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Books and Activities
 

illustrated by Quentin Blake BFG      The BFG – by Roald Dahl

(illustrated by Quentin Blake)

The Official Roald Dahl Site
http://www.roalddahl.com/

RoaldDahlFans.com – All Books - Teacher Ideas
http://www.roalddahlfans.com/teachers.php

The BFG – A Reader's Theater script!
http://bms.westport.k12.ct.us/mccormick/rt/rtscripts/rtsbfg.htm

The BFG – Teacher Resources
http://www.gigglepotz.com/themes_bfg.htm

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  boy Boy – by Roald Dahl

The Official Roald Dahl Site
http://www.roalddahl.com/

RoaldDahlFans.com – All Books - Teacher Ideas
http://www.roalddahlfans.com/teachers.php

RoaldDahlFans.com – Boy – Lesson Plans
http://www.roalddahlfans.com/teachers/boyplan.php

RoaldDahlFans.com – Boy – Activities
http://www.roalddahlfans.com/teachers/boygoat.php

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Bud, Not Buddyby Christopher Paul Curtis

Annette Lamb's Eduscape.com Web-based Thematic Unit!...
Main Page- http://eduscapes.com/reading/bud/index.htm
Student Resources- http://eduscapes.com/reading/bud/student.htm
Teacher Resources- http://eduscapes.com/reading/bud/teacher.htm

Random House Teacher's Guide
http://tinyurl.com/28dohx9

Multnoma County Library's discussion guide
http://www.multcolib.org/talk/guides-bud.html

Scholastic.com - discussion guide
http://content.scholastic.com/browse/collateral.jsp?id=985_type=Book_typeId=3354

Debbie Barretto's activity sheet
http://help4teachers.com/debbiebudnotbuddy.html
 
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By The Great Horn Spoon – by Sid Fleishman

A Gold Rush Adventure!
http://www.hornspoon.info/

Quia Book Quiz
http://www.quia.com/sh/5932.html?AP_rand=1149799766

Extension activities from My-ecoach.com
http://www.my-ecoach.com/online/webresourcelist.php?rlid=725

 
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    (illustrated by Quentin Blake) Charlie & The Chocolate Factory – by RoaldDahl
(illustrated by Quentin Blake)
 

The Official Roald Dahl Site
http://www.roalddahl.com/

RoaldDahlFans.com – All Books - Teacher Ideas
http://www.roalddahlfans.com/teachers.php

RoaldDahlFans.com – C&TCF - Teacher Resources
http://www.roalddahlfans.com/books/char.php#teach

Webquest – designed by Ruthi Roché and Lynn Ryan
http://projects.edtech.sandi.net/brooklyn/chocolate/t-index.htm

Roald Dahl Museum – fun facts and activities (including earlydrafts of the book!)
http://www.roalddahlmuseum.org/discoverdahl/index.aspx

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Charlotte's Web - by E.B. White

Teacher Resources from eMints
http://www.emints.org/ethemes/resources/S00001433.shtml

TeacherNET.com – Lesson Activities
http://www.teachnet.com/lesson/langarts/charlotte061799.html

Pocatico Hills School – Student Activity Examples
http://www2.lhric.org/pocantico/charlotte/index.htm

Read, Write, Think - Lesson Plans
http://www.readwritethink.org/lessons/lesson_view.asp?id=176

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Crispin: The Cross of Lead - by Avi

Scholastic Extension Activity
http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/collateral.jsp?id=10843_type=Book_typeId=3682

Discussion Guide from Multnoma County library
http://www.multcolib.org/talk/guides-crispin.html

 
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Dear Mr. Henshaw – Beverly Cleary

Scholastic.com – discussion questions
http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/collateral.jsp?id=618_type=Book_typeId=995

Quia.com – great book activities! (scroll to bottom on this link)
http://www.quia.com/pages/henshaw.html

BeverlyCleary.com – book trivia quiz!
http://www.beverlycleary.com/characters/leigh_triviaquiz.asp

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Hatchet - by Gary Paulsen

Mountain City Elementary School's questions and activities
http://www.mce.k12tn.net/survival/hatchet/hatchet.htm

The Educator's Reference Desk - resource guide
http://www.eduref.org/Virtual/Lessons/Health/Safety/SFY0006.html

Cynthia G. Unwin & Brian Palmer's application suggestions
http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/ejournals/ALAN/spring99/unwin.html

Teachers Guide
 
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Holes - by Louis Sachar

Kidsreads.com - TRIVIA GAME!
http://www.kidsreads.com/funstuff/trivia/holes-triv1.asp

Kidsreads.com - word scramble
http://www.kidsreads.com/wordscrambles/word-holes.asp

Kidsreads.com - discussion questions
http://www.kidsreads.com/clubs/club-holes.asp

Scholastic.com - Holes trivia quiz!
http://teacher.scholastic.com/scholasticnews/indepth/holes/quiz.asp

