Free Literature Activities, Lessons, and Printables

This week we are sharing Free Literature Activities, Lessons, and Printables for our new Freebie Friday series! Each week we will focus on a new theme. Watch for articles, both from our team and guest writers, as well as some of our social media posts to focus on this new weekly theme. We will share several freebies each week related to the topic, but there will always be several that are just of interest to homeschoolers and don’t necessarily relate to that week’s topic. So even if the theme is not of interest, be sure to come looking for the Freebie Friday post to get the other freebies as well.

NOTE: The freebies may only be free for the week after publication, so be sure to grab them while you can. And please help us get the word out about this new series by sharing with your homeschool friends as well!

HHM Freebie Friday Literature January 2016

reading-log-cover Printable Reading Log Collection
Track reading with this convenient, cheerful reading log! Designed by homeschoolers, for homeschoolers, this packet includes a goal sheet, questions for any book, weekly and monthly trackers, and more!
Slide09 Itsy Bitsy Spider Nursery Rhyme Activity Packet
This set includes interactive activities, notebooking pages, tracing, coloring and more! It also includes both color and black & white pages for all activities.
Literature-Response-Task-Cards-Cover-JPG.001 Literature Response Task Cards for Elementary Students
This is a set of 24 literature response task cards. Each card has a question that can be used with any book as a journal prompt or discussion starter.
3535926531 Christmas Carol Character Crowns
Free character crowns for A Christmas Carol, perfect for a class discussion, reader’s theater, or any other classroom or homeschool use. The crowns have the character’s name and an image, either of the character or something to associate with the character.
2596598411 Compare/Contrast Writing Frame for Any Two Books or Stories
After reading any two books or stories, use the Venn diagram and the outline page to organize thoughts and write a compare and contrast paragraph. The blog post includes suggested book pairings!
2426609001 Persuasive Writing Prompt using The Pigeon
After Reading Don’t Let the Pigeon Ride the Bus! by Mo Willems, students should write a persuasive paragraph defending why or why not the pigeon should drive the bus.
a-poetry-unit-for-preschoolers-cover1 Preschool Poetry Unit
Fun poetry unit based on Shel Silverstein’s Where the Sidewalk Ends. Ideal for Preschool – 3rd grade. Includes a related activity & writing assignment for each poem!
mrs_piggle_wiggle_complete Mrs. Piggle Wiggle Literature Lapbook
This literature lapbook is a great alternative to a book report! Read the classic book, Mrs. Piggle Wiggle, and enjoy learning and discussing as you create the lapbook.
VoyagewithVikingsCoverPic Imagination Station Voyage with the Vikings Novel Study
Included in this 30 page product you will find:
~COMPREHENSION CHECKS {5 pages with 5 questions each}
~VOCABULARY WORK {list, study & ideas}
~WRITING PROMPTS {5 prompts with two levels of paper each}
~FLIP BOOK REPORTS {with three different options}
~EXTENSION ACTIVITIES {5 no prep options}
~CROSSWORD PUZZLE {just for fun!}
Retail value: $3.00
Plants-and-Gardening-Literacy-Pack Plants and Gardening Literacy 
Time to study plants and gardening! This FREE sampler pack includes four ready-to-go activities that will reinforce important literacy concepts.
Chair-for-my-mother-cover A Chair for my Mother
This product goes also with the book “A Chair for my Mother”. It includes 4 no-prep pages that include alphabetical order of words from the story, money word problems, and more!
Retail value: $3.00
reading-log-pin1 Free Reading Logs
Free Reading Logs for children or adults to write down the books read.
image Read Aloud Discussion Task Cards
Engaging task cards to start a discussion for any novel! Perfect for read alouds! These cards will help kids have deep discussions while learning ☺
111 Asking Questions While Reading PowerPoint
The focus of this FREE strategy is to teach students how to ask questions while reading to better understand the text.This is one of many interactive reading strategies created by Wise Guys that can be used right away in your classroom with your students.Each PowerPoint will have students actively involved in their learning. The PowerPoints will directly teach the reading strategy to your students in a fun and engaging way.
