Leepike Ridge

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by Nathan D. Wilson

Subjects – Caves, Adventure, Buried Treasure

Books 
F HOB Downriver by Will Hobbs
F PAU The River by Gary Paulson
F TWA Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

Websites
Author Website – NDW
http://www.ndwilson.com/
Biography, Books

Educators Guide – Leepike Ridge
http://antonwig75.typepad.com/mr_ws_book_clubs/files/book_notes_on_leepike_ridge.pdf

Reading to Kids Books: Leepike Ridge
http://readingtokids.org/Books/BookView.php?bookID=00000740

RIF- Leepike Ridge
https://www.rif.org/literacy-central/book/leepike-ridge
Vocabulary Criss Cross, Word Search and Memory Matching

William Allen White Children’s Book Awards
https://www.emporia.edu/libsv/wawbookaward/curriculumguides/leepikeridge.html
Discusion Questions and Activities

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The Lady in the Box

by Ann McGovern

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Subjects – Homeless persons, Hunger, Generosity, Caring, Soup Kitchens

Books
E BU Fly Away Home by Eve Bunting
E DEL Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Pena
E MCP The Teddy Bear by David MdPhail
F APP Crenshaw by Katherine Applegate
F CAR The Family Under the Bridge
F OCO How to Steal a Dog by Barbara O’Connor

Websites
Feeding America – Find Your Local Foodbank
http://www.feedingamerica.org/find-your-local-foodbank/

Hunger and Homelessness in America
https://hhweek.org/hunger-and-homelessness/

National Coalition for the Homeless – Why are people homeless?
http://nationalhomeless.org/about-homelessness/

Soup Kitchen – History
https://wikihistoria.wikispaces.com/Soup+Kitchens

Koko’s Story

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by Dr. Francine Patterson

Activity 
Koko Research

Books
Koko’s Kitten by Dr. Francine Patterson

With Love From Koko by Faith McAulty

Video
Koko – The Gorilla Who Talks

Koko’s Kitten

Websites

Mountain Gorillas – National Geographic

ASL Kids – American Sign Language

 

Knights of the Kitchen Table

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By Jon Scieszka
Books
394.1 ALI A medieval feast / written and illustrated by Aliki.
940 SIM Knights and Castles/ Seymour Simon
940.1 BAI Adventures in the Middle Ages/ Linda Bailey
940.1 HAR Knights & Castles/ Avery Hart & Paul Mantell
940.1 MAC Castle/ David Macaulay
940.1 MAR Picture That! Knights & Castles/ Alex Martin
940.1 OSB Magic Tree House research Guide: Knights and Castles/ Will Osborne and Mary Pope Osborne

Video
Knights of the Kitchen Table Trailer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqkuP7chjNY
Includes instruction on how to do 3 magic tricks

Websites
Knights – Ducksters
https://www.ducksters.com/history/middle_ages/history_of_knights.php

Knights and Castles – Kids Discover
https://www.kidsdiscover.com/shop/issues/knights-and-castles-for-kids/

Knights, Squires, Pages – Mr. Donn
http://medievaleurope.mrdonn.org/knights.html

Loveland Castle, Chateau LaRoche, Loveland, Ohio
http://www.roadsideamerica.com/attractOHLOVcastle.html
A real castle located in Loveland, Ohio near Cincinnati

Ravenwood Castle – Hocking Hills
http://www.ravenwoodcastle.com/
A castle that you can spend the night, located near Hocking Hills State Park

Time Warp Trio Series
www.timewarptrio.com
Based on the series and the TV show, contains games and links related to each book in the series

Joey Pigza Loses Control

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by Jack Gantos

Books by Jack Gantos

Heads or Tails (Jack Henry Adventures)
Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key (Joey Pigza #1)

Rotten Ralph ( Series)

Websites
Jack Gantos – Author Website
http://www.jackgantos.com/
Biography, Teacher’s Guides

Joey Pigza Loses Control Teaching Plan | Scholastic.com
https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/joey-pigza-loses-control-teaching-plan/

Joey Pigza Loses Control Literature Unit
http://edhelper.com/books/Joey_Pigza_Loses_Control.htm

Talk It Up! Book Discussion Groups for Kids – Multnomah County Library
http://www.multcolib.org/talk/guides-joeypigzaloses.html

Teaching Books
http://www.teachingbooks.net/content/Gantos_activity_guide.pdf
Activity Guide for author Jack Gantos

