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An Ocean Apart, A World Away  by Lensey Namioka
Yanyan, having always wanted to be a doctor, makes a difficult decision to leave the exciting Liang Baoshu behind in China and moves to New York to attend medical school.

  • Teacher's Guide includes a pre-reading activity, thematic and curriculum connections, vocabulary, and Internet resources. Random House 

 

An Ocean World by Peter Sis
A whale sails new seas and, after several unsuccessful attempts, makes a friend.

 

October by Ellen Jackson
Color illustrations accompany facts about the month of October in North America, covering such areas as animal behavior, weather, historical events, and holidays.

  • Questions to ask before, during, and after reading. Family TLC

 

October Sky by Homer Hickman
Originally titled Rocket Boys
Homer Hickam, the introspective son of a mine superintendent and a mother determined to get him out of Coalwood, West Virginia forever, nurtures a dream to send rockets into outer space--an ambition that changes his life and the lives of everyone living in Coalwood in 1957.

 

An Octopus Is Amazing by Patricia Lauber
An introduction to one of the curiosities of the sea--the multi-tentacled, highly intelligent octopus.

  • Book Test Join the acceleratedreading Yahoo Group to access the test under Files/Charlotte's Archive.
  • Spelling Practice Sheet to complete online based on vocabulary in the book. Marilee Schuhrke

 

Oddhopper Opera: A Bug's Garden of Verses by Kurt Cyrus
A collection of poems about the activities of a variety of different bugs which flourish in a garden from early spring to late fall.

  • Activities include summary, related readings, curriculum tie-ins, and weblinks. South Carolina Association of School Librarians
  • Booktalk Nancy Keane

 

Odysseus in the Serpent Maze by Jane Yolen
Thirteen-year-old Odysseus, who longs to be a hero, has many opportunities to prove himself during an adventure which involves pirates and satyrs, a trip to Crete's Labyrinth, and the two young girls, Penelope and Helen, who play a major role in his future life.

  • Booktalk Nancy Keane
  • Lesson Plan includes a summary, related books, curriculum connections, related websites, and a booktalk. South Carolina Junior Book Award

 

Of Beetles & Angels: A Boy's Remarkable Journey from a Refugee Camp to Harvard by Mawi Asgedom
An autobiography in which Mawi Asgedom tells the story of how, at the age of three, he fled civil war in Ethiopia by walking with his mother and brother to a Sudanese refugee camp, and later moved to Chicago and earned a full scholarship to Harvard University.

 

Of Heroes and Villains (Misfits, Inc series) by  Mark Dellaney
While the Misfits are attending a comic book convention and waiting for a sneak preview of the new Hyperman movie, they see the film stolen by someone dressed as Hyperman's nemesis, the Jester.

  • Teacher's Guide includes a book introduction, information for before, during, and after reading, and cross-curricular activities. Peachtree Publishers

 

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
The story of two drifter ranch hands who dream of owning their own land.

 

Of Sound Mind by Jean Ferris
Tired of interpreting for his deaf family and resentful of their reliance on him, high school senior Theo finds support and understanding from Ivy, a new student who also has a deaf parent.

  • Lesson Plan includes a summary, related books, curriculum connections, related websites, and a booktalk. South Carolina Young Adult Book Awards

 

Off to the Sweet Shores of Africa and Other Talking Drum Rhymes by Unobagh Uzo
A collection of poems featuring the animals, people, and cultures of Africa.

  • Activities include a summary, curriculum connections, and related titles. Louisiana Young Readers' Choice Award

 

Officer Buckle and Gloria by Peggy Rathmann
The children at Napville Elementary School always ignore Officer Buckle's safety tips, until a police dog named Gloria accompanies him when he gives his safety speeches.

  • Activities include writing and discussing safety. TeacherViews
  • Activities include creating a safety poster. Scholastic
  • Activity Cards for considering causes and using the imperative form, safety, and meeting the author. University of Virginia Curry School of Education
  • Activity Sheet for before, during, and after reading. First Book
  • Book Test Join the acceleratedreading Yahoo Group to access the test under Files/Charlotte's Archive.
  • Classroom Connections includes activities and web links. Annette Lamb
  • Crossword Puzzle Houghton Mifflin
  • Integrated Literature Unit with curricular connections. University of North Carolina
  • Lesson Plan about safety. TeacherViews
  • Lesson Plan promoting safety. SuccessLink
  • Lesson Plan using the guided reading technique. Deb Smith
  • Lesson Plan with vocabulary, open-ended questions, and activities. KYReads
  • Literature Unit features a discussion guide and extension activity. Scholastic
  • Study Guide includes pre-reading, during reading, and post reading activities. Weston Woods

 

OGBO : Sharing Life in an African Village by Onyefulu, Ifcoma
An African boy from Nigeria describes his village. He describes the people in the village sharing, celebrating, and helping one another.

 

Ogre Downstairs by Diana Wynne Jones
When a disagreeable man with two boys marries a widow with three children, family adjustments are complicated by two magic chemistry sets which cause strange things to happen around the house.

 

Ogres! Ogres! Ogres!: A Feasting Frenzy from A to Z  by Rosemary Wells
The letters of the alphabet are represented by an assortment of ogres devouring all sorts of foods.

  • Activities include alphabet-based word games. Trumpet

 

Oh Boy, Amelia by Marissa Moss
Ten-year-old Amelia watches her older sister Cleo change when she gets her first boyfriend, while Amelia takes a class in "life skills" and tries to figure out what it means that she likes shop class better than home economics.

  • Activities include creating a diary. TeacherViews

 

Oh, Brother by Johnneice Marshall Wilson 
Alex's older brother bullies him, taking his bicycle and his money, until Alex discovers a way to stand up for himself.

 

Oh Kojo! How Could You? by Verna Aardema
Relates how a young man named Kojo finally gets the better of the evil trickster, Anansi.

 

Oh No, It's Robert by Barbara Seuling
Robert Dorfman strives to win a classroom achievement contest.

  • Activities include ideas for language arts, art, science, and social studies. Page 50. North Carolina Children's Book Awards

 

Oh Say Can You Say? by Dr. Seuss
A collection of nonsensical tongue twisters

  • Lesson Plan for teaching phoneme awareness. Auburn University
  • Lesson Plan with vocabulary, open-ended questions, and activities. KYReads

 

Oh Say Can You Say Di-no-saur? by Bonnie Worth
Dr. Seuss's Cat in the Hat shows Sally and Dick how dinosaur fossils are excavated, assembled, and displayed in a museum.

  • Activity introduces a science concept. Scroll down the page. Random House

 

Oh Say Can You Seed? by Bonnie Worth
Dr. Seuss's Cat in the Hat examines the various parts of a plant.

