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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 are encouraged to read a variety of books and participate in a book club in celebration of Teen Read Week.
Grades 5 – 8
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 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 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 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