Third Grade Lesson Plans

Book Title Suggestions by Months of the School Year

Month Title
Sep School for Bandits by Hannah Shaw
Sep I. Q., It's Time by Mary Ann Fraser
Sep Adventure Annie Goes to Work by Toni Buzzeo
Sep Monkey: A Trickster Tale from India by Gerald McDermott
Sep Ladybug Girl and the Bug Squad by David Soman and Tony Baloney by Pam Munoz Ryan
Sep Bullies Never Win by Margery Cuyler
Sep Carmen Learns English by Judy Cox
Sep Miss Brooks Loves Books! (and I don't) by Barbara Bottner (finding a book a student will like)
Sep Johnny Appleseed B Appleseed by Jane Yolen
Sep "L" is for Library E TERry great for library orientation
Sep First Day Jitters by Julie Danneberg
Sep Read anything good lately?
Sep Fairy Trails E EYLa (Uses lots of Spanish words)
Sep Down Girl and sit Smarter than squirrels FIC NOLan
Sep The princess and the pizza E AUCh
Sep Sometimes I'm Bombaloo E VAIL
Sep If you take a mouse to school E NUMeroff
Sep The true story of the three little pigs E SCIeszka
Sep My Lucky Day E KASza- a similar version of the three pigs with a fox
Sep Book Talk Hot Dog and Bob series FIC ROVetch
Sep Cookies Bite-Size Life Lessons 179 ROSenthal
Sep Earth to Clunk by Pam Smallcomb
Sep Three Little Aliens and the Big Bad Robot by Margaret McNamara
Sep Three Little Dassies by Jan Brett
Sep Miss Malarkey Leaves No Reader Behind E FINchler
Sep Down the Back of the Chair E MAHy
Sep Dog Day E HAYes What if you came to school and your teacher was a dog, a bird, a hamster?
Sep Born to Read E SIErra
Sep The Cheese E PALatini; rules, drawing conclusions
Sep Wanda and the Wild Hair E AZOre; fall; cause and effect
Sep The Three Little Tamales by Eric A. Kimmel E KIM
Sep Lily and the Mixed-up Letters E HODge: dyslexia
Sep Library Mouse A Friend's Tale by Kirk
Sep I. Q. Goes to the Library E FRAser
Sep The Boy Who Cried Ninja by Alex Latimer
Oct My Snake Blake by Randy Siegel (learning cursive)
Oct Me...Jane by Patrick McDonnell
Oct Six Crows by Leo Lionni
Oct Jimmy the Greatest by Jalro Buitrago
Oct Miss Fox's Class Gets It Wrong by Eileen Spinelli
Oct The Astonishing Secret of Awesome Man by Michael Chabon
Oct Poindexter Makes a Friend by Mike Twohy
Oct How to Teach a Slug to Read by Susan Pearson
Oct Butterfly Tree by Sandra Markle
Oct The Hungry Ghost of Rue Orleans by Mary Quattlebaum
Oct Bat Loves the Night by Micola Davies
Oct Jumpy Jack & Googily by Mes Rosoff: fun monster story
Oct Bats at the Ballgame by Brian Lies
Oct The Hinky Pink An Old Tale retold by Megan McDonald
Oct Weezer Changes the World by David McPhail
Oct Happy Haunting, Amelia Bedelia by Herman Parish
Oct Baily School Kids books
Oct Punk Farm and Punk Farm On Tour by Jarrett J. Krosoczka
Oct Time Warp Trio by Scieszka
Oct The Houdini Box FIC SELzneck
Oct Baby Brains E JAMes
Oct Come with me on Halloween E KIM
Oct Gooney Bird Greene & GBG and the room mother by Lois Lowry
Oct Apples to Oregon E HOPkinson
Oct Blueberries for Sal E MCCloskey
Oct The Ox-Cart Man by Donald Hall
Oct Sly Sleuth and the pet mysteries FIC NAP
Oct Goodnight Goon: a Petrifying Parody by Michael Rex
Oct Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
Oct Goodnight Gorilla by Peggy Rathmann
Oct Pick of the Litter FIC WAL
Oct Are You a Horse by Andy Rash: point of view, schema
Oct Pirate's Eye E PRIest
Oct Mosquito Bite 595.77 SIY
Oct Henry & the Buccaneer Bunnies E CRImi
Oct The Secret Science Project that almost ate the school E SIErra
Oct Trout Are Made of Trees 577 SAYre circle of life
Oct My Friend Jamal E MCQuinn diversity
Oct The Vowel Family a Tale of Lost Letters E WALker
Oct Martha Calling by Susan Meddaugh
Oct Martha Blah Blah by Susan Meddaugh
Oct Frederick Finch, Loudmouth by Tess Weaver
Oct Jasper's Day E PARker, dog has cancer and is put to sleep
Oct Robot Zot by Jon Scieszka
Oct Zip, zip homework E POLar: organization
Nov Hot, Hot Roti for Dada-ji by F. Zia
Nov Gracias Thanks by Pat Mora
Nov Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein
Nov Fairly Fairy Tales by Esme Raji Codell
Nov New Socks by Bob Shea: details, schema, brainstorming
Nov Just in Case by Judith Viorst
Nov The Scallywags by David Melling
Nov Fat Chance Thanksgiving by E Lakin
