Free printable lesson Plans from The Mysteries of Harris Burdic by Chris VanAllsburg

Inspire and Enthrall Students with The Mysteries of Harris Burdick
Want to go on an adventure with a book like none other? Run, don't walk to the library to get The Mysteries of Harris Burdick by Chris VanAllsburg (The Polar Express, Jumanji)! It reminds me of an M.C. Escher image in real life. This is the very best thing VanAllsburg has ever done and that's saying a lot! I introduced Harris Burdick to students in 1986--they were agog and couldn't put it down. We got some very inventive stories from those images. View more »

Interactive Outside-the-book-jacket Book Reports for Divergent Thinkers

Lesson Plan: 10 Book Reports with Style Sick of writing dull, redundant reports? Here are 10 coup de grace alternate book reports! Make a CD, video, Myspace profile and more! Teaching tips and student suggestions for fun, interesting book reports geared to your personal learning style. View more »

Websites with Free Literature Resources

Free Web Resources for Literature Lessons and Homework. Here are 10 websites to get free homework help with American lit, world lit or other literature classes. These sites have lesson planning for teachers including study guides, printables, activities, games, online books, ebooks, reference and resources View more » 


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