Scholastic.com - discussion guide
http://content.scholastic.com/browse/collateral.jsp?id=491_type=Book_typeId=396

Deb Flaugher's teacher page
http://tinyurl.com/ylbhspd

Nancy Polette's literature guide
http://www.nancypolette.com/LitGuidesText/holes.htm

RandomHouse.com - teacher's guide
http://tinyurl.com/25nuhk8
 
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 Island of the Blue Dolphins – by Scott O’Dell

Teacher’s Guide – from Random House
http://tinyurl.com/2hqeb2

Online Book Quiz – Quia Quiz by Donna Fuller
http://www.quia.com/quiz/257545.html

A thematic exploration of the historical fiction novel…
http://score.rims.k12.ca.us/score_lessons/dolphin/

SCORE Teacher's Cyber Guide
http://www.sdcoe.k12.ca.us/score/blue/bluetg.html

 
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illustrated by Nancy Ekholm Burkert           James & The Giant Peach – by Roald Dahl
(illustrated by Nancy Ekholm Burkert)

The Official Roald Dahl Site
http://www.roalddahl.com/

RoaldDahlFans.com – All Books - Teacher Ideas
http://www.roalddahlfans.com/teachers.php

RoaldDahlFans.com – J&TJP - Teacher Resources
http://www.roalddahlfans.com/books/jame.php#teach

TeacherVision.com – activities
http://www.teachervision.fen.com/fiction/activity/1737.html

 
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Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher – by Bruce Coville

Chapter by Chapter – Question & Activity Guide - Poway Unified School District
http://powayusd.sdcoe.k12.ca.us/teachers/lharvey/jeremythatcher/default.htm

Dragon Tongue Twisters – Create your own!
http://www.abcteach.com/dragons/tongtwist.htm

Dragon Writing Prompts
http://www.abcteach.com/dragons/prompts.htm

PDF File- Acrobat Reader Needed
 
 
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The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe - by C.S.Lewis

C.S Lewis Foundation
http://www.cslewis.org/resources/coned.html

Quia Quiz - Matching Game of Characters
http://www.quia.com/jg/1873.html
 
 
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 matilda Matilda - by Roald Dahl

(illustrated by Quentin Blake)

The Official Roald Dahl Site
http://www.roalddahl.com/

RoaldDahlFans.com – All Books - Teacher Ideas
http://www.roalddahlfans.com/teachers.php

RoaldDahlFans.com – - Teacher Ideas
http://www.roalddahlfans.com/books/mati.php#teach

Matilda

Quiz on RoaldDahlFans.com
http://www.roalddahlfans.com/games/quiz.php?quizID=16

ThinkQuest Quiz
http://library.thinkquest.org/5113/Matilda_Quiz.html

PDF File- Requires Acrobat Reader
 
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Muggie Maggie by Beverly Cleary

BeverlyCleary.com – Trivia Quiz!
http://www.beverlycleary.com/characters/maggie_triviaquiz.asp

 
PDF File - Acrobat Reader Needed
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The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
- by Kate DiCamillo

The Official Website
http://www.edwardtulane.com/

 
 
 
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My Brother Sam is Dead – by James Lincoln Collier

Draw new illustrations for the book – from Scholastic.com
http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/collateral.jsp?id=381_type=Book_typeId=28

Response Questions from MrBurnett.net
http://www.mrburnett.net/mbsidquestions.html

 
 
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My Side of the Mountain - by Jean Craighead George

CyberGuide by Judith Greenwald
http://www.sdcoe.k12.ca.us/score/myside/mysidetg.html

Virtual hikes of the the book's setting: The Catskill Mountains
http://www.catskillcenter.org/vhikes/hikes.html

Scholastic.com - writing prompt
http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/collateral.jsp?id=736_type=Book_typeId=2343

Scholastic.com - extension activity
http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/collateral.jsp?id=737_type=Book_typeId=2343

Scholastic.com - discussion guide
http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/collateral.jsp?id=1487_type=Book_typeId=2343

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Old Yeller – by Fred Gipson

An Instructor’s Guide from Harper Academic
http://www.harperacademic.com/catalog/instructors_guide_xml.asp?isbn=0064403823

Mountain City Elementary School – book activities
http://www.mce.k12tn.net/dogs/yeller/old_yeller.htm

 
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Patty Reed’s Doll – by Rachel K. Laurgaard

“Create a commemorative stamp” lesson (can be used with any book!)
http://www.litcircles.org/Extension/comstamp.html

Sample response questions from SCORE
http://www.sdcoe.k12.ca.us/score/patty/questions.html

Create an “I am” poem – from La County office of Ed
http://teams.lacoe.edu/documentation/classrooms/language/donner/activities/iampoem.html

 
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Pedro's Journal - by Pam Conrad

Enrichment Activities from Teacher Vision
http://www.teachervision.fen.com/historical-fiction/activity/2923.html

