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  • Creative Ideas for Encouraging Students to Respond
    to Literature 


    Book Links. The most recent issue is on display in the Curriculum Materials Center. Other recent issues are located at the first floor Periodicals Desk.

    The Web. Located in the Curriculum Materials Center reference collection. 

    General Collection

    Bartch, Marian. Literature Activities Across the Curriculum: Ready-to-Use Ideas, Projects, and Worksheets for Grades 4-8. Center for Applied Research in Education, 1992. LB 1575 .B35 1992

    Bauer, Caroline. Leading Kids to Books through Puppets. American Library Association, 1997. Z 718.2 .U6 B385 1997

    Blass, Rosanne. Responding to Literature: Activities for Grades 6, 7, 8. Teacher Ideas Press, 1991. PN 70 .B55 1991

    Bosma, Bette. Fairy Tales, Fables, Legends, and Myths: Using Folk Literature in Your Classroom. Teachers College Press, 1992. LB 1583.8 .B67 1992

    Bromley, Karen. Webbing with Literature: Creating Story Maps with Children's Books. Allyn & Bacon, 1996. LB 1575 .B73 1996

    Cooper, Cathie. Counting Your Way through 1-2-3: Books and Activities. Scarecrow, 1997. QA 113 .C657 1997

    Cullinan, Bernice. Invitation to Read: More Children's Literature in the Reading Program. IRA, 1992. LB 1573.33 .I58 1992

    Decker, Isabelle. 100 Novel Ways with Book Reports. Citation Press, 1969. LB 2369 .D4

    Edinger, Monica. Fantasy Literature in the Elementary Classroom: Strategies for Reading, Writing, and Responding. Scholastic, 1995. PN 1009 .A1 E3 1995

    Fredericks, Anthony. Science Adventures with Children's Literature: A Thematic Approach. Teacher Ideas Press, 1998. LB 1585.3 .F72 1998

    Gaylord, Susan. Multicultural Books to Make and Share: Easy-to-Make, Authentic, Cross-Curricular. Scholastic, 1994. Z 116 .A3 G39 1994

    Geiger, Evangeline. TNT: Two Hundred and Ninety-Two Activities for Literature and Language Arts. Fearon Teacher Aids, 1989. LB 1575 .G44 1989

    Hancock, Joelie. Literature-Based Reading Programs at Work. Heinemann, 1988. Z 1037 .A1 L57 1988

    Hill, Bonnie. Literature Circles and Response. Christopher-Gordon, 1995. LB 1575.5 .U5 L56 1995

    Hopkins, Lee. Pass the Poetry, Please. HarperCollins, 1998. LB 1576 .H64 1998

    Johnson, Paul. Literacy through the Book Arts. Heinemann, 1993. LB 1027.25 .J65 1993

    Kaczmarski, Kathryn. Exploring Math with Books Kids Love. Fulcrum, 1998. QA 135.5 .K14 1998

    Kotch, Laura. The Author Studies Handbook: Helping Students Build Powerful Connections to Literature. Scholastic, 1995.LB 1575.5 .U5 K68 1995

    Kraus, Anne Marie. Folktale Themes and Activities for Children: Pourquoi Tales. Teacher Ideas Press, 1998-99. GR 45 .K73 1998

    Lamme, Linda. Literature-Based Moral Education: Children's Books and Activities for Teaching Values, Responsibility and Good Judgement in the Elementary School. Oryx Press, 1992. LC 311 .L36 1992

    Lieberman, Tanya. Storybooks Teach about World Cultures. Monday Morning Books, 1995. LC 1099 .L5 1995

    Making Facts Come Alive: Choosing Quality Nonfiction Literature K-8. Christopher-Gordon, 1998. LB 1575.5 .U5 M25 1998

    McClure, Amy. Inviting Children's Responses to Literature: Guides to 57 Notable Books. NCTE, 1994. LB 1575.5 .U5 I58 1994

    McElmeel, Sharron. Literature Frameworks: From Apples to Zoos. Linworth, 1997. LB 1575 .M288 1997

