Ready-to-Use Ideas

Access ideas for mini-lessons, bell-ringers, and interactive activities to practice skills, demonstrate understanding, and prompt discussions.

Author's Purpose Lesson sheets to learn about authors' purpose or inspiration.

Provide opportunities to reflect and respond as authors discuss their craft.

Compare and Contrast

Listen and Respond Digital Book Kit

  • Drum Dream Girl & Ada's Violin 1-5
  • Dreamers 1-5
  • Symphony for the City of the Dead 7-12
  • The Skunk & Toys Go Out 1-5 | 4-8

  • Immigration: Dreamers & The Night Diary 1-8

  • Activism: The Day the Crayons Quit 1-5
  • Activism: Sofia Valdez, Future Prez & All the Way to the Top 1-5
  • Activism: Ghost Boys & Woke 4-12

  • SEL (Celebrating Differences): Just Ask & You Are (Not) Small PK-5
  • SEL (Celebrating Differences): Inside Out & Back Again & The Year I Flew Away 4-8
  • SEL (Celebrating Differences): If I Ever Get Out of Here & When Dimple Met Rushi 7-12
One-A-Day Reflections

  • Celebrating Differences 1-5

Digital Book Kit Identify the genres authors are talking about.

Genre Sleuth

One-a-Day Reflections

Digital Book Kit Use these Digital Book Kits to support family engagement with stories.

Encourage exploration in your libraries and classrooms with these teaching tools.

Celebrating Genres

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Shelf Talkers

Touchless Book Browsing