Websites about Hyperactivity/ADHD
Teaching Tips: Learning Disabilities
http://ethemes.missouri.edu/themes/185?locale=en

What is ADHD?
http://kidshealth.org/kid/health_problems/learning_problem/adhdkid.html

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/attentiondeficithyperactivitydisorder.html

Jingle Dancer

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By Cynthia Leitich Smith

Books by Cynthia Leitich Smith
E SMI Jingle dancer
F SMI Indian Shoes

Books about Native American/Indian Traditions
E BOY The blue roses / by Linda Boyden
E BUN Moonstick : the seasons of the Sioux / by Eve Bunting
E HOB Beardream / Will Hobbs
E MCC Grandmother’s dreamcatcher / Becky Ray McCain
E MED Dancing with the Indians / by Angela Shelf Medearis
394 GRO Ten little rabbits / by Virginia Grossman
700.92 MOO Native artists of North America / Reavis Moore
812 BRU Pushing up the sky: seven Native American plays for children/Joseph Bruchac
970.004 SON The Apache / Liz Sonneborn
974.4 FLA The Wampanoags / by Alice K. Flanagan.
978.004 DIT The Blackfoot / by Christin Ditchfield.( A True Book series)
978.9 HOY Pueblo storyteller / by Diane Hoyt-Goldsmith
979 BAY When clay sings / by Byrd Baylor

Printables from Teachervision
Native American Powwow
Teach children about Native American powwows with these activities.
Native American Music Resources
Introduce your students to the music, instruments, songs, and dances of Native Americans.
Native American Recipes
Use these recipes to make Indian fry bread, Indian tacos, Indian nachos, and more.
Giving Thanks: A Native American Good Morning Message
Try the enrichment activities and resources related to this Native American story.

Websites
Cynthia Leitich Smith – Jingle Dancer
https://cynthialeitichsmith.com/kidbooks/kids_index/jingle/
Resources – Teaching Guide, Comprehension Questions, Pre-reading guide

Wild Geese Guides: Jingle Dancer
http://wildgeeseguides.blogspot.co.uk/2010/01/jingle-dancer.html
Multiple Intelligence Projects by Tracie Vaughn Zimmer

Indian Education for All
http://opi.mt.gov/Portals/182/Page%20Files/Indian%20Education/Language%20Arts/Elementary%20Volume%201%20All.pdf

Dia! Family Book Club – Jingle Dancer
http://dia.ala.org/sites/default/files/images/DiaCurriculum_4-8_Lesson2_Jingle%20Dancer.pdf

A Jar of Dreams

by Yoshiko Uchida

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Books about Japanese Internment Camps/WWII
E BUN So Far from the Sea/Eve Bunting
E MOC Baseball Saved Us
F SAL House of the Red Fish/Graham Salisbury
940.53 WEL Children of the relocation camps / Catherine A. Welch.

Lesson Plan
A| More | Perfect | Union
http://americanhistory.si.edu/perfectunion/resources/activity1.html

Websites about the book
Jar of Dreams – edHelper
http://www.edhelper.com/books/A_Jar_of_Dreams.htm

Literature: “A Jar of Dreams” by Yoshiko Uchida – eThemes
http://ethemes.missouri.edu/themes/435

Websites about Japanese Internment Camps (WWII)
Ansel Adam’s Photographs of Japanese- American Internment at Manzanar
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/collections/anseladams/

Children of the Camps
http://www.children-of-the-camps.org/default.htm

Life in the Internment Camps –
http://americanhistory.si.edu/ourstory/activities/internment/

A More Perfect Union
http://americanhistory.si.edu/perfectunion
Multi-media presentation of information about Japanese immigration and internment during WWII.

Teaching Tolerance – We were still the enemy
https://www.tolerance.org/magazine/fall-2006/we-were-still-the-enemy

Jangles

by David Shannon

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2013 Texas Blue Bonnet Award Nominee
2013 Chickadee (Maine) Award Winner

Activity
Using the map from the website Take me fishing, locate 3 Places to Fish close to where you live.
Make a fish, using coffee filter , instructions at DTK – Teach
Research to find out facts about Trout – Books, Encyclopedia, Websites (National Geographic – Rainbow Trout)

Video
Booktrailer – Jangles
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_yBT4Aeez8

Websites
2013 – bluebonnet-Book-Club – Jangles
http://2013-bluebonnet-book-club.wikispaces.com/Jangles
Book trailer and Discussion Questions