Putting Books to Work

  • Putting Books to Work: El Deafo

    El Deafo is a graphic novel with heart. Aimee Rogers breaks down classroom activities to use with the book.
  • Putting Books to Work: I'm My Own Dog

    I'm My Own Dog in the classroom can spotlight cooperation and irony.
  • Putting Books to Work: New Takes on the Civil Rights Movement

    The Civil Rights Movement is a treasure trove for work in the classroom.

  • Putting Books to Work: Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins

    Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins can be used in any classroom, regardless of age or faith.

  • Putting Books to Work: Primates: The Fearless Science of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Biruté Galdikas

    Using a nonfiction text can open a world of project-based learning possibilities.

  • Putting Books to Work: Brown Girl Dreaming

    Jaqueline Woodson's best-selling Brown Girl Dreaming can be used across many curricula in a broad range of grades.
  • Putting Books to Work: Where Things Come Back

    John Corey Whaley’s debut novel Where Things Come Back is the winner of the 2012 William C. Morris, and Michael L. Printz awards. The reader may struggle to see parallels between the different characters in the two stories, however, the plots eventually come to focus.
  • Putting Books to Work: 'Superworm'

    "Superworm" is the story of an ordinary worm who chooses to use his talents in unusual ways. The book has a wonderful sense of rhyme and plays well into repeated reading for the children to join in. The lively, moving story will capture children's attention as the summer time gets closer and help pull them in to reading and activities.
  • Putting Books to Work: ‘Bear and Bird’

    “Bear and Bird” is the story of an unlikely friendship between a helpless bird and a helpful bear. The book begins with Bear finding a fledgling bird who has fallen from her nest.
  • Putting Books to Work: TAR BEACH

    Lesson ideas around Faith Ringgold's book about the dreams of an eight-year-old girl in Harlem.
  • Putting Books to Work: THE HOUSE THAT GEORGE BUILT

    THE HOUSE THAT GEORGE BUILT takes K-5 readers on an informative and fun journey back to the early days of the White House. The creation of the most famous house in America is revealed in picturesque step by step progression...
  • Putting Books to Work: BALL DON’T LIE

    Sticky is a young teenager trying to find his way and make sense of a world where he feels alone. He suffers from obsessive-compulsive disorder, which embarrasses him, so he just can’t help doing certain things over and over until they “feel” right.
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