Children's Books • Nonfiction • Educational Materials
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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 Megenius.com
Illustrated by Adam Taylor
"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 Teacherspayteachers.com
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
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
Discovering Thesis, Main Ideas, Supporting Details, and Transitions
Separating Fact from Opinion
Finding the Main Idea
Organizing Ideas When Reading
Understanding Patterns of Organization
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 www.edHelper.com and search Patti Hutchison.