Nov Turk and Runt E WHEeler
Nov Diary of a Worm by Cronin
Nov Diary of a wombat by E French
Nov Milly and the Macy"s Parade E CORey
Nov Thanksgiving is by Gail Gibbson
Nov Minnie's diner a multiplying menu E DODds
Nov Marvin Redpost series
Nov A Gift of Gracias E ALVarez
Nov Can I Bring my pterodactyl to school, Ms. Johnson? E GRAmbling
Nov Something about Hensley"s E POLacco
Nov Burger Boy E DURant
Nov Tell Me, Tree All about Trees for Kids 582.16 GIBbons
Nov Scaredy Squirrel makes a friend E WATt
Nov One of those days E ROSenthal-when you"re having a bad day: coping
Nov Glamsters E KIMmel: try to be yourself and people will like you: self-esteem
Nov Tree of Birds by Susan Meddaugh
Nov Shapes in Transportation 516.15 ROY: math topic
Dec The Great Divide by Suzanne Slade
Dec Hooray For Amanda & Her Alligator! by Mo Willems
Dec Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett (connects with clever Beatrice)
Dec A Clever Beatrice Christmas by Margaret Willey
Dec The Library Gingerbread Man by Dotti Enderle: reviews Dewey
Dec Polar Express by by Chris VanAllsburg
Dec Too many tamales by Gary Soto
Dec The Pigeon Wants a Puppy by Mo Willems
Dec My Penguin Osbert by Eric Kimmel-Christmas story
Dec Three King's day 263 HOYt-Goldsmith
Dec Pioneer Girl The Story of Laura Ingalls Wilder B WILDER
Dec Mysterious tadpole E KELlog
Dec Can I keep him by Steven Kelllog
Dec Stregna Nona by Tomie DePaola
Dec Mr. Chickee's funny money FIC CURtis
Dec Hey, Little Ant 782.4 HOO illustrates compassion
Dec Tree of Cranes by Alan Say
Dec Christmas in the Big Woods E WILder
Dec A Home for Dixie 636.7 JACkson
Dec Apples & Oranges going bananas with pairs E PINto; similarities and differences
Dec Waynetta and the Cornstalk A Texas Fairy Tale 398.2 KETteman; female Texas version of Jack and the Beanstalk
Dec Charlie Anderson E ABErcrombie; divorce and being loved in two homes: coping
Dec Sourpuss and Sweetie Pie E JUSter; moodiness: behavior
Dec What Can You Do With a Rebozo by Carmen Tafolla
Dec Please Don"t Tease Tootsie E CHAmberlain, verbs: rhyming text
Jan One Cool Friend by Toni Buzzeo (penguin story)
Jan The Royal Treasure Measure by Trudy Harris (foot in measurement)
Jan Secrets of the Garden:Food Chains and the Food Web in Our Backyard by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld
Jan Mouse Was Mad by Linda Urban
Jan Goldie and the Three Hares by Margie Palatini
Jan Seriously, Cinderella is So Annoying!: The Story of Cinderella as told by the wicked stepmother by Trisha Speed Shaskan
Jan Snip, Snip...Snow E Poydar-make snowflakes
Jan Tacky Goes to Camp by Helen Lester
Jan Martin MacGregor's Snowman by Lisa Broadie Cook
Jan You read to me and I'll read to you: Very Short tales to read together by Hoberman 398.2 HOB
Jan You're on yourway, Teddy Roosevelt B Roosevelt Discuss problems and advantages in life and how they can overcome their problems and make the best of their advantages
Jan The Great Fuzz Frenzy E STEvens
Jan The Prairie Dog's Town A Perfect Hideaway by Miriam Aronin
Jan The 3 Little Dassies by Jan Brett
Jan Shanghai Messenger E CHEng
Jan This is the house that Jack built 398.8 TAB
Jan The School Children's blizzard E FIGley/ historical fiction 1888
Jan A Fine Fine School E CREech
Jan The Jalepeno Man E LELand
Jan The Giant Ball of String by Arthur Geisert
Jan Pepper"s Journal a kitten"s first year E MURphy
Jan Lucy Rose Big on Plans FIC KELly
Jan A Birthday Cake is no Ordinary Cake E FRAsier
Jan Who is Melvin Bubble by Nick Bruel E BRUel
Jan The Hat by E BREtt
Jan Experiments with Magnets 538.2 CHAlland
Jan Does a Sea Cow Say Moo? E HARshman; sea life, words with more than one meaning
Jan Sneezenesia by Deb Lucke: tex to self connections about sneezing your brains out
Feb Little Lost Tiger by Jonathan London (realistic fiction)
Feb All for me and none for all by Helen Lester (sharing and kindness)
Feb Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson
Feb Love, Ruby Valentine by Laurie Friedman
Feb The Big Test by Julie Danneberg
Feb Henry's Freedom Box: a true story from the underground railroad by Ellen Levine
Feb The Patchwork Quilt by Valerie Flournoy and pictures byJerry Pinkney