  • Activity introduces a science concept. Scroll down the page. Random House

 

Oh, the Places He Went: The Story of Dr. Seuss by Maryann N. Weidt
Tells the story of how this shy boy traveled from being a discouraged artist and writer to becoming the creator of some of the most beloved children's books of all time.

  • Unit with cross-curricular activities. 
  • Activities include bookmarks, shape books, a word search, and more. ABC Teach

 

Oh, The Places You'll Go by Dr. Seuss
Advice in rhyme for proceeding in life; weathering fear, loneliness, and confusion; and being in charge of your actions.

  • Activities include making choices, a Venn diagram, and a character list. TeacherViews

·         Lesson Plan with shared reading and writing activities, word activities, and independent activities. Collins

 

Oh, The Things You Can Do That Are Good for You by Tish Rabe
With the help of the staff and equipment at a Seussian spa, the Cat in the Hat explains the basics of healthy living.

  • Activity introduces a science concept. Scroll down the page. Random House

 

Oh, Tucker by Steven Kroll
When Thelma's dog, Tucker, is called to breakfast, he goes bounding  through the house knocking over anything that's not nailed down.

  • Lesson Plan for writing a classificatory composition. A to Z Teacher Stuff

 

Oink! Moo! How Do You Do? by Grace Maccarone 
 A pig, cow, sheep, owl, and many other farmyard animals make a lot of noise as they come together to eat the newly harvested apples and corn.

  • Fun Sheet with activities, games, and crafts related to animals and a list of theme-related books. University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • Lesson Plan focuses on the skills of word play and sound manipulation. Liverpool, NY, School District

 

Old Bird by Irene Morck
Father buys an old mare to carry Archie and his brother to school every day. But the stubborn old horse has other ideas about her place on the farm. And in the battle of wills that follows, Bird gets a chance to show that she's not ready to go out to pasture just yet.

 

The Old Black Fly by  Jim Aylesworth
Rhyming text and illustrations follow a mischievous old black fly through the alphabet as he has a very busy bad day landing where he should not be.

  • Activities include cross-curricular ideas. Jim Aylesworth
  • Lesson Plan features alphabetical order.
  • Lesson Plan with vocabulary, open-ended questions, and activities. KYReads

 

The Old Brown Suitcase by Lillian Boraks-Nemetz
Slava, a teenage immigrant girl, moves to Canada from Poland after World War II. She struggles with life in a new country and is often haunted by her past war experiences with the German Nazis.

  • Activities include deciding what to pack in a suitcase. TeacherViews

 

Old Crump: The True Story of a Trip West by Laurie Lawlor
In 1850, a faithful ox helps a group of travelers survive their trip through Death Valley.

 

Old Granny and the Bean Thief by Cynthia DeFelice
After a thief steals Old Granny's beans while she is asleep at night, she gets some surprising help with catching him.

 

Old Henry by Joan W. Blos
Henry's neighbors are scandalized that he ignores them and lets his property get run down, until they drive him away and find themselves missing him. 

  • Activities include a word search puzzle, computer project, vocabulary, rhyming words, and related web links.

·         Guided Reading Lesson includes introduction to the text, discussion prompts and questions, post-reading activities and word study. Cobleskill-Richmondville Central School, NY

 

Old MacDonald Had a Woodshop by Lisa Shulman
A female Old MacDonald builds a farm in her workshop.

  • Activities include comparing story versions and creating a farm. TeacherViews
  • Activities include cross-curricular ideas. Page 36. North Carolina Children's Book Award
  • Booktalk Nancy Keane

 

Old Man and the Flea by Mary Elizabeth Hanson
An old man and his pet flea have wonderful times together until the townspeople think he is talking to himself.

  • Activities include cross-curricular ideas. Page 36. North Carolina Children's Book Award

 

Old Yeller by Fred Gipson
The story of a poor 1860's Texas family and the wonderful dog who befriends them. 

  • Activity includes questions to answer online and print out.
  • Curriculum Guide includes synopsis, author information, discussion questions, and activities. William Allen White Children's Book Award
  • Lesson Plan comparing the book and film to study simile, foreshadowing and onomatopoeia. Success Link
  • Lesson Plan with questions and activities by chapter. Ottawa-Carleton Catholic Schools
  • Lesson Plan includes activities, projects, puzzles, and online quizzes by chapter. Mountain City Elementary School, TN
  • Student Study Guide with questions, vocabulary, and enrichment activities by chapter. Test

 

Olive the Other Reindeer by Vivian Walsh
Thinking that "all of the other reindeer" she hears people singing about refers to her, Olive the dog reports to the North Pole to help Santa Claus on Christmas Eve.

  • Activities include alphabetizing. TeacherViews
  • Book Test Join the acceleratedreading Yahoo Group to access the test under Files/Charlotte's Archive.
  • Questions to ask before, during, and after reading. Family TLC

 

Olive's Ocean by Kevin Henkes
On a summer visit to her grandmother's cottage by the ocean, twelve-year-old Martha gains perspective on the death of a classmate, on her relationship with her grandmother, on her feelings for an older boy, and on her plans to be a writer.

 

Oliver Hyde's Dishcloth Concert by Richard Kennedy
A fiddler who went into seclusion after his wife's death agrees to play at a wedding. When he finds that only sacks of grain are around to listen, he goes in search of company.

  • Book Quiz Charleston County, SC, School District

 

Oliver's Vegetables by Vivian French
While visiting his grandfather, who has a wonderful garden, Oliver learns to eat vegetables other than potatoes.

  • Lesson Plan for seeing, touching, or taste at least one vegetable and includes comprehension questions. (Texas Department of Health)

 

Olivia by Ian Falconer
Whether at home getting ready for the day, enjoying the beach, or at bedtime, Olivia is a feisty pig who has too much energy for her own good.

  • Activities include using sand. Family Education
  • Activities include creative writing and art.ThinkQuest
  • Activity Kit Simon & Schuster
  • Booktalk Nancy Keane
  • Literature Learning Ladder with links to the author and classroom connections. Eduscapes - Annette Lamb
  • Screensaver to download. Simon & Schuster
  • Teaching Plan includes using the illustrations to retell the story and create a new story. Scholastic
  • WebQuest  includes the following content areas:  reading, art, music, social studies. Western Kentucky University

 

Olivia and the Missing Toy by Ian Falconer
When her best toy mysteriously disappears, Olivia the feisty pig is determined to find out who is responsible.

 

Olivia Counts by Ian Falconer
Olivia the pig introduces the numbers one through ten in her uniquely dramatic style.

 

Olivia Saves the Circus by Ian Falconer
At school, Olivia tells about her summer vacation and how, when she went to the circus and all the performers were out sick, she saved the day, becoming Olivia the Tattooed Lady, Olivia the Lion Tamer, The Amazing Flying Olivia, and more.

