Activities to Support Your Lessons
Easily use TeachingBooks sharing tools to create mini-lessons, bell-ringers, and interactive activities to practice skills, demonstrate understanding, and prompt discussions. See our menu of ideas to get started.
Authors Inspire Us
Lesson sheets to learn about author's purpose or inspiration.
|Authors of PK-5 Titles||Authors 1 - Set A & B|
|Authors of 4-8 Titles||Authors 2 - Set A & B|
|Authors of 7-12 Titles||Authors 3 - Set A & B|
|Identifying Author's Purpose||Authors of PK-5 Titles|
|Author Study||Mo Willems (Grades PK-5)|
|Author Study||Jacqueline Woodson (Grades K-12)|
|Author Study||Alice Walker (Grades K-12)|
Identify the genres authors are talking about.
|Authors of K-12 Titles||Genre 1 - Set A & B|
|One a Day - Poetry||Early Elementary (Grades K-3)|
|One a Day - Poetry||Elementary (Grades 3-5)|
|One a Day - Poetry||Secondary (Grades 7-12) Set 1 | Set 2 | Set 3|
What's in a Name? Respecting Culture and Identity
Enhance conversations about identity by listening to authors' mini-autobiographies.
|Authors of K-12 Titles||Name 1 - Set A & B|
|Authors of K-5 Titles||Name 2 - Set A & B|
|Authors of 4-8 Titles||Name 3 - Set A & B|
|Authors of 7-12 Titles||Name 4 - Set A & B|
|One a Day - Immigration||Grades 7-12|
Provide opportunities to reflect and respond as authors discuss their craft.
|Creative writing||Listen & Respond - younger students|
|Creative writing||Listen & Respond - older students|
|Exit slip||Drum Dream Girl & Ada's Violin (Grades PK-5)|
|Exit slip||Symphony for the City of the Dead (Grades 7-12)|
|Journaling styles||Compare/Contrast (many levels)|
|Social Justice||Grades 1-5 | Grades 7-12|
Encourage exploration in your libraries and classrooms with these teaching tools.
|Shelf Talkers - Primary||Set 1 | Set 2|
|Shelf Talkers - Secondary||Set 1 | Set 2|