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Non fiction children's books about science, nature, and history

Adaptations of classic literature

Please Pay To Park Your Elephant

A children's book about silly laws in the United States.

Published by

Illustrated by Adam Taylor

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"Sailing to a Glacier" 

A nonfiction article about Margerie Glacier in Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska. This article was inspired by a cruise I took with my husband and daughter in 2009.

Published in Highlights for Children, March 2013.

"Is Your Cat Happy?"

A nonfiction article about the "body language" of cats and what it really means.

Published in Humpty Dumpty's Magazine, January, 2009.

Educational Materials Published on 

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Reader's Theater Scripts Adapted from Classic Literature:

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

Gift of the Magi by O. Henry

The Monkey's Paw by W.W. Jacobs

The Purloined Letter by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The Necklace by Guy de Maupassant

The Open Window by Saki

The Ransom of Red Chief by O. Henry

Rikki-tikki-tavi by Rudyard Kipling

The Emperor's New Clothes by H.C. Anderson

Original Reader's Theater Script:

Smile Because it Happened by Patricia Hutchison

Literature Study Units:

​A Family Apart

Snow Treasure

Nothing's Fair in 5th Grade

Copper Sun (PowerPoint Presentation)

A Clean, Well-lighted Place

Daniel's Story (A Holocaust novel)

PowerPoint Presentations for Classroom Use: Critical Reading and Study Skills

Active Reading and Thinking Strategies

Understanding the Author's Purpose

Context Clues

Critical Reading

Discovering Thesis, Main Ideas, Supporting Details, and Transitions

Separating Fact from Opinion

Finding Details

Finding the Main Idea

Taking Notes

Organizing Ideas When Reading


Understanding Patterns of Organization

Writing Activities:

From Photo to Story

Photo Writing Prompts


Mancala, History, Gameboard, and Rules

To see titles of earth science, life skills, and study skills reading comprehensions I have written, go to and search Patti Hutchison.