  • Activity Kit Simon & Schuster
  • Teaching Plan includes activities for retelling the story and creating a new story. Scholastic

 

Olivia's Opposites by Ian Falconer
Olivia the pig demonstrates a series of opposites in her uniquely dramatic style.

 

Ollie Goes to School by Elizabeth Rodger
Ollie is going to school for the first time and he is worried about how his day will go.  He soon discovers that there are plenty of interesting things to do.

  • Lesson Plan includes interactive story reading with questions and extension activities. Saginaw Valley State University

 

Oma's Quilt by Paulette Bourgeois
Emily comes up with a wonderful way to cheer her grandmother when the elderly woman is forced to leave her house on Maple Street after many, many years and move to Forest View Retirement Home.

  • WebQuest for designing a quilt square. Bowling Green State University

 

On Beyond Bugs! by Tish Rabe
The Cat in the Hat and his friends exploring the many different kinds of insects, their characteristics, and behavior.

  • Activity introduces a science concept. Scroll down the page. Random House

 

On My Honor by Marion Dane Bauer
When his best friend drowns while they are both swimming in a treacherous river that they had promised never to go near, Joel is devastated and terrified at having to tell both sets of parents the terrible  consequences of their disobedience.

  • Activities include discussing consequences. TeacherViews

·         Activities Help4Teachers

  • Anticipation Guide with pre-reading questions. Kidreach
  • Book Test Join the acceleratedreading Yahoo Group to access the test under Files/Charlotte's Archive.
  • Booktalk Nancy Keane
  • Curriculum Guide includes synopsis, author information, discussion questions, and activities. William Allen White Children's Book Award
  • Discussion Questions
  • Internet Connections to accompany the book. Annette Lamb
  • Lesson Plan includes vocabulary, related activities, and discussion questions. Lincoln Public Schools (Nebraska)
  • Lesson Plan with activities for before, during, and after reading. Kansas City Public Schools
  • Literature Worksheet includes questions by chapter and activities. Anita Henson
  • Literature Unit includes vocabulary, comprehension questions, quizzes, and tests.
  • Novel Study Guide includes pre-reading activities and chapter response questions. Yennadon (Canada) Elementary School
  • Teacher's Guide Random House

 

On the Banks of Plum Creek by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Laura and her family move to Minnesota where they live in a dugout until a new house is built and face misfortunes caused by flood, blizzard, and grasshoppers.

·         Literature Circle Lesson 2 Appalachian State University

  • Teaching Guide includes general discussion questions and suggestions for reaching across the curriculum. Harper
  • Teaching Unit includes activities for before, during, and after reading. Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum

 

On the Day Peter Stuyvesant Sailed Into Town by Arnold Lobel
Finding the appearance of New Amsterdam a total disgrace, Peter Stuyvesant begins issuing no-nonsense proclamations to rectify the situation.

  • Activities include decision-making. TeacherViews

 

On the Day You Were Born by Debra Frasier
When a new baby is born, the earth celebrates as the moon pulls, the tides rise, the rain falls, and word of the baby’s coming is passed from animal to animal.

·         Activities for the family. Reading Rainbow

·         Teacher's Guide Reading Rainbow

·         Teacher's Guide includes a synopsis, discussion questions and activities for before, during and after reading, and cross-curricular activities. Harcourt 

 

On the Dog (Andrew Lost series) by J. C. Greenburg
When ten-year-old Andrew invents a shrinking machine, he does not expect to
be sucked into the machine along with his cousin Judy, only to end up in a dog's nose.

  • Activities include simple science experiments. Random House

 

On the Far Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George
Sam's peaceful existence in his wilderness home is disrupted when his sister runs away and his pet falcon is confiscated by a conservation officer.

  • Book Test Join the acceleratedreading Yahoo Group to access the test under Files/Charlotte's Archive.
  • Lesson Plan features a review, things to notice and talk, activities and  related books. Carol Hurst

 

On the Go by Ann Morris
Striking photographs and simple text convey to young children the many ways people around the world travel from one place to another.

  • Fun Sheet with activities related to transportation and a list of theme-related books. University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

 

On the Long Trail Home by Elisabeth J. Stewart
Meli and her brother Tahlikwa escape from the Cherokee people being herded westward on the Trail of Tears, determined to return to their beloved mountain home.

 

On the Mayflower:Voyage of the Ship's Apprentice & a Passenger Girl by Kate Waters
A twelve-year-old apprentice and a seven-year-old passenger experience the first voyage of the Mayflower.

  • Booktalk Nancy Keane
  • Lesson Plan with vocabulary, open-ended questions, and activities. KYReads
  • Questions to ask before, during, and after reading. Family TLC

 

On the Pampas by María Cristina Brusca
An account of a little girl's idyllic summer at her grandparents' ranch on the pampas of Argentina.

  • Book Quiz Charleston County, SC, School District
  • Internet Workshop about how life on a ranch has changed over the last 100 years. Scott Foresman
  • Lesson Plan with vocabulary, open-ended questions, and activities. KYReads

 

On the Road by Jack Kerouac
A saga of youth adrift in America.

  • Lesson Plan includes introductory information and discussion questions.

 

On the Same Day in March: A Tour of the World's Weather by Marilyn Singer
Highlights a wide variety of weather conditions by taking a tour around the world and examining weather in different places on the same day in March.

  • Lesson Plan includes pre- and post- reading questions and activities. Reading Is Fundamental
  • Questions to ask before, during, and after reading. Family TLC

 

On the Way Home: A Dairy of a Trip from South Dakota to Mansfield, Missouri in 1894 by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Describes the sights and events a frontier family encounters travelling from South Dakota to the Ozarks.

  • Lesson Plan features activities related to economics concepts and geography themes. Montgomery County (Maryland) Public Schools

 

Once: A Lullaby by B. P. Nichol
Rhymed text and illustrations describe young animals and children in the moments just before they fall asleep.

  • Activity for making a book using animals and sentence patterns. TeacherViews

 

Once I Was by Niki Leopold
A rhyming expression of the exciting growth and change experienced in childhood.

  • Activity includes using a pattern for writing. Nancy Polette

 

Once There Was a Bull...Frog by Rick Walton
A bullfrog in the Old West loses his hop in this lively tale where each page must be turned to complete the previous image.

  • Lesson Plan with Internet activities for before, during, and after reading. Ball State University

 

Once There Was a Tree by Natalia Romanova
An old stump attracts many living creatures, even man, and when it is
gone, a new tree attracts the same creatures, who need it for a variety of reasons.

·         Activities for the family. Reading Rainbow

 

Once Upon a Company by Wendy Halperin
A young boy and his two sisters started a wreath-making business and a peanut butter and jelly lemonade stand to make money for college. 

 

Once Upon a Dime by Nancy Kelly Allen
For organic farmer Truman Worth, money does grow on trees.

