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Not your everyday calendar, here you can find important events in literary history, authors' birthdays, and a variety of holidays, all with related activities and resources that make them more relevant to students. View by day, by week, or by month.
Students select characters that they believe are the most memorable from Cleary's books and write short persuasive essays to explain their choices.
Grades 1 – 6
Students are encouraged to read a variety of books and participate in a book club in celebration of Teen Read Week.
Grades 5 – 8
Students create a class or individual "Book of Privileges" based on accomplishments that students have achieved and the rewards they have received as a result of their work.
Grades 3 – 8
Students create a scrapbook of their favorite pieces throughout the year and present it to parents at an end-of-year party.
Grades 1 – 8
Students play a variation of the game Balderdash to practice vocabulary.
Grades 3 – 12
Books and webpages are gathered that focus on the work of African American poets and students explore the resources and find a poem to contribute to a poetry reading.
Grades 1 – 12
Types of Calendar Activities
Authors & Texts
Birthdays, publication dates, and more
Historical Figures & Events
Notable people and happenings in history
Holidays & School Celebrations
Special days and how to observe them
Celebrations that promote and encourage literacy