    Moen, Christine. Teaching with Newbery Books. Scholastic, 1994. LB 1044.88 .M64 1994

    Montgomery, Paula. Approaches to Literature through Subject. Oryx Press, 1993. LB 1575 .M66 1993

    Moss, Joy. Focus Units in Literature: A Handbook for Elementary School Teachers. NCTE, 1984. Z 1037 A1 M883 1984

    Moss, Joy. Literary Discussion in the Elementary School. NCTE, 2002. LB 1575 .M677 2002

    Moss, Joy. Literature, Literacy, and Comprehension Strategies in the Elementary School. NCTE, 2005. LB 1575 .M678 2005

    Moss, Joy. Using Literature in the Middle Grades: A Thematic Approach. Christopher-Gordon, 1994. LB 1575 .M67 1994

    Olsen, Mary Lou. Creative Connections: Literature and the Reading Program. Libraries Unlimited, 1987. LB 1050.36 .O47 1987

    Perry, Phyllis. Exploring the World of Sports: Linking Fiction to Nonfiction. Teacher Ideas Press, 1998. Oversize LB 1575 .P467 1998

    Pullis, Laura. Information Investigation: Exploring Nonfiction with Books Kids Love. Fulcrum, 1998. LB 1575.5 .U5 1998

    Richison, Jeannine. Theme-Sets for Secondary Students: How to Scaffold Core Literature. Heinemann, 2006. LB 1632 .R52 2006

    Roberts, Patricia. Alphabet: A Handbook of ABC Books and Activities for the Elementary Classroom. Scarecrow Press, 1984. LB 1525.65 .R63 1984

    Sitarz, Paula. More Picture Book Story Hours: From Parties to Pets. Libraries Unlimited, 1990. Z718.3 .S58 1990

    Sloan, Glenna Davis. The Child as Critic: Developing Literacy Through Literature, K-8. Teachers College Press, 2003. LB 1575 .S53 2003

    Smith, Michael. Fresh Takes on Teaching Literary Elements: How to Teach What Really Matters About Character, Setting, Point of View, and Theme. NCTE, 2010. LB 1632 .S65 2010

    Somers, Albert. Novels and Plays: Thirty Creative Teaching Guides for Grades 6-12. Teacher Ideas Press, 1997. PN 59 .S59 1997

    Somers, Albert and Janet Evans Worthington. Response Guides for Teaching Children's Books. NCTE, 1979. LB 1575 .S56

    Stephens, Elaine. Learning about....the Civil War: Literature and Other Resources for Young People. Linnet, 1998. E 468 .S74 1998

    Travel the Globe: Multicultural Story Times. Libraries Unlimited, 1998. LC 1099.3 .T73 1998

    Wason-Ellam, Linda. Start with a Story: Literature and Learning in Your Classroom. Heinemann, 1991. LB 1575.5 .C2 W37 1991

    Worthington, Janet Evans. More Novels and Plays: Thirty Creative Teaching Guides for Grades 6-12. Teacher Ideas Press, 2000. PS 41 .W67 2000

    Yopp, Ruth Helen. Literature-Based Reading Activities. Allyn and Bacon, 2010. LB 1573 .Y67 2010 

    Curriculum Center Materials

    Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults. Beacham Publications, 1989. Curric. Ref. 028.1 B365

    Bernhardt, Edythe. ABC's of Thinking with Caldecott Books. Book Lures, 1988. Curric. Text 428.4 B73 A13

    Book Club: A Literature-Based Curriculum. Small Planet Communications, 1997. Curric. Bulletin 800 S63b

    Fox, Carol. Celebrate Literature: A Comprehensive Literature Curriculum for Children in Grades K-6. Perfection Form Co., 1989. Curric. Bulletin 800 P43C

    Gantt-Simmons, Roslyn. Dolls: An Interdisciplinary Unit for Primary Children. Andersen Schools of Many Voices, 1992. Curric. Bulletin 300 M63d