  • Lesson Plan focuses on the economic concept of trade and money. KidEconBooks

 

Once Upon a Golden Apple by Jean Little
While on a picnic, a father puts together familiar elements from various stories until he comes up with a version his children like.

·         Activities from the author. Scroll down the page. Phoebe Gilman

 

Once Upon a Marigold by Jean Ferris
A young man with a mysterious past and a penchant for inventing things leaves the troll who raised him, meets an unhappy princess he has loved from afar, and discovers a plot against her and her father.

  • Booktalk Nancy Keane
  • Activities include a booktalk and curriculum tie-ins. Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award
  • Lesson Plan includes a summary, related books, curriculum connections, related websites, and a booktalk. South Carolina Junior Book Awards

 

One Bear in the Picture by Caroline Bucknall
Though he wants to look his best for the class photograph, Ted Bear finds it very hard to stay clean.

  • Activity emphasizes character education. Georgia Humanities Council

 

One Candle by Eve Bunting
Every year a family celebrates Hanukkah by retelling the story of how Grandma and her sister managed to mark the day while in a German concentration camp.

  • Questions to ask before and after reading. Family TLC

 

One Day at Wood Green Animal Shelter by Patricia Casey
It is a very busy day at Wood Green Animal Shelter, where the workers take care of a variety of animals that need their help.

  • Activities. Scroll down the page. Washington Children's Choice Picture Book Award

 

One Day in the Desert by Jean Craighead George
Explains how the animal and human inhabitants of the Sonoran Desert of Arizona, including a mountain lion, a roadrunner, a coyote, a tortoise, and members of the Papago Indian tribe, adapt to and survive the desert's merciless heat.

  • Activities include science ideas and writing. TeacherViews
  • Book Quiz Charleston County, SC, School District
  • Vocabulary Quizzes include concentration, flashcards, and word search. Quia-Jeanette Spott

 

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
One man's struggle to maintain his dignity as a man in a Russian concentration  camp.

  • Study Guide includes pre- and post-reading questions and activities, graphic organizers, assessment instruments, related media links and readings, and reproducible worksheets. Glencoe Literature Library

 

One Day in the Prairie by Jean Craighead George
The animals on a prairie wildlife refuge sense an approaching tornado and seek protection before it touches down and destroys everything in its path.

  • Lesson Plan focuses on collecting data. Kansas State University

 

One Duck Stuck by Phyllis Root
In this counting book, increasingly larger groups of animals try to help a duck that is stuck in the sleepy, slimy marsh.

  • Activities for before, during, and after reading. PBS-Between the Lions

 

One Eye Laughing, The Other Weeping: The Diary of Julie Weiss, Vienna, Austria To New York, 1938 (Dear America series) by Barry Denenberg
During the Nazi persecution of the Jews in Austria, twelve-year-old Julie escapes to America to live with her relatives in New York City

·         Book Test Join the acceleratedreading Yahoo Group to access the test under Files/Charlotte's Archive.

  • Discussion Guide features an introduction for the discussion leader, a summary of the book, questions designed to encourage conversation, a number of student activities related to the book and its period, and an interview with the book's author. Scholastic

 

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss
A story-poem about the activities of such unusual animals as the Nook, Wump, Yink, Yop, Gack, and the Zeds. 

  • Activity using technology to imitate the book's patterns.
  • Activity uses a Venn diagram. Teachers.net
  • Book Test Join the acceleratedreading Yahoo Group to access the test under Files/Charlotte's Archive.
  • Lesson Plan featuring recalling and spelling words from the story using the phonograms: -ad, -op, -ish, -ink and -ump. AskERIC
  • Lesson Plan for identifying the digraph /sh/, its sound in familiar words, and its spelling. Auburn University
  • Lesson Plan with vocabulary, open-ended questions, and activities. KYReads

·         Lesson Plan with shared reading and writing activities, word activities, and independent activities. Collins

·         Lesson Plan focuses on language arts, math, and technology. Sabine Parish, LA, School District

 

One Grain of Rice: A Mathematical Folktale by Demi
A reward of one grain of rice doubles day by day into millions of grains of rice when a selfish raja is outwitted by a clever village girl.

  • Activities include using calculators, writing, and research. TeacherViews
  • Activity using math related to the book. Beaumont Publishing

·         Activity for alphabetical order. Quia-Heather Kurtenbach

  • Integrated Literature Unit with curricular connections. Two Units. University of North Carolina
  • Internet Workshop about India. Scott Foresman
  • Lesson Plan features using the problem solving strategy of "find a pattern" to predict the number of grains of rice. AskERIC
  • Lesson Plan uses the book to teach place value with games and puzzles. AskERIC
  • Lesson Plan focuses on the economic concept of scarcity. KidEconBooks
  • Teaching Guide with curriculum connections. Children's Literature Association of Utah
  • Vocabulary Activities include matching, word search, concentration, and flash cards. Quia-Heather Kurtenbach

 

One Hundred Hungry Ants by Elinor J. Pinczes
One hundred hungry ants head towards a picnic to get yummies for their tummies, but stops to change their line formation, showing different divisions of one hundred, cause them to lose both time and food in the end.

  • Activities include drawing. TeacherViews
  • Activities for beginning mathematics. Trumpet
  • Lesson Plan with vocabulary, open-ended questions, and activities. KYReads
  • Lesson Plan focuses on problem solving Kansas State University
  • Lesson Plan focuses on arrays. Kansas State University

 

One Hundred is a Family by Pam Munoz Ryan
Groups making up many different kinds of "families" introduce the numbers from one to ten and then by tens to one hundred.

  • Activities include creating a book about families. TeacherViews

 

One Hungry Monster by Susan Heyboer O'Keefe
A young boy's adventure with ten naughty, but lovable monsters becomes a counting story full of mischief, food, and fun.  

  • Extension Activity includes cross-curricular ideas in art and math. Scholastic 
  • Lesson Plan with vocabulary, open-ended questions, and activities. KYReads

 

The One in the Middle Is a Green Kangaroo by Judy Blume
Freddy hates being the middle one in the family until he gets a part in the school play.

  • Activities include suffixes and compound words. TeacherViews
  • Lesson Plan for writing and illustrating a sandwich book. Scroll down the page.
  • Lesson Plan includes writing about the feelings of characters. Learn NC
  • Reader's Theater Rick Swallow

 

One Is One by Tasha Tudor
Rhyming verse and pictures introduce the numbers from one to twenty.

  • Activities include making a picture number line. TeacherViews

 

One Light, One Sun by Raffi
Two families discover that despite outward differences, they are really very much alike. 

  • Lesson Plan about identifying action verbs and nouns. Scroll down the page.

 

One Little Mouse by Dori Chaconas
Woodland animals, from two moles to ten opossums, offer to share their homes with a little mouse who is dissatisfied with his own.

