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Listed below are songs and stories for which activities have been written. They are provided in Adobe Acrobat PDF format. If you do not have software on your machine for reading PDF files click here to download a free version.

Mr. Anderson/Back of the Bus:  Remember what your school bus was like? This song/story highlights the terrifying and exciting world between home and school. Story guide and discussion questions are included.

The Eeny, Weeny, Beeny, Ghost: A short, silly 'jump tale'- complete with background information, discussion questions and additional resources.

Mrs. Lunchroom Lady: A story about the culture of school - the people, rules and objects that make it what it is. It's also about peas and carrots. Includes a story guide and many discussion suggestions including the ways in which we relate to each other to how the story was put together.

The Ballad of Dirty Joe: Includes the words to Bill's epic poem, as well as discussion questions and Bill's thoughts about the poem.

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Sarah's Story: This lesson plan is courtesy of Jayne G. Bouchard. It is the first in a series of lessons about Narratives and features the use of Sarah's Story, which is about a girl who has to write a story and doubts that she can.

Eeny Weeny Beeny Ghost (from Weezie and the Moonpies):  This lesson is about suspense, good if you're working on your storytelling style (submitted by David Sidwell).

The Ballad of Dirty Joe (from Blah Blah Blah): This lesson was submitted by Nancy Sage and deals with choral reading, and the rhythm of poetry.

Night of the Spadefoot Toads: This lesson plan entitled "Home is where the Heart is" was developed for the 4th graders of Middleborough Public Schools to explore the characters in the book and how they relate to the theme of the book.