Toot & Puddle

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by Holly Hobbie
Themes – Friendship, Kindness

Books
Toot & Puddle: I’ll be home for Christmas
Toot & Puddle: You are my sunshine

Websites
Let’s take a Trip – Utah Education Network
https://www.uen.org/lessonplan/view/18795

Reading to Kids – Toot and Puddle
http://readingtokids.org/Books/BookView.php?bookID=00000392

Readwritethink: Lesson Plan: Solution Squares: Strategies for Conflict Resolution
http://www.readwritethink.org/lessons/lesson_view.asp?id=1106
Lesson plan on Friendship/Resolving Conflict using book Toot & Puddle.

Toot and Puddle Poster – ALA
https://www.alastore.ala.org/content/toot-and-puddle-poster

Quebec Reading Connection – Toot & Puddle
https://www.quebecreadingconnection.ca/book/toot-puddle

Book that teach Kindness
http://blog.connectionsacademy.com/books-that-teach-kids-about-kindness/

Time Hackers

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by Gary Paulsen
Lesson Plan – Assign the following people/places who are mentioned in the book and do some research on them, prior to reading the book.
Research time travel using the websites below. Do people believe that time travel is actually possible? What other books are about time travel?

Websites 
Anne Boleyn – Headless Ghosts of Brickling Hall http://myths.e2bn.org/mythsandlegends/view_myth.php?id=17 Made by middle schools students.
Battle of Gettysburg http://www.historyplace.com/civilwar/#gettys Timeline of the civil war battles includes photographs of the Battle of Gettysburg.
Beethoven
Cleopatra http://www.ancient-egypt-online.com/queen-cleopatra-of-egypt.html
Custer http://militaryhistory.about.com/od/1800sarmybiographies/p/custer.htm
Custer – PBS http://www.pbs.org/weta/thewest/people/a_c/custer.htm
Helen of Troy http://www.english.uiuc.edu/maps/poets/g_l/hd/abouthelen.htm
Marie Antoinette http://www.marie-antoinette.org/biography/biography_english/
Nefertiti http://www.ancient-egypt-online.com/queen-nefertiti.html
Time Hackers by Gary Paulsen http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/teachers_guides/9780385746595.pdf

Websites – Time Travel
HowStuffWorks: “How Time Travel Will Work” http://science.howstuffworks.com/time-travel.htm
NOVA| Time Travel http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/time/
Time Travelers http://paranormal.about.com/library/weekly/aa040802a.htm

Story of Ferdinand

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by Munro Leaf

Websites
Story of Ferdinand Activities
http://www.teachervision.fen.com/fantasy-fiction/childrens-book/52542.html
Activities to go with this story

Story of Ferdinand – Activity Guide
http://www.liveoakmedia.com/assets/guides/90929.pdf

Story of Ferdinand – Little Novel Ties
https://www.bmionline.com/files/samples/L0414-sample.pdf

Story of Ferdinand| Read to me
http://read2me2.edublogs.org/2008/04/15/the-story-of-ferdinand-leaf/
Hints on how to present this story during library program

Story of Ferdinand | RIF.org
https://www.rif.org/literacy-central/book/story-ferdinand
Video, Word Search

Story of Ferdinand | Teaching Children Philosophy
https://www.teachingchildrenphilosophy.org/BookModule/TheStoryOfFerdinand
Themes – Animal Rights, Violence, Conformity
Story of Ferdinand – Thoughtful Books | Critical Thinking Consortium
https://tc2.ca/pdf/TheStoryofFerdinand.pdf

Five senses, sense of smell
http://www.twigglemagazine.com/March-activities/sense-smell-kids-lesson.html

Piper Reed

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by Kimberly Holt

Websites
Piper Reed
http://www.kimberlywillisholt.com/piper-reed-books/

Piper Reed, Navy Brat
https://us.macmillan.com/series/piperreed

Piper Reed – Reading Group Guide
https://images.macmillan.com/folio-assets/readers-guides/9780312380205RG.pdf

