Free Book Guides (3-5 grade)

These downloadable book guides include a variety of detailed activities that support student engagement with nature-based kids’ books. Engage students while meeting NGSS, Math, ELA, and Art Standards.

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    Winged Heroes

    In this graphic novel, we follow the journey of a Rock Pigeon through New York City and beyond, as he discovers and interacts with superhero birds, The Winged Heroes. Readers discover a blend of fantasy and reality in the stories…

  • Eavesdropping on Elephants
    Eavesdropping on Elephants

    Featuring 10 activities that target national science, English, mathematics, and art education standards for grades 3-6, the teacher guide is a fun and interactive way to help students better understand Eavesdropping on Elephants: How Listening Helps Conservation by Patricia Newman.

  • On Meadowview Street

    Join Caroline in habitat exploration in your own neighborhood with these excellent student activities. Get to know your local habitat!

  • Animals in Flight

    Explore bird flight and migration with a series of activities to go along with Animals in Flight, written by Steve Jenkins and Robin Page. Students will develop a better understanding of migration while meeting science standards.

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    Flute’s Journey: THE LIFE OF A WOOD THRUSH

    Learn about migration by following Flute’s journey to Costa Rica. Educators can use these free additional resources to pair with the book to develop an engaging unit.

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    An Eagle’s Feather

    Combine the book with these free book activities. Content includes a fun mix of articles, videos and sounds! Activities can be adapted to grades K-5th.