Literature Ladders

Primary (K-2) Literature-based WebQuests

Animals and Me (Grade K). Based on I Wish I Had Duck Feet. Compare a real animal to yourself.

Arthur's Tooth by Marc Brown (Grade 1). Arthur's dentist, Dr. Sozio, wants your class to make posters for his office to help Arthur understand his teeth better.

Author Study WebQuest (Grade 3). Learn about author's life, compare two books, design a new cover, and list books.

BatQuest: In Search of Stellaluna (Primary Grades). Based on the book Stellaluna. Help Stellaluna learn about being a bat.

Cajun Gingerbread Boy Baked by Berthe Amoss. Based on the book.

Celebrating Cultures With Tomie dePaola (Grades 2-4). Tomie dePaola's books (Strega Nona, Bill & Pete Go Down the Nile, Jamie O'Rourke and the Big Potato) are used to kick off an exploration of cultures: Egypt, Ireland, & Italy.

Chrysanthemum: What's in a Name (Primary). Read books by Kevin Henkes and create a "book about me".

Designing Hermit's New Home (Primary). Based on A House for Hermit Crab by Eric Carle. Hermit Crab has outgrown his home and needs a new one. Can you help him? He needs help finding a bigger home and then decorating it. Maybe you can get some help by reading A House for Hermit Crab and surfing the Internet!

Digging Up Dinosaurs by Aliki. As a team of dinosaur experts, you have been asked to go on a dig in a location believed to have many dinosaur teeth remains. 

Find Frog and Toad! (Grade 2). Based on Frog and Toad Are Friends by Arnold Lobel. Research frogs and toads and create a Venn diagram.

Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein (Grade 1). Find products that are made from trees to find a solution for the small tree.

Going on a Bear Hunt (Grade K1). Based on Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? and Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? by Bill Martin, Jr. Research bears, create a Venn diagram, and retell the story.

It's a Perfect Day by Abigail Pizer (Grade 1). Learn about farm animals.

Keeping Quilt by Patricia Polacco (Grade 2-3). Make a family tree and create a keeping quilt.

Lazy Ozzie by Michael Coleman. Learn about owls and create a missing owl poster.

Meeting in the Mitten (Grade K). Based on The Mitten by Jan Brett. Learn about the characters in the story, author, create costumes and do a play.

Miss Spider's Tea Party by David Kirk. Learn about spiders and tea parties.

Oceanography ABC Books. Based on The Ocean Alphabet Book by Jerry Pallotta & Swimming Through the Alphabet by Kristin Joy Pratt. Create an ABC book about the ocean for children your age.

Olivia by Ian Falconer. Activities based on the book.

Study Insects with Eric Carle (Grade 1-2). Learn about a variety of insects while reading Eric Carle books.

Swimmy and the Deep Blue Sea (Grade 2). Based on the book Swimmy. Learn about sea life.

Teddy Bears and Bears in Literature (Grade K). You and your friends need to help the book character convince his mom that bears do live in the woods! Based on books by Jez Alorough.

The Very Bad Horrible No Good Day (Grade 1). You will draw a picture about a bad day and write a story about your picture.

Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak. Max is missing. Create a graph and costume.


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