Kids Wings Activities fro Piper Reed
http://suzyred.com/2009-piper-reed.html
Check out Research Resources

Websites about the Blue Angels
Blue Angels – Navy
https://www.facebook.com/USNavyBlueAngels/

Blue Angels – Naval Aviation Museum
http://www.navalaviationmuseum.org/attractions/blue-angels/

Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief

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by Wendy Van Draanen
Activity/Lesson Plan
Read the first chapter of Sammy Keyes and th Hotel Thief by Wendy Van Draanen, then have students complete Sammy Keyes Scavenger Hunt
Websites
Liveoak – Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief Activity Guide
http://www.liveoakmedia.com/client/guides/98751.pdf

Sammy Keyes
http://www.randomhouse.com/kids/vandraanen/sammykeyes/

Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief
http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/book.jsp?id=3891

Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief 6th Grade Unit
http://www.readworks.org/lessons/grade6/sammy-keyes-and-hotel-thief

Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief – Oswego Library
http://www.oswego.lib.il.us/discussion/HotelThief.pdf

Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief – Wake County North Carolina Public Library
http://www.wakegov.com/NR/rdonlyres/09D51269-C378-4833-AD78-0467C35A11EC/0/SammyKeyes.pdf

Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief – Book Discussion Series
http://heightslibrary.org/wordpress/charlottesweblog/?p=383

Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief 6th Grade Unit
http://www.readworks.org/lessons/grade6/sammy-keyes-and-hotel-thief
Concepts Taught – Charcater, Drawing Conclusions, Genre, Plot, Predicting

Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes

by Eleanor Coerr
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Themes – Hiroshima, Origami, Peace

Books by Eleanor Coerr
AUD E COE The big balloon race [sound recording] / by Eleanor Coerr
AUD E COE The Josefina story quilt [sound recording] / by Eleanor Coerr.
ER COE Buffalo Bill and the Pony Express / story by Eleanor Coerr
ER COE Chang’s paper pony / by Eleanor Coerr
362.1 COE Sadako / Eleanor Coerr
362.1 COE Sadako and the thousand paper cranes : an illustrated storybook / by Eleanor Coerr

Video
Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes: The Sadako Film Project
http://www.informeddemocracy.com/sadako/index.html
Video Clip and other information about this video

Websites
Literature; “Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes” by Eleanor Coerr – eThemes
http://ethemes.missouri.edu/themes/1824

Paper Cranes for Japan
http://studentsrebuild.org/japan/

Sadako – abcteach
http://www.abcteach.com/directory/basics/reading/book_units_vocabulary_enrichment/sadako_and_the_thousand_paper_cranes/
Acrostic Form, Book Report Form, Crossword Puzzle, Word Search, Writing Prompt

Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes (crossword puzzle)
http://www.abcteach.com/free/c/crossword_sadako.pdf

Sadako and The Thousand Paper Cranes Literature Unit
http://www.edhelper.com/books/Sadako_and_the_Thousand_Paper_Cranes.htm

Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes – Research Model
http://www.bcps.org/offices/lis/models/sadako/index.html
Research guidance on topics related to this story

Varsity Tutors – Eleanor Coerr @Web English Teacher
https://www.varsitytutors.com/englishteacher/coerr.html
Lesson Plans for Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes

Story of Ruby Bridges

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by Robert Coles
Books
B BRI Story of Ruby Bridges by Robert Coles
B BRI Through my eyes / Ruby Bridges ; articles and interviews compiled and edited by Margo Lundell.

