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Elementary School Literacy


Molly of Denali: Fish Camp

Help Molly and Trini fish for salmon with fishing rods and wheels to feed Molly's friends and sled dogs. (PreK-3)

Storytelling with Words and Pictures

In this interactive lesson, students learn the basics of story structure, gain vocabulary about storytelling elements, and explore how the arts can be a valuable way to tell stories. (Grades 3-5)

Seeing Sounds!

In this interactive lesson, students learn how to use text features, such as illustrations, diagrams, photos and charts, with the help of a lion as their guide. (Grades 3-5)

I Dig Soil!

In this interactive lesson, students learn how to find the main idea in a text and how to identify details that support a main idea with a mole as their guide. (Grades 3-5)

Man versus Elephant!

In this interactive lesson, students will practice asking and answering questions as they develop a deeper understanding of the text. (Grades 3-5)

What Edison Teaches Us About Success

In this interactive lesson, students examine Thomas Edison’s character traits and how they contributed to his becoming one of the greatest inventors in history. (Grades 3-5)

Personification: Cowbirds

In this interactive lesson, students students learn about the cowbird through a documentary video and develop their literacy skills as they explore personification as a literary device. (Grades 5-8)


Teacher resources

Molly of Denali Bird in Hand Lesson Plan

This lesson is based on the 11-minute story "Bird in Hand", and helps children use strategies, such as examining the parts of unfamiliar words, to figure out their meaning.

Molly of Denali Dream Tube Lesson Plan

This lesson is based on the 11-minute story "Dream Tube", and models the comprehension strategy of asking oneself questions when reading (or listening to) informational texts.