Curious George

by H.A. Rey

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Activity
Curious George – Counting Game

Audiobooks
AUD Curious George (sound recording)

Books
E REY Curious George by H.A. Rey
E REY Curious George at School by H.A. Rey (Journey -1st Grade)
E REY Pretzel by Margaret Rey, ill. by H.A. Rey
B REY The journey that saved Curious George : the true wartime escape of Margret and H.A. Rey / by Louise Borden ; illustrated by Allan Drummond.

Videos
VID Curious George Rides a Bike (Videorecording)

Videos (Online)
Curious George – Netflix

Websites
Curious George.About the Reys| PBS KIDS
http://www.pbs.org/parents/curiousgeorge/program/reys.html
Biography about the authors who wrote Curious George

Curious George – Book-A-Day Almanac
http://childrensbookalmanac.com/2011/06/curious-george/

Curious George: Celebrate Reading with Curious George!
http://www.houghtonmifflinbooks.com/features/cgsite/
Curious Day Kit, Story hour with George Resources

Curious George- Home| PBS KIDS
http://pbskids.org/curiousgeorge/
Games, Printables, Video Clips, Parents & Teachers

Curious George – Teachervision
http://www.teachervision.fen.com/early-reading-activity/childrens-book/67993.html?

Educators and Librarians Activity Time – Lesson Plans
http://www.houghtonmifflinbooks.com/features/cgsite/journey_lp.shtml
Lesson Plan for the book “Journey that Saved Curious George”

Literature “Curious George” – eThemes
http://ethemes.missouri.edu/themes/436

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Creepy Carrots

By Aaron Reynolds, illustrated by Peter Brown
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Books by Aaron Reynold
Joey Fly, private eye (GN)
Carnivores (E)
Pirates vs. Cowboys (E)
Snowbots (E)

Books by Peter Brown
Children Make Terrible Pets (E)
Curious Garden (E)
Mr. Tiger Goes Wild (E)
You Will be My Friend! (E)

Video
The Creepy Carrots Zone on Vimeo

Illustrator Peter Brown gives an inside look at the art he created for this book

Websites
Beyond the Book Storytimes: May 2013
http://btbstorytimes.blogspot.com/2013_05_01_archive.html
Steven uses props while reading this story

Teacher Librarian – Creepy Carrots
http://thetcherlibrarian.blogspot.com/2014/10/creepy-carrots.html

Corduroy

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by Don Freeman

Activity
http://us.penguingroup.com/static/pages/yr/pdf/corduroy_activities.pdf
Printables

Books by Don Freeman
Corduroy
Dandelion
Gregory’s Shadow
Mop Top
Pocket for Corduroy

Video
Corduroy – Reading Pioneers
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=963f90hittY

Websites
Corduroy
http://www.nancypolette.com/LitGuidesText/corduroy.htm
Literature guide

Corduroy – Live Oak Media
http://www.liveoakmedia.com/assets/guides/27890.pdf
Activity Guide

Corduroy Literature Unit
http://www.edhelper.com/books/Corduroy.htm

Don Freeman >> The Story Behind Corduroy
https://donfreeman.info/childrens-books/the-story-behind-corduroy/

Journal for Corduroy: Responding to Literatur ReadWriteThink
http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/journal-corduroy-responding-literature-30.html

Varsity Tutors – Don Freeman @Web English Teacher
https://www.varsitytutors.com/englishteacher/freeman.html

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

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by Judi Barrett

Websites

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
http://www.uen.org/Lessonplan/preview.cgi?LPid=1526
Lesson plan about precipatation (Grade 4)

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
http://librarysparks.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/lsp_apr10_ll_cloudy_meat.pdf
Lesson plans about Human, Natural and Capital resources, Idioms and Newspaper writing prompt

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs Literature Unit
http://www.edhelper.com/books/Cloudy_With_a_Chance_of_Meatballs.htm?gclid=CNGN957X86cCFQprKgodJk1SdA
Literature Unit (Grades 2-4)

Summarizing: cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (Leson Plan) – TeacherVision.com
http://www.teachervision.fen.com/reading-comprehension/lesson-plan/48786.html

Varsity Tutors – Judi Barrett @ Web English Teacher
https://www.varsitytutors.com/englishteacher/barrett.html

A Chair for My Mother

by Vera Williams

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Video
Chair for My Mother – YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wV1ege3jEFE

Websites
A Chair for My Mother – Book-A-Day almanac
http://childrensbookalmanac.com/2011/05/a-chair-for-my-mother/

A Chair for My Mother by Vera B. Williams Children’s Book Review
http://hubpages.com/hub/A-Chair-for-My-Mother-by-Vera-B-Williams
Discusses other books in the “Chair series” and other links about this story

Character Infused After School Lessons – A Chair for my Mother
http://www.ocde.us/CharacterEd/Documents/A-Chair-for-My-Mother.pdf

Econedlink – A Chair for My Mother Lesson
https://www.stlouisfed.org/education/a-chair-for-my-mother

Kid’s Econ Posters: Elementary Lessons and 6 Economic and Financial Posters for Teaching Economic Concepts
http://www.kidseconposters.com/literature-connection/saving/a-chair-for-my-mother/?back=literature
Use this books as an example for the economics concept of Saving.