Videos
VID Ruby Bridges [videorecording] / producer, Anne Hopkins

Lesson Plan
Connecting with Ruby Bridges | Scholastic.com
http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/lessonplan.jsp?id=663

Lesson Plan – Ruby Bridges
http://teacherlink.ed.usu.edu/tlresources/units/byrnes-famous/rubybrid.html

Websites
Ruby Bridges
http://www.rubybridges.com/index.htm

Ruby Bridges – Biography.com
http://www.biography.com/people/ruby-bridges-475426
Video of her and President Obama with Norman Rockwell’s painting

Norman Rockwell’s Painting of Ruby Bridges “The Problem we all live with” on loan to the White House
http://www.nrm.org/2011/05/norman-rockwells-the-problem-we-all-live-with-to-be-exhibited-at-the-white-house/

Papa’s Mechanical Fish

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by Candace fleming , Pictures by Boris Kulikov

Websites
Papa’s Mechanical Fish – Candace Fleming
http://www.candacefleming.com/blog/papas-mechanical-fish/

Papa’s Mechanical Fish – Kirsten Larson
http://kirsten-w-larson.com/2014/02/14/ppbf-papas-mechanical-fish/
Includes several great hands-on websites

Lodner Darvontis Phillips
http://www.therebreathersite.nl/12_Atmospheric%20Diving%20Suits/1856_Phillips/1856_Phillips.htm
Lots of photos and drawings of his inventions

Submarine History 1580-1869
http://www.submarine-history.com/NOVAone.htm

Write Wild
http://christiewrightwild.blogspot.com/2015/02/day-5-papas-mechanical-fish-by-candace.html
Describes this books use of dialog, alliteration and onomatopoeia.

Snowy Day

by Ezra Jack Keats
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Activity
Collage Machine
http://www.nga.gov/kids/zone/collagemachine.htm

Snowy Day Game
http://www.ezra-jack-keats.org/game/the-snowy-day/

Websites
Critical thinking and art with The Snowy Day
http://www.learnnc.org/lp/pages/3213?ref=search

ReadWriteThink” March 11, 2009: Ezra Jack Keats was born on this day in 1916
http://www.readwritethink.org/calendar/calendar_day.asp?id=433

Snowy Day – edHelper (subscription, see librarian)
http://www.edhelper.com/books/The_Snowy_Day.htm

Snowy Day – Teachervision (subscription, see librarian)
http://www.teachervision.fen.com/reading-instruction/parenting/30293.html

Snowy Day – Web English Teacher
https://www.varsitytutors.com/englishteacher/snowy-day-lesson-plans.html

Mysterious Tadpole

by Steven Kellogg
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Activites
Legend of Nessie http://www.nessie.co.uk/index.html Check out the pictures under Searching for Nessie

Books about the Loch Monster Monster
001.94 WALThe mystery of the Loch Ness monster / Holly Wallace.
001.94 GOR The Loch Ness monster / by Jacqueline Laks Gorman.
E MCC Scooby-doo and the Loch Ness monster / adapted by Suzanne Weyn

Library Program
Read the story Mysterious Tadpole, by Steven Kellog, except the last page. Have students write what they think the “egg” will turn into, have them draw a picture. Then have them share their paragraphs and pictures with the class.

Websites
BookAdventure http://www.bookadventure.com Quiz for this book, under Kids Zone – Quiz-O-Matic (Sylan Learning website , requires registration)

Quia – the Mysterious Tadpole, by Steven Kellogg http://www.quia.com/pp/7683.html Decide the order of the events in the story.
Mysterious Tadpole – Westwood Video http://www.nhptv.org/kn/itv/guides/favAnimal_mysterious_tadpole.pdf
Mysterious Tadpole http://users.manchester.edu/Student/AMCosaboom/Tadpoles/index.htm
Mysterious Tadpole http://www.dusd.k12.ca.us/des/bwebb/reading/mysterioustadpole.html Vocabulary, Crossword Puzzle, Home Activities
Mysterious Tadpole http://www.loloville.com/themysterioustadpole.htm List of vocabulary and other related websites

Website About Author
Author’s Website -Steven Kellogg
http://www.stevenkellogg.com

Author Study: Steven kellogg | eThemes
http://ethemes.missouri.edu/themes/1695

Children’s Lit – Steven Kellogg
http://www.childrenslit.com/childrenslit/mai_kellogg_steven.html

Genre Studies: Tall Tales
http://www.readworks.org/lessons/gradek/genre-studies-tall-tales
Uses Steven Kellogg’s books – Paul Bunyan, Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whilwind Crocket and Pecos Bill