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Resources for Teaching Early Readers

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6 chapters in Resources for Teaching Early Readers

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Ch 1. Picture Books Lesson Plans {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[159577].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - Fly Away Home Lesson Plan
Lesson 2 - Chris Van Allsburg Lesson Plan
Lesson 3 - Chris Van Allsburg: Biography & Books Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[163291].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[163291].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - Just a Dream by Chris Van Allsburg Lesson Plan
Lesson 5 - The Velveteen Rabbit Lesson Plan
Lesson 6 - The Velveteen Rabbit Summary Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[224765].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[224765].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 7 - Maasai Tribe Lesson for Kids Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[140024].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[140024].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 8 - Anthony Browne Lesson Plan
Lesson 9 - Anthony Browne: Biography, Facts & Books Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[22531].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[22531].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 10 - When I Was Five Lesson Plan
Lesson 11 - Peanut Butter and Cupcake Book Lesson Plan
Lesson 12 - Silly Sally Lesson Plan
Lesson 13 - Creating Picture Books Lesson Plan
Lesson 14 - Grandfather Twilight Activities
Lesson 15 - Lois Ehlert Lesson Plan
Lesson 16 - Lois Ehlert: Biography, Books & Awards Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[361563].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[361563].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 17 - Tomie dePaola Lesson Plan
Lesson 18 - Tomie dePaola: Facts & Biography Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[361567].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[361567].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 19 - Tomie dePaola: Books & Awards Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[361569].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[361569].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 20 - The Absent Author Lesson Plan
Lesson 21 - Maurice Sendak Lesson Plan
Lesson 22 - Mem Fox Lesson Plan
Lesson 23 - Night Noises by Mem Fox Lesson Plan
Lesson 24 - The Magic Hat by Mem Fox Lesson Plan
Lesson 25 - Robert Munsch Lesson Plan
Lesson 26 - Freedom on the Menu Lesson Plan
Lesson 27 - Arthur Howard Lesson Plan
Lesson 28 - Illustrator Arthur Howard: Biography & Books Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[397351].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[397351].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 29 - Hoodwinked by Arthur Howard Lesson Plan
Lesson 30 - Mrs. Honey's Hat Lesson Plan
Lesson 31 - The Butter Man Lesson Plan
Lesson 32 - Goodnight Moon Activities for Kids
Lesson 33 - The Paperboy By Dav Pilkey Lesson Plan
Lesson 34 - What A Wonderful World Book Lesson Plan
Lesson 35 - Corduroy Book Activities
Lesson 36 - How I Became A Pirate Lesson Plan
Lesson 37 - Luke Goes to Bat Lesson Plan
Lesson 38 - We're Going on a Bear Hunt Lesson Plan
Lesson 39 - Not a Box Lesson Plan
Lesson 40 - When Jessie Came Across the Sea Lesson Plan
Lesson 41 - 14 Cows for America Lesson Plan
Lesson 42 - The Babe & I Activities
Lesson 43 - Green Shamrocks by Eve Bunting Activities
Lesson 44 - A Bad Case of Tattle Tongue Activities
Lesson 45 - Somebody Loves You Mr. Hatch Writing Activities
Lesson 46 - Library Mouse Activities
Lesson 47 - No, David! By David Shannon Activities
Lesson 48 - Squirrel's New Year's Resolution Activities
Lesson 49 - The Polar Express Book Activities
Lesson 50 - It Looked Like Spilt Milk Activities
Lesson 51 - Fireboat: The Heroic Adventures of the John J. Harvey Activities
Lesson 52 - Put Me in the Zoo by Robert Lopshire Activities
Lesson 53 - What Do You Do With a Problem by Kobi Yamada Activities
Lesson 54 - The Grouchy Ladybug Activities
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Lesson 1 - Picture Books to Teach Character Traits
Lesson 2 - The Crayon Box That Talked Lesson Plan
Lesson 3 - The Crayon Box That Talked Activity for Kids
Lesson 4 - Loud Lips Lucy Lesson Plan
Lesson 5 - A Hat for Ivan Lesson Plan
Lesson 6 - Mirette on the High Wire Lesson Plan
Lesson 7 - The Little Engine that Could Lesson Plan
Lesson 8 - Perseverance: Definition, Quotes & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[203363].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[203363].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 9 - When Sophie Gets Angry - Really, Really Angry Lesson Plan
Lesson 10 - Have You Filled a Bucket Today Lesson Plan
Lesson 11 - Have You Filled a Bucket Today? - Book Summary Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[292713].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[292713].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 12 - Hands Are Not For Hitting Lesson Plan
Lesson 13 - I Like Myself! Lesson Plan
Lesson 14 - Angry Arthur Lesson Plan