  • Teacher's Guide includes pre-reading activities, comprehension questions, and  multiple intelligence group projects. Tracie Vaughn Zimmer

 

One Monday by Amy Huntington
Over the course of a week, the wind plays havoc all around Annabelle's farm.

  • WebQuest to learn about the days of the week. Bowling Green State University 

 

One More River by Lynne Reid Banks
Resentful at being forced to leave Canada, Lesley's adjustment to life in the Israeli kibbutz is not easy.

  • Teacher's Guide includes a synopsis, websites and enrichment, vocabulary development, comprehension, timeline activity, map activity, understanding two points of view, and linking the novel to current events.

 

One More Step by Sheree Fitch
When Julian's mother decides to marry a French-Canadian man, Julian learns that it is not always blood that determines true family.

  • Teacher's Guide includes an author profile, a summary, research topics, activities, and discussion questions. Wordfest

 

One More Valley, One More Hill: The Story of Aunt Clara Brown by Linda Lowery
Chronicles the extraordinary life of black pioneer Aunt Clara Brown who bought herself out of slavery, crossed the country to the frontier, became a wealthy entrepreneur, and eventually tracked down her lost daughter, sold  way from her 47 years before. 

  • Teacher's Guide includes pre-reading activities and thematic and curriculum connections. Random House

 

One Morning in Maine by Robert McCloskey
It's a big day for a little girl when she discovers her first loose tooth and makes a trip to the grocery store on the mainland.

  • Activities include making a book about teeth. TeacherViews

 

One Riddle One Answer by Lauren Thompson
A sultan's daughter who loves numbers and riddles devises a plan to find the man who is best suited to be her husband.

  • Activities Scroll down to page 8. Washington Children's Choice Picture Book Award

 

One Small Dog by Johanna Hurwitz
Curtis gets a dog when his parents divorce, but his beloved new dog causes problems that he did not expect.

·         Lesson Plan includes curriculum connections and activities, book talk suggestions, summary, and related websites. Scroll down the page. Sasquatch Reading Award

 

One Small Garden by Barbara Nichol
Brings together stories and anecdotes about gardens, all the while following the life of one garden throughout one year.

  • Teacher's Guide includes an author profile, a summary, research topics, activities, and discussion questions. Wordfest

 

One Summer Day by Kim Lewis 
Little Max wants a closer look at the huge red tractor which passes by his house, so when his friend takes him for a walk to watch it at work, he is delighted.

  • Questions to ask before, during, and after reading. Family TLC

 

One Sun by Bruce McMillan
Describes a day at the beach in a series of terse verses (verses made up of two monosyllabic words that rhyme) accompanied by photographs.

  • Activity for matching puzzles cards and rhyming words. Includes printable copies of reproducible forms. PALS Activity Center at the University of Virginia
  • Questions to ask before, during, and after reading. Family TLC

 

One Thing I'm Good At by Karen Lynn Williams
Julie, a middle child, feels overwhelmed by problems with her schoolwork, her teenage sister's moodiness, and her father's recent heart attack, all of which make her feel dumb and useless.

 

One TV Blasting and a Pig Outdoors by Deborah Abbott & Henry Kisor
Conan describes life with his father who lost his hearing at the age of three.

  • Activities include learning about the loss of senses. TeacherViews

 

One Tiger Growls by Ginger Wadsworth
Describes the behavior of and sounds made by various animals, from one growling tiger to twenty croaking frogs.

 

One Tiny Turtle by Nicola Davies
The story of a tiny sea turtle who swims out to sea, then returns after a few years to the beach where she was born to lay her eggs before returning to the sea. Includes many facts about sea turtles.

  • Activities. Scroll down the page. Washington Children's Choice Picture Book Award
  • Activities with curriculum content connections. Scroll down to page 24. North Carolina Children's Book Award

 

One...Two...Three Sassafras! by Stuart Murphy
At a family reunion, the cousins line up in order of their ages to get their pictures taken, introducing the concept of numerical order.

 

One Was Johnny by Maurice Sendak
When unwelcome visitors come to call, Johnny counts to ten and back again to get rid of them all. 

  • Study Guide includes pre-reading, during reading, and post reading activities. Weston Woods

 

One Windy Wednesday by Phyllis Root
When the wind blows so hard that it blows the quack right out of the duck, the oink out of the pig and so on, Bonnie Bumble works hard to get each animal's sound back where it belongs.

  • Activity Cards include the wind, kites, and author study. University of Virginia Curry School of Education

 

One Zillion Valentines by Frank Modell
Two enterprising friends, Milton and Marvin, prove that valentines are for everyone.

  • Study Guide includes pre-reading, during reading, and post reading activities. Weston Woods

 

Onion John by Joseph Krumgold
His friendship with the town odd-jobs man, Onion John, causes a conflict between Andy and his father.

  • Activity includes questions to answer online and print out.
  • Book Project features writing a paper describing the events that led up to John leaving town. A Read Across America Project featuring New Jersey. University of Virginia Curry School of Education

 

Only the Names Remain: The Cherokees and the Trail of Tears by Alex W. Bealer
Tells how the Cherokee nation was cheated out of its land in the mountains of Georgia in the 1830s by white men and political leaders who refused to enforce the laws protecting Native-American rights, forcing the Cherokees to begin a treacherous journey to Arkansas which claimed many of their lives.

  • Questions to ask before, during, and after reading. Family TLC

 

Oops, Clifford (Clifford the Big Red Dog series) by Norman Bridwell
Clifford the big red dog is so large that he gets into trouble even when he is trying to do good deeds. 

·         Book Test Join the acceleratedreading Yahoo Group to access the test under Files/Charlotte's Archive.

  • Lesson Plan with vocabulary, open-ended questions, and activities. KYReads

 

Open Wide: Tooth School Inside by Laurie Keller
Through a classroom setting in which teeth are the students, presents information about the structure and care of teeth and the services provided by dentists.

  • WebQuest to learn about keeping healthy teeth. Bowling Green State University 

 

Opening Days: Sports Poems by Lee Bennett Hopkins
A collection of nineteen poems about various sports including baseball, skiing, karate, and tennis.

  • Questions to ask before and after reading. Family TLC

 

Opossum and the Great Firemaker by Jan M. Mike
Relates the traditional Cora Indian tale in which Opossum outwits the larger and more powerful Iguana and returns the stolen fire to the people of the earth.

  • Activities include learning about trickster tales and writing. TeacherViews

 

Opt: An Illusionary Tale by Arline and Arthur Baum
A magical tale of optical illusions, in which objects seem to shift color and size while images appear and disappear.

·         Activities for the family. Reading Rainbow

 

Or Give Me Death: A Novel of Patrick Henry's Family by Ann Rinaldi
With their father away most of the time advocating independence for the American colonies, the children of Patrick Henry try to raise themselves, manage the family plantation, and care for their mentally ill mother.

