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Ch 9: Famous Books for Elementary School

About This Chapter

The entertaining lessons in this chapter provide a comprehensive overview of several famous books read in elementary schools. Help your young students prepare for tests or assignments on one or more books utilizing these lessons, mini quizzes and a practice exam you can access 24/7.

Famous Books for Elementary School - Chapter Summary

Students can discover or refresh their knowledge of a variety of famous books read in elementary schools with help from this chapter. Fun lessons enable you to teach about Homer's Iliad and Odyssey, Beowulf and other books or help students prepare for a test or class project. Multiple-choice quizzes and a chapter exam are available to assess students' comprehension of these books. These resources are accessible from any computer or mobile device from home, inside the classroom or anywhere with an Internet connection.

Who It's For

Kids who need extra help with famous elementary school books will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There's no faster or easier way to learn about these famous books.

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding Beowulf, The Aeneid and other famous books
  • Students who have learning disabilities or need a little extra help learning about these famous books
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning English language arts (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient and convenient way to learn about famous books taught in elementary schools
  • Students who struggle to understand their English language arts teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra English language arts resources

How It Works

  • Find lessons in the chapter that cover famous books your student needs to learn or review.
  • Press play to watch the video lesson with your student or read through the text lesson.
  • Review the lesson or video transcripts, emphasizing the highlighted vocab words to reinforce learning about famous books covered in this chapter.
  • Test your student's understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify your student understands these famous books by completing the Famous Books for Elementary School chapter exam.

15 Lessons in Chapter 9: Famous Books for Elementary School
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Homer's Iliad Summary: Lesson for Kids

1. Homer's Iliad Summary: Lesson for Kids

In this lesson we'll learn important people and places in Homer's 'The Iliad', including Achilles and Troy. Read on for a summary of this story and learn all about what happens.

Homer's Odyssey Lesson for Kids: Summary & Myth

2. Homer's Odyssey Lesson for Kids: Summary & Myth

Have you ever gone on a very long trip that did not turn out as planned? Find out about one of the most famous journeys, full of unexpected events, taken by a man named Odysseus in Homer's epic poem, The Odyssey.

Beowulf Lesson for Kids: Story, Summary & Facts

3. Beowulf Lesson for Kids: Story, Summary & Facts

'Beowulf' is an epic poem with adventure, monsters, dragons, and, of course, a good hero. Find out about the history of this famous poem and how the story ends in this lesson!

The Aeneid Summary: Lesson for Kids

4. The Aeneid Summary: Lesson for Kids

'The Aeneid' is a very old epic poem by an author named Virgil. This lesson will teach you all about what happens in the beginning, middle, and end of the story!

Wizard of Oz Book Summary: Lesson for Kids

5. Wizard of Oz Book Summary: Lesson for Kids

This lesson provides a summary L. Frank Baum's 'The Wonderful Wizard of Oz'. The classic story is full of interesting characters and events, and this summary looks at the adventures of Dorothy, the young girl who ends up in the strange world of Oz.

O. Henry's Short Stories: Lesson for Kids

6. O. Henry's Short Stories: Lesson for Kids

American author O. Henry wrote many short stories during his writing career. In this lesson, you'll learn a little bit about O. Henry's life and will read about some of his stories.

Beauty & the Beast Summary: Lesson for Kids

7. Beauty & the Beast Summary: Lesson for Kids

Would you prefer Disney's ''Beauty and the Beast'' or the lesser-known tale written hundreds of years ago? It's always best to go to the original source, so the short story it is! In this lesson, we'll summarize the author's version of this popular classic.

Goldilocks & the Three Bears: Lesson for Kids

8. Goldilocks & the Three Bears: Lesson for Kids

Too hot, too cold or just right? That's what Goldilocks is looking for in the story 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears.' She's on the hunt for a snack and a place to nap that fits her perfectly. In this lesson, we'll talk about the story.

Rapunzel Story: Lesson for Kids

9. Rapunzel Story: Lesson for Kids

Most people remember the famous line, 'Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair', but do you know the whole story? In this lesson, you'll learn about the origins, plot, and lasting impact of the 'Rapunzel' story!

Jack and the Beanstalk Story: Lesson for Kids

10. Jack and the Beanstalk Story: Lesson for Kids

In this lesson, we'll look at ''Jack and the Beanstalk,'' a story about magic beans that grow into beanstalks that reach a giant's home in the sky, and how a boy named Jack helps his family by climbing the beanstalk.

The Princess and the Pea: Lesson for Kids

11. The Princess and the Pea: Lesson for Kids

Could one small pea cause you to sleep poorly? That's the question the royal family has for the mysterious princess that shows up at their door. In this lesson, we'll take a closer look at the story, 'The Princess and the Pea.'

The Ugly Duckling by HC Andersen: Lesson for Kids

12. The Ugly Duckling by HC Andersen: Lesson for Kids

What would you do if you were a mother duck who had one duckling that didn't look like the others? Read on to find out what happens to this poor ugly duckling in Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale.

Gulliver's Travels: Lesson for Kids

13. Gulliver's Travels: Lesson for Kids

If you look up the book 'Gulliver's Travels' by Jonathan Swift, you will find dozens of adaptations. What makes this book so popular? Read this lesson to learn the story of this classic novel.

The Little Red Hen Story: Lesson for Kids

14. The Little Red Hen Story: Lesson for Kids

'The Little Red Hen' is a classic folktale. Like most folktales, the story teaches a lesson: this story is used to teach kids the value of working hard and the consequences of laziness. See how this story's lesson could be applied to many situations!

To Kill a Mockingbird: Lesson for Kids

15. To Kill a Mockingbird: Lesson for Kids

If you enjoy reading stories from many years ago where people learn lessons that are important today, you should try reading 'To Kill a Mockingbird.' Read on for a summary of this classic novel from 1960.

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