Chariho Regional School District website
http://www.chariho.k12.ri.us/faculty/riordan/pedro/pedro.htm

Discussion Guide for Pedro's Journal from SCHOLASTIC.com
http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/collateral.jsp?id=684_type=Book_typeId=1264

Extension Activities for Pedro's Journal from SCHOLASTIC.com
http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/collateral.jsp?id=685_type=Book_typeId=1264

Teacher CyberGuide from the San Diego County Office of Ed.
http://www.sdcoe.k12.ca.us/score/pedro/pedrotg.html

Activity based PDFs from WebTeaching.com
http://www.webteaching.com/lit/pedro.htm

"Point of View" Lesson from teacher Judy Kalish
http://www.amphi.com/~technology/standards/lessons/edtech/kalish1.html

A "6 Trait" Writing Lesson from author Pam Conrad!
http://www.writingfix.com/Chapter_Book_Prompts/PedrosJournal3.htm

Online Pedro's Journal Novel Test
http://www.thatquiz.org/tq/previewtest?UOSI6930

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Ralph S. Mouse – by Beverly Cleary

BeverlyCleary.com – Trivia Quiz!
http://www.beverlycleary.com/characters/ralph_triviaquiz.asp

 
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The School Story - by Andrew Clements

Simon & Schuster - teacher's guides (scroll down this link for activities & questions)
http://www.simonsays.com/content/book.cfm?tab=22&pid=416376&agid=21

Multnomah County Library - discussion guide
http://www.multcolib.org/talk/guides-school.html

 The School Story Literature Circle
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The Tale of Despereaux – by Kate DiCamillo

Multnomah County Library - Talk It Up! Book Discussion Questions
http://www.multcolib.org/talk/guides-desperaux.html

Candlewick Press - reader's guide
http://tinyurl.com/2b9oozh
 
 
 PDF Files- Adobe Acrobat Reader Required
 
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The Tiger Rising - by Kate DiCamillo

KidsReads.com - discussion questions & activities
http://www.kidsreads.com/clubs/club-tiger_rising.asp

Candlewick Press - Reader's Guide
http://tinyurl.com/29xr4xv

Scholastic.com - discussion guide
http://content.scholastic.com/browse/collateral.jsp?id=10926_type=Book_typeId=3274

Scholastic.com - extension activities
http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/collateral.jsp?id=10903_type=Book_typeId=3274 
 
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Treasure in the Stream - by Dorothy & Thomas Hoobler

SCORE Teacher's Guide
http://www.sdcoe.k12.ca.us/score/treasure/treasuretg.html

Gold Rush Webquest! from SCHOLASTIC.com
Webquest instructions: http://www.sdcoe.k12.ca.us/score/treasure/treasuretg.html
Help for finding the answers: http://www.pbs.org/weta/thewest/program/episodes/three/

Scholastic Article that explains the science behind the mineral GOLD
http://tinyurl.com/29zrht3
 
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Twits    The Twits – by Roald Dahl

(illustrated by Quentin Blake)

The Official Roald Dahl Site
http://www.roalddahl.com/

RoaldDahlFans.com – All Books - Teacher Ideas
http://www.roalddahlfans.com/teachers.php

RoaldDahlFans.com – The Twits - Teacher Resources
http://www.roalddahlfans.com/books/twit.php#teach

A Guide for English Teachers to The Twits
http://tinyurl.com/2fpffbm

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The Westing Game - by Ellen Raskin

The Westing Game Quiz on QUIA (matching and flashcards)
http://www.quia.com/jg/130575.html

Book Jeopardy Website!
http://missryan.matt-morris.com/westinggamejeopardy.htm

Extension Activities on The Global Book Club
http://www.ncsu.edu/globalbookclub/westing.html

Great activities on Thinkquest! - includes an "heirs & characters" game!
http://library.thinkquest.org/CR0214945/games/games_main.html

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witches    The Witches - by Roald Dahl

The Official Roald Dahl Site
http://www.roalddahl.com/

RoaldDahlFans.com – All Books - Teacher Ideas
http://www.roalddahlfans.com/teachers.php

RoaldDahlFans.com – The Witches - Teacher Resources
http://www.roalddahlfans.com/teachers/witc.php

RoaldDahlFans.com – The Witches - Quiz!
http://www.roalddahlfans.com/games/quiz.php?quizID=20

 
Extension Activities
PDF
 
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The World According to Humphrey – by Betty G. Birney

Welcome to Humphreyville! – extentions, activities, and more
(games are on the right side of the page) from the author’s website!
http://www.bettybirney.com/humphreyville.html

TeacherGuide The World According to Humphrey
PDF Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader
 
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A Year Down Yonder - by Richard Peck

Scholastic Extension Activity
http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/collateral.jsp?id=10907_type=Book_typeId=4273

Multnoma County Library
http://www.multcolib.org/talk/guides-year.html

 
PDF File- Adobe Acrobat Reader Required
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