    Huck, Charlotte. Children's Literature in the Elementary School. HBJ, 1993. Curric. Ref. 372.6 H882c 1993

    Karl, Nancy. Activities with Myths. Book Lures, 1983. Curric. Text 800 B73 A19

    Kinghorn, Harriet. At Day's End: Book-Related Activities for Small Groups. Libraries Unlimited, 1988. Curric. Text 428.2 L693 A86

    Learning Links: An Interdisciplinary Curricula Utilizing Bonanzaville's Primary Sources, Children's Literature and Social Studies Concepts. Concordia College, 1998. Curric. Bulletin 300 C738L

    McCarthy, Tara. Teaching Literary Elements: Easy Strategies and Activities to Help Kids Explore and Enrich their Experiences with Literature. Scholastic, 1997. Curric. Text 800 S365 T25

    Mealy, Virginia. Happy Birthday, Author: Fall Birthdays. Book Lures, 1983. Curric. Text 800 B73 H25

    Mealy, Virginia. Super Seven: Activities with Seven Newbery Medal Winners. Book Lures, 1983. Curric. Text 800 B73 S95

    Mealy, Virginia. Tall Tale Research Book. Book Lures, 1980. Curric. Text 800 B73 T14

    Nethercut, Jan. Storytelling: A Unit Inclusive of the Literature of Many Cultures for Elementary/Middle School Students. Andersen Schools of Many Voices, 1993. Curric. Bulletin 808.5 N63s

    O'Brien-Palmer, Michelle. Great Graphic Organizers to Use with Any Book: 50 Fun Reproducibles and Activities to Explore Literature and Develop Kids' Writing. Scholastic, 1997. Curric. Text 428.22 S365 G78

    Polette, Nancy. Activities with Fantasy. Book Lures, 1983. Curric. Text 800 B73 A18

    Polette, Nancy. Activities with Folktales and Fairytales. Book Lures, 1979. Curric. Text 428.4 B73 A18

    Polette, Nancy. Discovery: Approaches to Literature with Gifted Students. Book Lures, 1979. Curric. Text 800 B73 D61

    Polette, Nancy. The Frog and Toad Thinking Book. Book Lures, 1982. Curric. Text 800 B73 F92

    Polette, Nancy. 103 Book Activities for Grades 5-9. Book Lures, 1989. Curric. Text 428.2 B73 O58 gr. 5-9

    Polette, Nancy. Teaching Critical Reading with Children's Literature: Plus 75 Mind Stretching Book Activities. Book Lures, 1988. Curric. Text 428.4 B73 T25

    Polette, Nancy. Thinking Skills with Fairy Tales. Book Lures, 1980. Curric. Text 428.4 B73T44

    Rapheal, Taffy. Book Club: A Literature-Based Curriculum. Small Planet Communications, 2002. Curric. Bulletin 800 S63b2

    Rapheal, Taffy. Book Club for Middle School. Small Planet Communications, 2001. Curric. Bulletin 800 S63bm

    Raphael, Taffy. Book Club Plus!: A Literacy Framework for the Primary Grades. Small Planet Communications, 2004. Curric. Bulletin 800 S63bp

    Rearick, John. Greek Myths: 8 Short Plays for the Classroom. Scholastic, 1997. Curric. Text 808.82 S365 G79

    Roettger, Doris. Reading Beyond the Basal: Using Children's Literature to Extend and Enrich the Basal Program. Perfection Form Company, 1987. Curric. Text 800 P42 R28

    Singleton, Laurel. C Is for Citizenship: Children's Literature and Civic Understanding. Social Science Education Consortium, 1997. Curric. Text 323 S67 C11

    Using Junior Novels to Develop Language and Thought: Five Integrative Teaching Guides. Language Arts Society, 1981. Curric. Bulletin 800 M62u

    NOTES: Books about teaching a particular author's work may be found by doing a MnPALS keyword search under the author's name.

    Compiled by Carol H. Sibley, Curriculum Librarian, Minnesota State University Moorhead, Moorhead, Minnesota 1/2011