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/

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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

Guests

by Michael Dorris

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Books by Michael Dorris
F DOR Morning Girl

Websites
Author – Michael Dorris: Poet and Novelist
http://nativeamerican-authors.com/dorris.html
Biography

Culture in the Michael Dorris Novel Guests
http://web.grinnell.edu/courses/edu/f01/edu315-01/liberato/index.html

Guests – Teachervision
http://www.teachervision.fen.com/tv/printables/tv00004S3-4.pdf
Enrichment Activities