Lesson 15 - Angry Octopus: A Relaxation Story Lesson Plan
Lesson 16 - When I Feel Angry Book Lesson Plan
Lesson 17 - King of the Playground Lesson Plan
Lesson 18 - William's Doll Lesson Plan
Lesson 19 - Shy Charles Lesson Plan
Lesson 20 - Growing Up with a Bucket Full of Happiness Lesson Plan
Lesson 21 - Growing Up with a Bucket Full of Happiness Activities
Lesson 22 - The Brand New Kid Lesson Plan
Lesson 23 - I am Unique! Lesson Plan
Lesson 24 - The Peace Book Lesson Plan
Lesson 25 - Storm in the Night Lesson Plan
Lesson 26 - Soda Pop Head Lesson Plan
Lesson 27 - Stone Soup Lesson Plan
Lesson 28 - Stone Soup: Story & Moral Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[214673].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[214673].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 29 - My Mouth is a Volcano Activities for Kids
Lesson 30 - The Giving Tree Lesson Plan
Lesson 31 - The Giving Tree Activities
Lesson 32 - The Rainbow Fish Lesson Plan
Lesson 33 - Diversity Lesson for Kids: Definition & Quotes Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[203407].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[203407].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 34 - The Treasure Tree Lesson Plan
Lesson 35 - Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Lesson Plan
Lesson 36 - Making Friends is an Art Lesson Plan
Lesson 37 - The Nose from Jupiter Lesson Plan
Lesson 38 - Summary of The Nose from Jupiter: Lesson for Kids Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[452087].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[452087].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - When I Grow Up Lesson Plan
Lesson 2 - Miss Nelson is Missing! Lesson Plan
Lesson 3 - Miss Nelson is Missing! Activities
Lesson 4 - The Magic School Bus Lesson Plan
Lesson 5 - The Magic School Bus: Book Series & Author Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[163257].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[163257].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 6 - The Magic School Bus: Characters & Quotes Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[163259].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[163259].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 7 - The Magic School Bus Games
Lesson 8 - Officer Buckle and Gloria Lesson Plan
Lesson 9 - Officer Buckle and Gloria: Summary & Vocabulary Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[203299].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[203299].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 10 - Once Upon an Ordinary School Day Activities
Lesson 11 - Tomas and the Library Lady Lesson Plan
Lesson 12 - Dewey Decimal System: Lesson for Kids Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[167503].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[167503].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 13 - Library Research Skills: Lesson for Kids Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[149520].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[149520].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 14 - The Dot by Peter Reynolds Lesson Plan
Lesson 15 - How to Build Self-Confidence Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[214613].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[214613].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 16 - The Dot Art Lesson Plan
Lesson 17 - My Teacher Sleeps in School Lesson Plan
Lesson 18 - My Teacher Sleeps in School Activities
Lesson 19 - The Principal's New Clothes Lesson Plan
Lesson 20 - The Frog Principal Lesson Plan
Lesson 21 - My Teacher for President Lesson Plan
Lesson 22 - Grace for President Lesson Plan
Lesson 23 - David Goes To School Activities for Kids
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Lesson 1 - When Charlie McButton Lost Power Lesson Plan
Lesson 2 - The Wind Blew Lesson Plan
Lesson 3 - Me on the Map Lesson Plan
Lesson 4 - A River Ran Wild Lesson Plan
Lesson 5 - A Grand Old Tree Lesson Plan
Lesson 6 - A Tree Is Growing Lesson Plan
Lesson 7 - Window by Jeannie Baker Lesson Plan
Lesson 8 - A Tree Is Nice Lesson Plan
Lesson 9 - Be a Friend to Trees Lesson Plan
Lesson 10 - Franklin Plants a Tree Lesson Plan
Lesson 11 - The Tree Lady Lesson Plan
Lesson 12 - Feel the Wind Lesson Plan
Lesson 13 - A Walk in the Desert Lesson Plan
Lesson 14 - A Walk in the Rainforest Lesson Plan
Lesson 15 - A Walk in the Tundra Lesson Plan
Lesson 16 - A Walk in the Prairie Lesson Plan
Lesson 17 - Nature's Green Umbrella Lesson Plan
Lesson 18 - The Busy Tree Lesson Plan
Lesson 19 - One Small Place in a Tree Lesson Plan
Lesson 20 - The Great Kapok Tree Lesson Plan
Lesson 21 - Amazon Rainforest Facts: Lesson for Kids Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[139352].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[139352].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 22 - The Great Kapok Tree Activities
Lesson 23 - Rocks In His Head Lesson Plan
Lesson 24 - Poor Pluto Lesson Plan
Lesson 25 - Poor Pluto Book: Lesson for Kids Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[452073].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[452073].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 26 - The Wump World Activities

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