I spent a few years working as teacher for students that were identified as gifted. I also taught many workshops to teachers on Bloom's Taxonomy and how to incorporate higher level thinking into the classroom. One of the activities I had the teachers complete in the workshop was to make Tic-Tac-Toe boards with higher-level thinking activities that allow for student choice. I saw an opportunity to apply my knowledge of Bloom's Taxonomy, authors, and picture books to make a few to share with my readers and a local school district.
The materials below are free to use, distribute, and change. Just tell all your friends about the great blog where you found them!
The Iza Trapani Reading Experience
The Wendell Minor Reading Experience
The Amy Krouse Rosenthal Reading Experience
The William Joyce Reading Experience
The Jarrett Krosoczka Reading Experience (Click Here to visit StudioJJK.com to find the updated version of this Reading Experience)
Tic Tac Toe with Picture Book Biographies by David A. Adler
Additionally, I have also made available lesson plan packets that I developed when I was a special education teacher. These packets coincided with author birthday celebrations I held in the classroom.
Nate the Great by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat Lesson Packet
Poetry Notebook (used when I celebrated Shel Silverstein's birthday)
Train of States by Peter Sis Matching Game
Arthur by Marc Brown Lesson Packet
Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor Lesson Packet
Plus, a few more fun things that might keep your children busy:
Create you own Harold and Purple Crayon Adventure
Encounter by Jane Yolen and David Shannon Writing Prompts