Leveled Book List, fairy tales, April birthdays of Children's Authors

Hans Christian Andersen's birthday is April 2nd.  He is the author of many fairy tales.  April is the perfect month to integrate fairy tales with your other Spring lessons.

Include The Ugly Duckling with your pond life lessons.  Science and literature is a perfect combination!
  • The Ugly Duckling (retold - original version is a higher reading level) Guided Reading level - G
Read fractured fairy tales and compare texts.  Let students write their own version of one of the fairy tales that you share.
Grab a copy of the Happy Birthday author forms from my February file.  
Martin Waddell was born on April 10th.  Some of his books that you might be familiar with are:
Let's go home little bear would be a good text to compare to Goldilocks and the Three Bears.
Eileen Christelow was born on April 22nd.  You probably have a copy or two of one of her Five Little Monkeys books.
Her book, Where's the Big Bad Wolf, would be a nice addition to a fairy tale unit. Police Detective Phineas T. Doggedly is looking for the Big Bad Wolf after the pigs' house of straw and house of sticks was blown down.
Guided Reading level - L

Amy Hest was born on April 28th.  She is the author of books about ducks and weather.  Perfect topics for your April lessons.
Guided Reading level - J
Guided Reading level - I
Looking for new fairy tale ideas?  I just added a fairy tale themed file.  Students read the directions and either color the pictures or draw a picture.  Then write about the picture.

Grab a copy of the FREE April leveled book list.

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