Pre K – 3rd Literature for Vision, Goal Setting, and Self Reflection
- What Do You Do With An Idea by Kobi Yamada
Plot Summary: A young boy has an idea. The idea starts as a small golden in the boy's colorless world. It follows him everywhere. He can't get rid of it. The boy is afraid that his idea will not be liked by others, so he protects his idea and hides it. But soon, the idea starts to grow and the boy starts feeling better about his idea. He starts nurturing it and one day it breaks open, free, and adds new colors to the boy's life. The final line of the story is, "So what do you do with an idea? You change the world."
What To Do With An Idea Lesson Plan 3-4th grades
What To Do With An Idea video 2:53 min. Read Aloud of book
- Activities on “Oh, the Places You’ll Go," by Dr. Seuss written by: Keren Perles– includes activities including song - Level 1 Elementary
"O, The Place You'll Go!" by Dr. Seuss text
Shape Book for Dr. Seuss book, "O The Places You'll Go!" downloadable free website has multiple printable resources for Dr. Seuss Books
ABC Teach - Educator's online resource for goal-setting printables
Some are free and some require membership for download
Pinterest Ideas for "O, The Place You'll Go!" - must be a member to access
- "Brontorina"by James Howe - The story is about a dinosaur who wants to be a ballerina and while a studio initially allows her to dance it’s clear that she is just too big. The story doesn’t end there and with some help from friends who support her dream they find a way to include everyone.
Teaching Book Materials – includes links for author interviews, audio discussion of his name, written interview (have to have a sign-in for access for some of the materials)
Brontorina lesson materials from Jewish Perspective
- Fly Away Home, Eve Bunting, New York: Clarion Books. A homeless boy who lives in an airport with his father, moving from terminal to terminal trying not to be noticed, is given hope when a trapped bird finally finds its freedom. Fly Away Home by Eve Bunting 8:27 min.
- Smoky Night, Eve Bunting, New York: Harcourt Children's Books.
Smoky Night is a story about cats and people who couldn't get along until a night of rioting brings them together.
Smoky Night 8:54 min. .
- Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type Cronin, D. (2000).
Farmer Brown has a problem. His cows like to type. New York: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers.
Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type video 3:53 min.
- Amazing Grace by Marie Hoffman Grace loves to act out stories. Sometimes she plays the leading part, sometimes she is 'a cast of thousands.' When her school decides to perform Peter Pan , Grace is longing to play Peter, but her classmates say that Peter was a boy, and besides, he wasn't black...But Grace's Ma and Nana tell her she can be anything she wants if she puts her mind to it...
Teaching Materials for "Amazing Grace"
- Brothers in Hope: The Story of the Lost Boys of Sudan . . Williams, M. (2005) New York: Lee & Low Books
Brothers in Hope: The Story of the Lost Boys of Sudan Classroom Guide