The Emperor’s New Clothes by Demi – Lesson Plan

The Emperor's New Clothes by Demi Lesson Plan

“The Emperor’s New Clothes” Lesson Plan by Demi

“The Emperor’s New Clothes” by Demi is another beloved fairy tale. Kids love, love, love Demi’s books. We read any Demi book we can get. “The Emperor’s New Clothes” story is one of the best wisdom tales for kids. The story starts a discussion on pride, social pressure, honesty, etc.

The lesson plan includes:

Story sequencing; Literary Elements; Fairy Tale Analysis; Character Analysis; Reading Comprehension Questions; New Vocabulary

"The Emperor's New Clothes" by Demi Lesson Plan

“The Emperor’s New Clothes” Lesson Plan; Fairy Tales Lesson Plan

 

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Bootleg: Murder, Moonshine, and the Lawless Years of Prohibition

Bootleg by Karen Blumenthal

Bootleg: Murder, Moonshine, and the Lawless Years of Prohibition Novel Guide

“Bootleg: Murder, Moonshine, and the Lawless Years of Prohibition” by Karen Blumenthal

A captivating read on the era of Prohibition. Middle and high school kids love this book. The content is complex but presented in an explanatory manner that allows them to gain background information and ask further questions. It covers a range of important characters that had interesting points of view and additional involvement in other civil rights matters. It is a great starting point to discuss democracy and the law passing process with students. At the end, the Prohibition is a perfect example how in our country, people often disagree, still laws are passed and repealed in a peaceful manner, even though often they take time.

“Bootleg: Murder, Moonshine, and the Lawless Years of Prohibition” by Karen Blumenthal is a type of book kids really hope to find in the classroom and library. I recommend getting more than one copy for the classroom. Kids like to take this book home and/or keep a copy in their desk until they finish.

Highly Recommended!

Happy Reading,

Mrs. Lena, M.E.d.

Bootleg: Murder, Moonshine, and Lawless Years of Prohibition Novel Guide - Kren Blumenthal

Bootleg: Murder, Moonshine, and Lawless Years of Prohibition Novel Guide – Kren Blumenthal

Grade Level 7-12
Curriculum Area: History, Social Studies
Genre: Nonfiction
Lexile Level: 1250L
ATOS Reading Leve: 9.1

Her Right Foot: A Picture Book About Statue of Liberty by Dave Eggers


“Her Right Foot: A Picture Book About Statue of Liberty” by Dave Eggers is a welcome addition to our classrooms. Beautifully illustrated, “Her Right Foot” is in mid-stride, moving forward. The Lady Liberty had broken her chains and is on the move. She is not content to merely stand with a torch in her right hand. She has been and is a symbol of freedom and a beacon of hope and dreams. Eggers sheds a new light and enriches our discussion on life, liberty, and the pursuit of freedom.

Her Right Foot” Children’s Illustration Project – Enter to win  a signed copy and a hand written note from the author.

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Best STEM Books

Rivers of Sunlight by Bang and Chisholm Lesson Plan; STEM books

Rivers of Sunlight by Bang and Chisholm Lesson Plan

STEM learning, challenges, and activities heavily depend on reading. After all, what difference would all our STEM efforts make, if the design process doesn’t include reading foundation, reading process, and reading extension sources?

“Rivers of Sunlight: How the Sun Moves Water Around the Earth” by Molly Bang and Penny Chisholm truly delivers as a highly recommended STEM picture book for elementary grades. The authors did a great job telling a story of the Sun powered water movement on Earth. This book is simply done right. It addresses the water cycle in all its complexities and touches on important concepts of the water movement from the movement of water from sea to land to the effects of the Gulf Stream on temperatures and climate.

This is a must have in every classroom.

Mrs. Lena, M.Ed.

I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark; by Debbie Levy- lesson plan

I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark Lesson Plan

I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark Lesson Plan

“I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark” by Debbie Levy is a perfect biography for elementary students. Students learn about our first Jewish woman Supreme Court Justice, who persevered through many obstacles to sit at the highest court in the land. Justice Ruth Baden Ginsburg is a real American hero and she becomes well loved by kids after reading her life story. If I was to take one thing away from primary classroom, it would be their sense of fairness and/or its pursuit. Justice Ginsburg is everything we want to inspire in our students.

5 Stars!

Happy Reading! 

Mrs. Lena, M.Ed. 

For the lesson plan, click here.

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I Just Don’t Like the Sound of No! by Julia Cook

61qQz7oYhKLI Just Don’t Like the Sound of No by Julie Cook is one of the highly effective social skills picture books. Perfect for elementary school students. Younger students instantly connect with the story, since they deal with daily frustrations when it comes to hearing ‘no’. Cook skillfully connects with the reader, then productively offers a step-by-step plan to which students quickly buy in. As younger students have a hard time considering others’ perspective of ideas, Cook’s “Say to Yes to No” club serves as a productive habit forming tool, useful for all students.

Perfect class management tool book!
5 Star 🙂

Mrs. Lena, M.Ed.

Lesson Plan

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Hillarious Picture Books

Chicken Big Lesson Plan

Chicken Big Lesson Plan

“Chicken Big” by Keith Graves – No one knows that to make of the giant baby chick. It might be an elephant, a squirrel, a sweater… Whatever it ends up being, “Chicken Big” brings a clever and super funny plot. Creative illustrations only add to already great plot. This picture book is perfect for grades K-3. In addition to the standard reading comprehension and writing skills, it includes elements of fairy tales. See if your kids can find the story number pattern.

 

“Chicken Big” Lesson Plan – Click Here 

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