LITERATURE BASED
READING LESSONS


Chalk Box Kid



Flat Stanley



Boxcar Children



Surprise Island



Stone Fox



Lily and Miss Liberty



Helen Keller



The Tree That
Would Not Die



Little House
in the Big Woods




Laura Ingalls Wilder Biography


Muggie Maggie



Finding the Titanic



Go Fish



Hannah



Samuel's Choice



George Washington's
Breakfast




Beany Goes
To Camp



Amelia Bedelia Bookworm



Catwings



Henry and Mudge
in Puddle Trouble




Nate the Great and the
Monster Mess








The second grade teachers at Dallas Christian School developed a reading program using children's literature . We chose books that we thought would be of value to our students and would co-ordinate with our science and social studies units. We got ideas from several sources, (See links below).

The books we taught were Chalk Box Kid, Flat Stanley, Boxcar Children, Stone Fox, Lily and Miss Liberty, Helen Keller, The Tree That Would Not Die, and Little House in the Big Woods. The other lessons have been contributed by other teachers.

We purchased paperback books and had our moms to help us cover them with clear contact paper to make them more durable.

Word study pages using a phonics approach were made for each lesson. Comprehension pages are included for most of the books. The lessons are free and available for your use. You can print them off and use them in any way that you see fit, but we ask that they not be published for profit.

You can find a synopsis of each book at Amazon.com .

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This series of lessons was written by a team of second grade teachers at Dallas Christian School in the summer of 1999. Teachers working on the project were Charla Stigers, Beverly Sargent and Patsy Stevens.

USING THE WORD STUDY PAGES
AND TEACHING THE LESSONS

CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT

Internet Resources for the Students to Accompany Each Book





You will find resources such as DVDs, books, games,and puzzles etc. to accompany some of the units.
We have added a page of children's classics which can be read online. You will find a synopsis for most of the books
plus suggestions for teaching the lessons.
Children's Classics Online













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OTHER RESOURCES FOR DEVELOPING A READING PROGRAM

Armored Penguin Puzzlemaker, make puzzles using the vocabulary words.

Johnny Can Spell Phonogram cards flash presentation

Children's Literature - Resources for Teachers

Reading Units Based on Children's Books

Study guides for Children's Literature with reproducible activity pages

Carol Hurst's Children's Literature Site book reviews and teaching ideas.

The Teacher's Corner.net lesson plans and printable worksheets

Literature Activities A to Z Teacher Stuff

Beginning Reading.com phonics based program with free worksheets and beginner books to order

Jeana's FIAR Page unit studies and other resources

The MailboxTeacher's Helper

Scholastic a good book source

The Booksource

ecampus order books postage free

BMI Novel-Ties resource books for various titles, 1-800-222-8100

Free Worksheets RHL school

Language ArtsUtah Education Network

Flipping For Phonics Learn To Read - One of the best reading games for kids is Flipping for Phonics. Teach children 3 years and older how to read the fun and exciting way.

Your local teacher's store will have a wealth of information .

The silhouettes at the top of the page came from antique copies of a teacher magazine that were saved by a family member, Roxie Soules, who taught for many years in the school at Hermleigh, Texas.


Safety Poster 1, Safety Poster 2, Character Poster.

Elizabeth Upham-McWebb, "Aunt Bett" as she was called, drew the Safety Posters back in 1934.

Aunt Bett died in 2004 at the age of 99. She lived on her own until the age of 97 in Monroe, Michigan. She had two roomers who helped her out with some of the chores and cooking. Up until her death she still painted Little Brown Bear on mugs for children who asked. Her friend Valerie Johnson contacted us and told us about "Aunt Bett".

On October 7, 2002 Aunt Bett was honored with a statue of her Little Brown Bear



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