Connecting to Literature

Use these samples, lessons, and classroom ideas to inspire activities in your classroom that connect students to the books they are reading.

These multimedia literature connections were created by students using Wixie.



Adapt Your Favorite Story

After reading a book like Judi Barrett's Things That are Most in the World, students brainstormed superlatives and wrote pages that provided both textual and visual context clues to help other readers understand the meaning of the words.


Adapt a Pattern Story

Students read I Love You, A Rebus Poem and found their own rhyming words to use in a story and do the backwards thinking necessary to come up with a poem ending in "I love you."


Combine Reading with Making

Even young students want to be authors! Get them making their own books and pages in response to the ones you read!


Adapt a Pattern Story

Make it easy for young students to be authors by asking them to recreate a pattern story, such as this one from Merle Peek's Mary Wore Her Red Dress.


Book Trailers

Students explore character, plot, and theme and write persuasively as they develop a movie-style trailer for a book they have read.


Create a Class Book

Engage your emerging readers and writers by publishing your own book in print or as an eBook! Simply ask each student to create a single page that you combine.


One Odd Day by Doris Fisher

Finding Theme (with Evidence!)

Connect Literature to Math

Visualizing Text

Favorite Scene

Beginning, Middle, End

How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin? by Margaret McNamara

The Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

Our Favorite Dr. Seuss Book

Character, Setting, Events

Why Not Dream Bubbles

Character Traits

Snowmen at Night by Carolyn Buehner



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This kit is for the Treasures California reading program.

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