 

(The Orange Outlaw (A to Z Mysteries series) by Ron Roy
While visiting Dink's uncle in New York City, Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose help uncover who is responsible for stealing a very valuable painting.

  • Teacher's Guide includes activities to be used with all books in the series. Random House

 

Oregon, Sweet, Oregon (Pettycoat Party series) by Kathleen Karr
As her family and other members of the Petticoat Party settle into their new lives in the Oregon territory, thirteen-year-old Phoebe Brown yearns for more of the freedoms she had experienced on the difficult cross-country journey.

  • Teaching Guide includes activities across the curriculum. Childrenslit.com

 

Oreo® Cookie Counting Book by Sarah Albe
Readers can count down as ten OREO cookies are dunked, nibbled, and stacked one by one until there are none.

  • Activities include math ideas using oreos. Trumpet

 

The Original Adventures of Hank the Cowdog by John R. Erickson
Hank the Cowdog, Head of Ranch Security, is framed for the murder of a chicken and becomes an outlaw with the coyotes.

  • Activities include story mapping and a character cube. TeacherViews

 

The Original Freddie Ackerman by Hadley Irwin
Twelve-year-old Trevor Frederick Ackerman refuses to spend another summer with his extended family of divorced parents, step-parents, and step-brothers and step-sisters, so he is sent up to Maine to stay with two eccentric great aunts and there gets involved with some interesting people and an unexpected mystery.

  • Lesson Plan includes a book summary, activities, and a bibliography. Maine Association of School Libraries

 

ORP by Suzy Kline
Orville Rudmeyer Pygenski, Jr.'s, decision to form an "I Hate My Name Club" has some surprising results.

  • Activities from the author that involve the reader in book related experiences.

 

ORP and the Chop Suey Burgers by Suzy Kline
Eleven-year-old Orville enters a cooking contest, which he has high hopes of winning with his recipe for chop suey burgers.

  • Activities from the author that involve the reader in book related experiences.

 

ORP Goes to the Hoop by Suzy Kline
All-star baseball pitcher Orp goes out for basketball in the seventh grade and finds that the skills he has developed in his old sport can be effectively transferred to his new one.

  • Activities from the author that involve the reader in book related experiences.
  • Book Test Join the acceleratedreading Yahoo Group to access the test under Files/Charlotte's Archive.

 

Orphan Boy by Tololwa M. Mollel
Though delighted that an orphan boy has come into his life, an old man becomes insatiably curious about the boy's mysterious powers.

  • Lesson Plan includes enrichment activities and related Internet resources. TeacherVision

 

The Orphan of Ellis Island by Elvira Woodruff
During a school trip to Ellis Island, Dominick Avaro, a ten-year-old foster child, travels back in time to 1908 Italy and accompanies two young emigrants to America.

  • Activities from the author.
  • Book Test Join the acceleratedreading Yahoo Group to access the test under Files/Charlotte's Archive.

 

The Orphan Train Adventures series by Joan Lowery Nixon
A series of book about children sent on an orphan train from New York City to live with farm families in Missouri during the 1860s.

 

Orphan Train Rider by Andrea Warren
Discusses the placement of over 200,000 orphaned or abandoned children in homes throughout the Midwest from 1854 to 1929 by recounting the story of one boy and his brothers.

  • Lesson Plan includes questions for before and after reading, cross-curricular activities, and a quiz. Houghton Mifflin Education Place
  • Online Quiz Houghton Mifflin Education Place
  • Word Search Houghton Mifflin Education Place

 

Ostrich Eye by Beth Cooley
Fifteen-year-old Ginger, who lives with her mother, stepfather, and younger stepsister and never knew her father, is convinced that the strange man who keeps showing up unexpectedly is really her dad.

  • Booktalk Random House
  • Teacher's Guide includes a pre-reading activity, thematic connections, curriculum connections, and Internet resources. Random House

 

 

Other Bells for Us to Ring by Robert Cormier
When her father is transferred to an army camp in Massachusetts during the Second World War, Darcy feels isolated in her French-Canadian neighborhood until she meets the vivacious Kathleen Mary O'Hara and learns about Catholicism.

 

The Other Shepards by Adele Griffin
Teenage Holland and her younger sister Geneva, having always lived under the shadow of siblings who died before they were born, struggle to establish separate identities and escape from the oppressive weight of their parents' continuing grief.

·         Activities include summary, related readings, curriculum connections, and author information. Scroll down the page. South Carolina Association of School Librarians

 

The Other Side by Jacqueline Woodson
Two girls, one white and one African-American, gradually get to know each other as they sit on the fence that divides their town.

  • Activities. Scroll down the page. Washington Children's Choice Picture Book Award
  • Activities with curriculum content connections. Scroll down to page 23. North Carolina Children's Book Award
  • Activities include summary, related readings, curriculum tie-ins, and weblinks. South Carolina Association of School Librarians
  • Booktalk Nancy Keane
  • Lesson Plan about the figurative language in the book. Concord College
  • Lesson Plan includes information about the author, activities, related books and weblinks. Scroll down the page. Texas Bluebonnet Award
  • Lesson Plan includes a summary, author and/or illustrator profiles, and activities for before and after reading. School-Library.org

 

The Other Side of the Mountain by E. G. Valens
The story of Jill Kinmon, the paraplegic skier.

  • Activity includes questions to answer online and print out.

 

The Other Side of Truth by Beverley Naidoo
Smuggled out of Nigeria after their mother's murder, Sade and her younger brother are abandoned in London when their uncle fails to meet them at the airport and they are fearful of their new surroundings and of what may have happened to their journalist father back in Nigeria.

  • Booktalk Nancy Keane
  • Book Discussion Guide includes a summary, booktalk, discussion questions, and related websites. Multnomah County Public Library (Oregon)
  • Lesson Plan includes a summary, related books, curriculum connections, related websites, and a booktalk. South Carolina Junior Book Award

 

Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great by Judy Blume
A summer in Tarrytown, New York, forces ten-year-old Sheila to face several fears--dogs and swimming to name a couple--and learn some truths about herself.

  • Activities for discussion and writing. Boston University

 

Otis Spofford by Beverly Cleary
A mischievous, impudent boy is nevertheless lovable.

  • Activities include comprehension questions. TeacherViews

·         Book Test Join the acceleratedreading Yahoo Group to access the test under Files/Charlotte's Archive.

 

Otters Under Water by Jim Arnosky
Shows two young otters frolicking and feeding in a pond.

  • Activities include drawing and retelling. TeacherViews

 

Otto Goes to Camp by Todd Parr
When Otto goes to camp, everyone else makes fun of the things he has brought along, but one of those things comes in very handy.

 

Our Big Home: An Earth Poem by Linda Glaser
Describes the water, air, soil, sky, sun, and more shared by all living creatures on Earth.