11 Previewing a Book PowerPoint
The focus of this strategy is to teach students how to preview a book and to make predictions.This is one of many interactive reading strategies created by Wise Guys that can be used right away in your classroom with your students.Each PowerPoint will have students actively involved in their learning. The PowerPoints will directly teach the reading strategy to your students in a fun and engaging way.
Screen-Shot-2016-01-28-at-7.06.43-PM Free Google Slide Graphic Organizers
Google Slides Graphic Organizers is an engaging and innovative way to scaffold without all of the preparation. Use these graphic organizers in a guided reading group and have students look for specific text evidence for comprehension strategies. Included are graphic organizers for Finding Main Idea, Sequencing Events, Cause/Effect, and Finding Text Features.
2426670041 Two Idea Organizers for Responding to Magic Tree House: Vacation Under the Volcano
These two pages include a “what were they thinking?” page and a Know/Want/Learn for as a student reads the Research Guide. The complete product (available for a small fee) also has a sequencing page, a volcano sequence page, a clothing page, and a page to note things that were different in ancient Roman times compared to today.
bookmark Bookmark Reading 
This freebie is a bookmark referencing the Common Core. The anchor standards for reading are separated into four areas: Key ideas and details, Craft and Structure, Integration of Knowledge and Ideas and Text Complexity and Range. I added questions to each area to keep students focused while reading. I modified it and added another version with a bookworm.
TFT-MLK-Multiplication-Freebie-JPG-V2-CORRECTED.001 Martin Luther King, Jr. Trivia Code: Multiplication
When students complete this True False Trivia printable, they will reveal a fact about Martin Luther King, Jr. A fun way to incorporate multiplication review into your Black History Month studies!Reviews multiplication facts 1-12.
Cover Free Polar Bear PreK Handwriting Pack
Your preschoolers will have fun working on their handwriting skills with this Free Polar Bear PreK Handwriting Pack from Year Round Homeschooling!
image1 Subject Binder Spine Labels and Covers
Colorful spine labels and binder covers for 10 different subjects.
animaljournal Animal Observation Journal
Use this open-ended journal page as a nature or zoology activity for kids of all ages! The activity also helps children to hone their focus & listening skills as they look for wildlife.
Color-and-Copy-Work-Facts-about-Arctic-Animals-includes-7-fun-animals-to-learn-about Color and Copywork: Facts about Arctic Animals
The Multi Taskin Mom has a Free Color and Copywork Pack full of facts about Arctic Animals that your kids will love! Your kids will have fun learning about 7 different animals while working on their handwriting and coloring skills!
In-My-World-Example1 In a Village by the Sea Lesson Plan
Make your own In my World coloring and writing project to go along with reading this book. Encourage them to respond to what they have read by doing activities like this journal page.
glitter-chinese-dragon Chinese Dragon Glitter Pattern Printable
Celebrate Chinese New Year with Glitter Dragon. Print out the Black and White Pattern and decorate with glitter to create your own unique art.
Wintertime-Themed-Chore-Charts-for-Children-with-5-Different-Styles-To-Choose-From Free Wintertime Chore Charts
These Free Wintertime Chore Charts from The Multi Taskin Mom are a great way to teach your kids life skills and the importance of responsibility!
My-daughter-loved-this-fun-bug-fine-motor-activity-called-fill-in-the-bugs-1 Fill in the Bug Math Game
This Free Fill in the Bug Math Game from Learning 2 Walk is a great way to teach your kids how to estimate in math class!
our-mail-cvc-word-worksheets-activity-was-a-huge-success-for-quiet-time-yesterday-pin-1 Free Mail CVC Word Worksheets
Learning 2 Walk has a set of Free Mail CVC Word Worksheets that will help your kids work on their reading skills in a fun way!
I-am-convinced-that-to-make-any-preschool-letter-activity-fun-for-my-kids-all-i-have-to-do-is-add-stamps-as-well-as-cars-pin Free Car Crash Preschool Letter Stamping Worksheets
Preschoolers need to learn how to recognize letters before they can start learning to read! These Free Car Crash Preschool Letter Stamping Worksheets from Learning 2 Walk is a fun way to work on letter recognition!

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