Teachers, this section is just for you! We know how much work you do to turn even the most reluctant of readers into book enthusiasts and we hope the materials on this site help make that job a little easier. Be sure to stop by the age & grade level section to find selections perfect for the students you teach. Try the themes section for ideas of books that appeal to interest your particular reluctant reader already has, like sports or science or action movies. This section is also great for planning genre studies! Make use of the author and series sections! Once a kid finds one thing they like—trust us—they'll come back for more. Look to the printables section for classroom handouts, discussion guides for your literature circles or book clubs, and reproducible activity pages that are great for enhancing any literature lesson. You can incorporate the cool multimedia on this site into your lesson plans or use them as models for projects students can create on their own. The author section is also a fantastic resource for jumpstarting a super fun author study unit. And check out our book club tips & recommendations for even more discussion and book group ideas!

Selected Activity Suggestions

Elementary School

Middle School

High School

Give boys something to think about—and read—throughout the winter season.

For young readers, read The True Story of the Three Little Pigs and talk about storytelling. Why are the holidays a nice time for stories? Have students create their own stories set during winter and read one aloud each day in December. For middle graders, read The Ghost's Grave and think about gift giving. How is Josh's relationship with Willie based on mutual gift giving? What are some nice things students can do for others this holiday season? For high schoolers, put a unique spin on holiday music. Read John Lennon: All I Want is the Truth and then listen to some songs by the Beatles. How does knowing more about John Lennon's life inform students' understanding of the songs? Take a well-known holiday song and have students dissect the lyrics, melody, and tone using their new perspective.