·         Activities for the family. Reading Rainbow

·         Teacher's Guide Reading Rainbow

 

Our Country's Presidents by Ann Bausum
Profiles each of the American presidents, from George Washington to George W. Bush, and examine various facets of the presidency.

  • Questions to ask before and after reading. Family TLC

 

Our Earth by Anne Rockwell
A simple introduction to geography which explains such things as how the earth was shaped, how islands are born from volcanoes, and how gushing springs affect rivers.

·         Teacher's Guide includes a synopsis, discussion questions and activities for before, during and after reading, and cross-curricular activities. Harcourt 

 

Our Family Tree: An Evolution Story by Lisa Westberg Peters
Relates the evolution of the family of mankind, from single cells in the sea to human beings with "big brains that wonder who we are."

 

Our Man Weston by Gordon Korman
Tom tries to stop his twin brother, a bumbling amateur detective, from tracking down a possible spy at a Canadian resort hotel where the brothers are employed for the summer.

 

Our Only May Amelia by Jennifer L. Holm
As the only girl in a Finnish American family of seven brothers, May Amelia Jackson resents being expected to act like a lady while growing up in Washington state in 1899.

 

Our Snowman Had Olive Eyes by Charlotte Herman
A grandmother moves in with her daughter's family, and things change for all involved.

 

Our Stars by Anne Rockwell
A simple introduction to the stars, planets, and outer space.

·         Teacher's Guide includes a synopsis, discussion questions and activities for before, during and after reading, and cross-curricular activities. Harcourt 

 

Our Strange Land: Elizabeth's Diary (My America series) by Patricia Hermes 
Nine-year-old Elizabeth keeps a journal of her experiences in the New World as she encounters Indians, suffers hunger and the death of friends, and helps her father build their first home.

  • Discussion Guide features an introduction for the discussion leader, a summary of the book, questions designed to encourage conversation, a number of student activities related to the book and its period, and an interview with the book's author. Scholastic

 

Our Soccer League by Chuck Solomon
Text and photographs follow the Falcons and the Sluggers, two pony-cub soccer teams as they prepare for and play the big game.

  • Lesson Plan includes activities, spelling, and vocabulary.

 

Out of Darkness: The Story of Louis Braille by Russell Freedman
A biography of the nineteenth-century Frenchman who, having been blinded himself at the age of three, went on to develop a system of raised dots on paper that enabled blind people to read and write.

  • Book Test Join the acceleratedreading Yahoo Group to access the test under Files/Charlotte's Archive.
  • Curriculum Connections  Children's Literature Association of Utah

 

Out of Sight: Pictures of Hidden Worlds by Seymour Simon
Shows pictures of objects which are too small, too far away, or too fast to see without mechanical assistance such as microscopes, telescopes, X-rays, and other techniques.

  • Activities include a summary, curriculum connections, and related titles. Louisiana Young Readers' Choice Award

 

Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse
Billie Jo struggles to help her family survive the dustbowl years of the Depression on her Oklahoma farm..

·         Guided Reading Lesson includes introduction to the text, discussion prompts and questions, post-reading activities and word study. Cobleskill-Richmondville Central School, NY

·         Guided Reading Lesson 2 includes introduction to the text, discussion prompts and questions, post-reading activities and word study. Cobleskill-Richmondville Central School, NY

  • Literature Unit includes a discussion guide, writing prompt, and vocabulary builder. Scholastic
  • Lesson Plan using literature and technology to study the depression.
  • Lesson Plan includes a review, things to notice and talk about, activities, and related books. Carol Hurst
  • Lesson Plan includes a synopsis, general review; discussion questions and activity suggestions. Scroll down the page. South Central Kansas Library System
  • Literature Circle Lesson Scroll down the page. Appalachian State University
  • Literature Circle Project with a summary, related links and books, and response activities.
  • PowerPoint Presentation Florida State University
  • Quiz Scholastic
  • Study Guide Book Links
  • Study Questions for advanced discussion and writing with page references. Literary Link
  • Study Guide includes a summary, characters, key ideas, and questions for after reading. National Geographic Book Club
  • Teaching Ideas Ohio Literacy Resource Center
  • WebQuest with a task of historical research related to the Dust Bowl and the Depression. Plainfield, IN, Public Schools
  • WebQuest focuses on the character's life. Florida State University

 

Out of the Ocean by Debra Frasier
A young girl and her mother walk along the beach and marvel at the treasures cast up by the sea and the wonders of the world around them.

  • Activities from the author include making an ocean museum and identifying sharks' teeth.

·         Teacher's Guide includes a synopsis, discussion questions and activities for before, during and after reading, and cross-curricular activities. Harcourt 

 

Outside and Inside Bats by Sandra Markle
Describes the inner and outer workings of bats, discussing their diet,
anatomy, and reproduction. 

 

The Outside Chance of Maximilian Glick by Morley Torgov
A young Jewish boy growing up in Canadian town in 1960's is caught between his own dreams and the traditions of his family.

  • Teacher's Guide include vocabulary words, questions by chapter, activities, and curriculum extensions. Raincoast Publishers

 

The Outside Dog by Charlotte Pomerantz
Marisol, who lives in Puerto Rico, wants a dog very much but her grandfather will not let her have one, until a skinny mutt wins him over.

  • Activities include comprehension questions by chapter. TeacherViews
  • Book Test Join the acceleratedreading Yahoo Group to access the test under Files/Charlotte's Archive.
  • Integrated Literature Unit with curricular connections. University of North Carolina

 

Outside the Window by Anna Egan Smucker
A mother bird describes the bedtime activities of a little boy to her five curious babies.

  • Activities include teaching point of view. TeacherViews

 

The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton
Three brothers struggle to stay together after their parents' death, as they search for an identity among the conflicting values of their adolescent society in which they find themselves "outsiders."

·         Lesson Plan uses technology. Scroll down the page. Irving, TX, Independent School District

·         Lesson Plan includes online tasks by chapter. Tricia Ballew

  • Literature Unit with study questions, quizzes, and a Jeopardy game.
  • Literature Response Guide includes  writing activities, discussion questions, and literary elements.
  • Novel Guide includes background information, chapter summaries, and post-reading activities. Holt, Rinehart and Winston
  • Novel Project for individual and group reading and presentation. KidReach
  • Novel Study includes study questions with vocabulary by chapter and essay topics. Halifax Regional Schools
  • Online Trivia Quiz Fun Trivia
  • Online Trivia Quiz about characters in the book.Fun Trivia
  • Quiz includes 10 online questions. Quia 
  • Quiz Cliff Notes
  • Simple Questions using yes/no and true/false answers for various chapters. Taking Grades Publishing Company
  • Study Questions for advanced discussion and writing. Literary Link
  • Test with multiple choice questions.
  • Unit includes activities, strategies, and worksheets. Novelinks-Brigham Young University
  • WebQuest for investigating the mystery of a gang murder. Florida State University

 

Ovals, Rectangles, Squares, Triangles by Jennifer Burke
Shows concrete examples of real life geometric objects, index cards, rulers, and pencils.

