Literature-Based Teaching Ideas:
Lesson plans to use with books
(Entries with * are links to author sites)

A House Is A House For Me
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day 
Amelia Bedelia
*Beverly Cleary books
Blue Willow 
Brian's Winter
Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? 
Call of the Wild
Caps for Sale 
Chair For My Mother 
Charley Skedaddle 
Charlotte's Web
Chicken Soup With Rice
Chocolate Fever 
Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs 
Cookie's Week
Cricket in Times Square 
Dear Mr. Henshaw
*Dr. Seuss books
Everybody Needs a Rock 
*Ezra Jack Keats
Flat Stanley 
Freedom Train
Frog and Toad Are Friends 
Germs Make Me Sick! 
Grandfather's Journey
Grandfather Tang's Story
Ida Early Comes Over the Mountain
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson
Island of the Blue Dolphins
James and the Giant Peach
Johnny Appleseed 
Junie B. Jones
*Laura Ingles Wilder
Letters From Rifka
Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Little House in the Big Woods
Magic Tree House series 
Maniac Magee 
 *Mem Fox
Ming Lo Moves the Mountain 
The Mitten
The Mitten (more!) 
Mr. Popper's Penguins
Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters 
My Side of the Mountain
New Coat For Anna 
Number the Stars
Owl Moon 
Ox-Cart Man 
Pedro's Journal 
Polar Express
Ramona the Pest 
Ramona Quimby, Age 8
*Roald Dahl books
Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes
Sarah Plain and Tall
Secret Garden
Sign of the Beaver
Stellaluna (more!)
Stone Fox 
Stone Soup 
Stuart Little 
Summer of the Swans 
Today Was A Terrible Day
Tomie dePaola books
Town Mouse and the Country Mouse
True Story of the Three Little Pigs 
Trumpet of the Swan
Tuck Everlasting
Turtle Watch 
Two Bad Ants
Velveteen Rabbit
Very Hungry Caterpillar
When I Was Young In The Mountains 
Where the Wild Things Are 
Whipping Boy
Why Mosquitoes Buzz In People's Ears 

Literature Lesson Plan Sites

Doucette Index

Carol Hurst's Reviews and Lessons


Web Lesson Plans for books


Education Place

Author/ Illustrator Sites

Vandergrift Author/Illus. Site
Children's Literature Web Guide

Disclaimer: The links here have been scrutinized for their grade and age appropriateness; however, contents on links on the
World Wide Web change continuously. Teachers and parents should preview all links before introducing to students.

Copyright 2000 Heather Wall