In the wake of this year’s devastating hurricane season, books about Hurricane Katrina carry timely messages. These lesson plans will help children understand the impacts of such disasters while also teaching skills such as problem solving and researching.
Lynne Farrell Stover
About Lynne Farrell Stover
Lynne has been an educator for more than 40 years, serving as an elementary classroom teacher, a gifted educational specialist and a middle school librarian. She is currently a teacher consultant at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA. She is the author of the “Magical Library Lessons series, From Snicket to Shakespeare” from UpstartBooks and the “From the Big Screen to the Classroom: Using Movies to Teach in the Content Areas” series published by Pieces of Learning.
October is National Bullying Prevention Month and there’s no better time to teach anti-bullying lessons through children’s literature. Promote discussion, spark writing activities, and teach kids how to be buddies not bullies with these three library activities.
The Newbery award-winning book “The One and Only Ivan” tells the inspiring story of a captive gorilla from his point of view. Use this book to capture students’ interest with 3 library lessons centered around Ivan’s story.