  • Lesson Plan focuses on identifying geometrical shapes. Kansas State University

 

Over in the Meadow by Olive Wadsworth
Adapted by John Langstaff
This rhyming, counting book uses animals in the meadow and pond to count through the book.

 

Over on the Farm by Christopher Gunson
Mother animals instruct their little ones to stretch, scratch, or snuggle as the reader counts the babies while wandering through farm, forest, and fields.

  • Lesson Plan focuses on the skills of segmenting, isolating and blending. Liverpool, NY, School District

 

Over Sea, Under Stone by Susan Cooper
Three children on vacation in Cornwall find an ancient manuscript which sends them on a dangerous quest that entraps them in the eternal battle between the forces of the Light and the Dark.

  • Lesson Plan includes discussion questions and activities.

 

Over the Green Hills by Rachel Isadora
Zolani, who lives in a rural black homeland in South Africa, goes with his mother to visit his Grandma Zindzi.

  • Activities include retelling and comparative analysis. TeacherViews

 

Over the River and Through the Woods by Lydia Maria Child
An illustrated version of the poem that became a well-known song about a journey through the snow to grandfather's house for Thanksgiving dinner.

  • Questions to ask before, during, and after reading. Family TLC

 

Over the Top of the World: Explorer Will Steger's Trek Across the Arctic by Will Steger and Jon Bowermaster
An account of explorer Will Steger's expedition from Russia to Canada by way of the North Pole, traveling by dog sled and canoe.

 

Overboard by Elizabeth Fama
Escaping from a sinking ferry in the waters off Sumatra, fourteen-year-old Emily fights for survival for herself and a young Indonesian boy, who draws courage from his quiet but firm Islamic faith.

 

Owen by Kevin Henkes
Owen’s parents try to get him to give up his favorite blanket before he starts to school. Their individual ideas fail, but together they come up with a compromise that works for everyone.

·         Activities for the family. Reading Rainbow

  • Activities include discussing challenges and making a paper mouse. TeacherViews
  • Discussion Guide features topics for discussion and curriculum extension activities. CanLearn
  • Lesson Plan for writing a characterization of a character from the book using a graphic organizer and Inspiration software. Collier, FL, Public Schools
  • Lesson Plan with vocabulary, open-ended questions, and activities. KYReads
  • Reader's Theater Reading Lady
  • Study Guide includes pre-reading, during reading, and post reading activities. Weston Woods
  • Teacher's Guide Reading Rainbow
  • Teacher's Guide features math activities. Reading Rainbow

 

Owen Foote, Super Spy by Stephanie Greene
Owen and his friends decide that spying on the school principal at his own house will be a fun challenge.

  • Activities include summary, related readings, curriculum tie-ins, and weblinks. South Carolina Association of School Librarians
  • Booktalk Nancy Keane

 

The Owl and the Pussycat by Jan Brett
After a courtship voyage of a year and a day, Owl and Pussy finally buy a ring from Piggy and are blissfully married.

 

Owl at Home by Arnold Lobel
Relates five adventures of Owl.

  • Book Test Join the acceleratedreading Yahoo Group to access the test under Files/Charlotte's Archive.

 

Owl Babies by Martin Waddell
Three owl babies whose mother has gone out in the night try to stay calm while she is gone.

  • Activities include making an owl puppet. TeacherViews
  • Book Test CyperSpaces
  • Book Test Join the acceleratedreading Yahoo Group to access the test under Files/Charlotte's Archive.
  • Lesson Plan with literacy and cross curricular activities.
  • Lesson Plan with vocabulary, open-ended questions, and activities. KYReads
  • Lesson Plan includes discussion, story elements, activities, and more. Scroll down the page. Irish National Teacher's Organization

 

Owl Eyes by Frieda Gates
Retells the Mohawk legend of Raweno the Everything-Maker and the exasperating Owl.

 

Owl Moon by Jane Yolen
A young girl and her father take a nighttime stroll near the farm where they live to look for owls.

  • Activities include creating a class book and comparing and contrasting. Scholastic
  • Activities include sequencing and making owls. TeacherFeatures
  • Activities include cross-curricular ideas. TeacherViews
  • Book Quiz Charleston County, SC, School District
  • Book Test Join the acceleratedreading Yahoo Group to access the test under Files/Charlotte's Archive.
  • Game of Sort-It based on contractions and possessives in the book changes each time it is accessed. Word List Anne Moncure Elementary School, VA
  • Game of Hangman. Caryn Dingman - Quia

·         Games include matching, concentration, flashcards, and word search based on spelling words in the book. Word List Caryn Dingman - Quia

  • Lesson Plan on day and night animals. University of Illinois Collaborative Lesson Archive
  • Lesson Plan exploring the collaboration between author and illustrator. The Kennedy Center
  • Lesson Plan using technology and the book to research owls. TechConnections
  • Lesson Plan with vocabulary, open-ended questions, and activities. KYReads
  • Lesson Plan with interdisciplinary activities. TeacherViews
  • Literature Unit features a discussion guide, extension activity, writing prompt, and vocabulary builder. Scholastic
  • Reader's Theater for five readers. Teachers.net
  • Study Guide includes pre-reading, during reading, and post reading activities. Weston Woods

 

Owls in the Family by Farley Mowat
Owls Wol and Weeps turn a household upside down, outwit a dog with the dignity of Mutt and shake up a neighborhood.

 

Owly by Mike Thaler
When Owly asks his mother question after question about the world, she finds just the right ways to help him find the answers.

  • Book Test Join the acceleratedreading Yahoo Group to access the test under Files/Charlotte's Archive.

 

Ox-Cart Man by Donald Hall
Describes the day-to-day life of an early nineteenth-century New England family throughout the changing seasons.

  • Activities include exploring life in New England. TeacherViews

·         Activities for the family. Reading Rainbow

  • Book Test Join the acceleratedreading Yahoo Group to access the test under Files/Charlotte's Archive.
  • CyberGuide includes writing and reading activities resulting in a student product. Metro-Nashville School System 
  • Lesson Plan for teaching the economics concepts of resources used in the  production of goods. Includes a Venn diagram.
  • Lesson Plan with many individual sample activities. Progeny Press
  • Lesson Plan focuses on the economic concept of consumers. KidEconBooks
  • Lesson Plan with vocabulary, open-ended questions, and activities. KYReads
  • Literature Unit features a discussion guide and teaching plan. Scholastic
  • Teacher's Guide Reading Rainbow
  • Teacher's Guide features social science activities. Reading Rainbow
  • Teacher's Guide features math activities. Reading Rainbow