ReadWriteThink couldn't publish all of this great content without literacy experts to write and review for us. If you've got lessons plans, activities, or other ideas you'd like to contribute, we'd love to hear from you.
Find the latest in professional publications, learn new techniques and strategies, and find out how you can connect with other literacy professionals.
Teacher Resources by Grade
|1st - 2nd||3rd - 4th|
|5th - 6th||7th - 8th|
|9th - 10th||11th - 12th|
Building a Matrix for Leo Lionni Books: An Author Study
|Grades||K – 2|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Five 50-minute sessions|
Grades K – 2 | Lesson Plan | Recurring Lesson
This step-by-step literature response template for use with read-alouds asks students to use drawing and writing to respond to increasingly-complex prompts which address literary elements as well as personal connections.
Grades K – 5 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
In this series of four lessons, students will explore key elements of design in Little Blue and
Little Yellow to learn about setting, character relationships, and plot.
Grades K – 12 | Student Interactive | Organizing & Summarizing
This interactive tool allows students to create Venn diagrams that contain two or three overlapping circles, enabling them to organize their information logically.
Grades 3 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  January 28
Students research different awards given by the ALA and do an activity based on one of the awards.
Grades K – 3 | Calendar Activity |  May 5
As a child growing up in Holland, Leo Lionni taught himself how to draw and later became an author and illustrator of children's books. Leo Lionni is the winner of four Caldecott awards.
Grades 2 – 6 | Professional Library | Book
This book offers a rich resource for preservice and practicing teachers who want to build, extend, or enliven a program in which students explore the expanding world of children’s literature.