Upromise
http://teacher.scholastic.com/upromise/k_2lessonplan/
Economic lesson plan for Understanding the Concept of Earning and Saving

Carnivores

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Author – Aaron Reynolds, Illustrator – Dan Santat

Activity
Print the activity sheets from Chroniclebooks

Video
Book Trailer – YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=6&v=Mgt8k8Dle-Q 

Website
Author’s Website – Aaron Reynolds
http://www.aaron-reynolds.com/carnivores.html

Illustrator Website – Dan Santat
http://www.dantat.com/DANTAT.COM/DAN_SANTAT_author___illustrator.html

Review#400 – Kid Lit Reviews
http://kid-lit-reviews.com/2013/09/10/review400-carnivores-by-aaron-reynolds/

STEM Read – Carnivores   http://www.stemread.com/carnivores/

All Aboard the Dinotrain

by Deb Lund, illustrations by Howard Fine

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Activity
Dinosaur train – PBS
http://pbskids.org/dinosaurtrain/games/allaboard.html

Book – Online
Tumblebook – Franklin-Springboro Public Library (Digital Library)
www.fspl.org  

Websites
All aboard the Dinotrain – Scholastic
http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/book/all-aboard-dinotrain

Deb Lund
http://deblund.com

Howard Fine
http://wernickpratt.com/client/howard-fine/

Blueberries for Sal

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by Robert McCloskey

Activities
Blueberries for Sal Printables – Home School Creations
http://homeschoolcreations.com/BlueberriesforSalPrintables.html
Ready to Print – Download the Blueberries for Sal Printables

Video
Blueberries for Sal – Miss Yumi
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_iPt3sRhPT8

Websites
Blueberries for Sal
http://www.nancypolette.com/LitGuidesText/blueberriesforsal.htm
Literature Guide

Blueberries for Sal – Discussion Questions
http://www.scholastic.com/browse/collateral.jsp?id=32390

Blueberries for Sal – Discussion Guide by Jennifer Lee Richards
http://www.gvlibraries.org/sites/default/files/guide/Blueberries%20for%20Sal.pdf

Beneath the Sun

by Melissa Stewart

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Award – Outstanding Science Trade Book 2016

Subjects – Sun/Heat, Animal Adaptations, Animals – Black Swallowtail, Crayfish, Earthworm, Fiddler Crabs, Frogs, Golden Eagle, Herring Gull, Horned Lizard, Jackrabbit, Osprey, Ringtail, Sea anemones, Sea Stars, Siren Salamanders, Spittlebug, Tadpoles, Turkey Vulture, Woodchuck

Printable
Vivid Verbs
http://www.melissa-stewart.com/pdf/BeneathVividVerbsWorksheet.pdf

Videos
Tag Talk #5 – Beneath the Sun
https://vimeo.com/141067646
Student gives book report and tells why he really liked this book

Melissa Stewart – Vivid Verbs
http://www.melissa-stewart.com/video/videos_mini.html

Website
Beneath the sun – Curriculm Guide
http://peachtree-online.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/BeneaththeSunWORD2016docx.pdf

Ben and Me

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by Robert Lawson
Books by Robert Lawson
Ben and Me
Rabbit Hill
They were strong and good

Video
Ben and Me – Disney
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLICJqGlCI0

Websites
Common Sense Press – Ben and Me
http://www.commonsensepress.com/uploads/9/5/0/7/95072726/orange_tbook_study_sample.pdf
Vocabulary and Discussion Questions

EdHelper – Ben and Me (required subscription/password)
https://www.edhelper.com/books/Ben_and_Me.htm

Hotchalk – Ben and Me lesson Plan
http://www.lessonplanspage.com/Ben/BenandMe.html

Literature Guide – Ben and Me – Mrs. Lecklider
https://mrslecklider.wordpress.com/2012/11/08/ben-and-me-literature-guide/

Making History Grant – 5th grade – Ben Franklin
https://makinghistorygrant.wikispaces.com/5th+Grade+Unit+-+Ben+Franklin
Lessons and worksheets for this book and several others about Ben Franklin

Rising People: Benjamin Franklin and the Americans
http://www.lasalle.edu/teachingfranklin/files/2015/11/Ben_and_Me_reading_and_social_studies.pdf
Teacher’s Workshop Lesson Plans – 5th grade

Showing Credit Where Credit Might Be Due – WritingFx
http://writingfix.com/Chapter_Book_Prompts/BenandMe3.htm