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Females in the Spotlight: Strong Characters in Picture Books

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Grades 3 – 5
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Three 40-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Lisa Leliaert

Fishers, Indiana


International Literacy Association


Student Interactives

Calendar Activities

Podcast Episodes



Grades   3 – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Organizing & Summarizing

Trading Card Creator

This tool provides a fun and useful way to explore a variety of topics such as a character in a book, a person or place from history, or even a physical object. An excellent tool to for summarizing or as a prewriting exercise for original stories.


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Grades   5 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  December 5

Walt Disney was born in 1901.

Students describe female characters in Disney films, discuss their characteristics, and write a thesis statement about them.


Grades   3 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  March 1

March is National Women's History Month.

A scrapbook highlighting the accomplishments of famous American women is created as a class using the Alphabet Organizer and Bio-Cube.


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Grades   K – 5  |  Podcast Episode

Celebrating Women Brave and Strong

Check out these books about two exceptional but nearly-forgotten women—Mighty Jackie: The Strike-Out Queen and Brave Harriet: The First Woman to Fly the English Channel.


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