I found a great website for some lesson plan/question ideas regarding children's literature. I was looking for some information on The Giver that we are reading in class and stumbled across this website hosted by Carol Hurst. There is a link to a lesson that integrates the math concept of probability through a problem solving game for The Giver. There are a number of other books used for novel studies and read alouds that are reviewed and supported with some resources on this site. If you are interested check it out!
I am looking for some short poems or stories about Monsters. Specifically the portrayal of friendly and unfriendly monsters and to examine what a monster really is. If you have any ideas please leave me a comment. I'm doing a novel study entitled Monster Madness about a sandwich that takes over a town. Anyone with some empty cereal boxes (again) please also let me know in class!