http://naismithbasketballfoundation.com/about-dr-james-naismith/

Hoop Genius – Behind the Scene
http://www.johncoy.com/pages/picbooks/hoop-genius/background.html

Lerner – Invent a Game
https://www.lernerbooks.com/digitalassets/Assets/Title%20Assets/11692/9780761366171/Invent%20a%20Sport%20or%20a%20Game.pdf

Lerner – Research Your Favorite Sport/Game
https://www.lernerbooks.com/digitalassets/Assets/Title%20Assets/11692/9780761366171/Research%20Project.pdf

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame – James Naismith
http://www.hoophall.com/hall-of-famers/tag/james-naismith

Springfield College: The Birthplace of Basketball
http://www.springfieldcollege.edu/welcome/birthplace-of-basketball/index#.VI-gkFrWHg8

YMCA International – Basketball: a YMCA Invention
http://www.ymca.int/who-we-are/history/basketball-a-ymca-invention/

Homer Price

by Robert McCloskey

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Books by Robert McCloskey
E MCC Blueberries for Sal
E MCC Lentil
E MCC Make Way for Ducklings
E MCC One Maine Morning
E MCC Time of Wonder

Video
Robert McCloskey’s Hamilton Heritage
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=9&v=Svx0CFeBwlw

The Case of the Sensational Scent
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7rhb_5WmAU

The Doughnuts

Websites
Children’s Books Maine Caldecott Winners by Robert McCloskey
http://childrensbooks.about.com/cs/picturebooks/a/mccloskey.htm

Economics and Literature: Grades 4-6
http://ecedweb.unomaha.edu/litdough.htm

Robert McCloskey Museum – Hamilton, Ohio
http://www.hamiltonheritagehall.org/McCloskey_Museum/McCloskey_museum_Exhibit.html

Robert McCloskey @ Web English Teacher
https://www.varsitytutors.com/englishteacher/mccloskey.html

Ohio Reading Road Trip | Robert McCloskey Biography
http://www.orrt.org/mccloskey/

WOSU Presents Ohioana Authors | Robert McCloskey
http://www.ohioana-authors.org/mccloskey/index.php

WritingFix: a 6-Trait Writing Lesson inspired by Homer Price by Robert McCloskey
http://writingfix.com/Chapter_Book_Prompts/HomerPrice1.htm

Henry’s Freedom Box

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by Ellen Levin, Illustrated by Kadir Nelson

Awards – ALA Notable, Caldecott Award 2008
Subject Headings/Themes – Henry Brown, Underground Railroad

Video
Henry’s Freedom Box – YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGW0PwvFZ04

Websites
Henry “Box” Brown | National Underground Railroad Museum
http://freedomcenter.org/content/henry-box-brown

HENRY’S FREEDOM BOX – State Library of Louisiana
PDF which includes Classroom connections – English, History, Music, Science, Art, Drama: Discussion Questions, Websites

Reading Club Activities – Henry’s Freedom Box
http://www.afb.org/BrailleBug/RCActivities.asp?bookid=42

Reading to Kids Books: Henry’s Freedom Box
http://www.readingtokids.org/Books/BookView.php?pag=3&bookID=00000590
Discussion questions and ideas for crafts

Lamb’s Library – Henry’s Freedom Box
http://www.eduscapes.com/library/h/henrys_freedom_box.htm

African American Registry – Henry “Box” Brown

https://aaregistry.org/story/henry-box-brown-a-determined-and-innovative-abolitionist/

Virginia Memory: Henry Box Brown Escapes Slavery
http://www.virginiamemory.com/online_classroom/lesson_plans/henry_box_brown_escapes_slavery

Frog Song

by Brenda Z. Guiberson, illustrated by Gennady Spirin

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Subject (Call # ) – Frogs (597.8)

Outstanding Science Trade Book, 2014

Activities
ADW: Frog Calls*
http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/collections/frog_calls/
Listen to the Frog Calls on this website

Frog Song by Brenda Z. Guiberson, a Children’s Book
http://www.brendazguiberson.com/books/frogsong.php
Download her Activity Guide, see list of awards

Lesson Plan
STEM Comes to Storytime | NoveList| EBSCOhost
http://www.ebscohost.com/novelist/novelist-special/201403-stem-comes-to-storytime
Toni Buzzeo – Oh, but Frog Song begs to be read aloud! Your little listeners won’t be able to keep quiet when the frogs start singing. Introduce the book by playing some of the many frog songs found at Animal Diversity Web’s Frog Calls. Then ask children to guess what type of animals they’ve been hearing. Next, read the book aloud. Extend the reading by asking each child to choose his/her favorite frog or toad and learn the sound it makes. Then conduct an amphibious symphony!

Websites
*Amphibians in Dramatic Decline: Study Finds Nearly One-Third of Species Threatened With Extinction — ScienceDaily
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2004/10/041015103700.htm

*AmphibiaWeb
http://amphibiaweb.org/

*Association of Zoos and Aquariums – FrogWatch USA
http://www.aza.org/frogwatch/

*BBC Nature – Darwin’s frog videos, news and facts
http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/life/Darwin’s_Frog

*CGEE: A Thousand Friends of Frogs
http://cgee.hamline.edu/frogs/

*eNature:FieldGuides: Frogs and Toads
http://www.enature.com/fieldguides/view_default.asp?curGroupID=7&shapeID=1056

*Exploratorium:Frogs: The Amazing, Adaptable Frog/Page 1 of 6
http://www.exploratorium.edu/frogs/mainstory/index.html
Reading p.1-6, then go back to the main FROG page

*Exploratorium: Frogs: Frog Tracker
http://www.exploratorium.edu/frogs/tracker/

*Frogs. And more frogs. All at frogs.org.au.
http://frogs.org.au/

*Frogs and Toads: WAZA: World Association of Zoos and Aquariums
http://www.waza.org/en/zoo/choose-a-species/amphibians/frogs-and-toads

*Incredible Frog Facts – Conservation International
http://www.conservation.org/campaigns/lost_frogs/pages/frog_facts.aspx

*Songs of the Frog
http://allaboutfrogs.org/weird/general/songs.html
Listen to the Frog songs on this page, but then go back to Frogland for more information about Frogs

*Websites list from the book