Feb Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt by Deborah Hopkinson and paintings by James Ransome
Feb The Hired Hand by Robert D. San Souci
Feb A Sweet Smell of Roses by Angela Johnson: civil rights
Feb Crossing Bok Chitto by Tim Tingle
Feb Game Day by Tiki and Ronde Barber
Feb The Honest-to-Goodness Truth by Patricia C. McKissack
Feb The coolest thing about TAKS testing is proving to yourself that you can achieve your goals--you can make the wonderful happen in your life: Read The Wonderful Happens E RYLant
Feb Follow the Drinking Gourd By Jeanette Winter
Feb The drinking gourd: the story of the underground railroad by E MONjo
Feb Olive My love E WALsh
Feb Dakota Dugout E TURner: voice
Feb I am the dog, I am the cat By E HALL : voice
Feb The mightiest heart by Cullen 398.2 CUL
Feb Do You Have a hat E SPInelli
Feb Rapunzel 398.2 ZELinsky
Feb I could do that! B MORRIS by White
Feb Clean your room, Harvey Moon! E CUMmings
Feb The Adventures of Sparrowboy by Brian Pinkney
Feb Abby takes a stand FIC MCKissack
Feb In the land of words 811 GREenfield poems by African American author
Feb Buffalo Wings E REYnolds
Feb Our Three Bears 599.78 HIRschi; includes Black, Grizzly, and Polar bears
Feb You Can, Toucan, Math 511.3 ADLer: math topic
Feb Corkscrew Counts a story about multiplication E NAPoli: math topic
Mar A Leaf Can Be...by Laura Purdie Salas (subject verb pattern)
Mar Prairie Storms by Darcy Pattison; grasslands, habitats
Mar Bob and Otto by Robert O. Bruel spring butterfly story
Mar Happy Endings: A story about Suffixes by Robin Pulver
Mar The Twelve Days of Springtime: A school counting book by Deborah Lee Rose
Mar Stanley's Little Sister by Linda Bailey POV of dog
Mar The Goose Man: The Story of Konrad Lorenz
Mar One Potato, Two Potato by Cynthia C. Defelice
Mar Peggony Po A Whale of a Tale
Mar Perfectly Martha by Susan Meddaugh
Mar Write favorite book titles on a flower shape to decorate for spring
Mar Luck E GEOrge
Mar It's Probably Penny by Loreen Leedy
Mar Biographies Mother to Tigers by Lyon B MARTINI
Mar The Journey of Oliver K. Woodman by Darcy Pattison
Mar The Scrambled States of America by E KELler
Mar Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters by E STEptoe
Mar Clever Jack Takes the Cake by Candace Fleming (using resources and not giving up)
Mar Clever Beatrice by Margaret Wiley
Mar Clever Beatrice and the Best Little Pony by Margaret Willey
Mar Princess Pigtoria and the Pea by Pamela Duncan Edwards (all "p" sounds)
Mar Big Chickens E HELakoski conquering fears
Mar Misery Moo E WILlis
Mar Lucha Libre: The Man in the Silver Mask a bilungual cuento SP E GARza
Mar Chicken Little by Rebecca Emberley
Mar There is a Bird on you Heard E WILliams problem solving
Mar The Twin Princes by Tedd Arnold
Mar On Meadowview Street by Henry Cole
Mar Green as a Bean E KUSkin-liking yourself, self-esteem
Mar Sebastian"s Roller Skates E PRAts: self-esteem
Mar Patterns in Peru an Adventure in Patterning E NEUschwander: math topic
Apr Falcon by Tim Jessell (voice, first person)
Apr Fortunately, Unfortunately by Michael Foreman
Apr Arthur Turns Green by Marc Brown
Apr Hen Hears Gossip by Megan McDonald & The Secret by Lindsay Barrett George
Apr Rotten Ralph Helps Out by Jack Gantos (library behavior)
Apr The Little Lame Prince by Rosemary Wells
Apr Submitting Student Poetry to be published in a book
Apr The Trouble With Dragons by Debi Gliora E GLI
Apr Take me out of the bathtub by 782.4 KATz
Apr Cliff Hanger by Jean Craighead George
Apr Fire Storm by Jean Craighead George
Apr Falcons Nest on Skyscrapers by Priscilla Belz Jenkins
Apr Frightful's Daughter by Jean Craighead George
Apr Please bury me in the library 811 LEWis
Apr No Place like home E EMMett
Apr From Kalamazoo to Timbuktu! E ZIEfert
Apr I Wish I were a butterfly E HOWe
Apr Amelia Bedelia E PARish
Apr Runny Babbit* 811 SILverstein
Apr Walter was worried E SEEger Faces use letters for expressions
Apr Why did the chicken cross the road? E WHY
Apr What the sea saw E STP
Apr Marshmallow E NEWberry based on a true story about a can and a rabbit
Apr Oops! 811 Katz funny poems
Apr Anansi"s Party Time 398.2 KIMmel good book for April Fool"s Day
Apr Wolfsnail A Backyard Predator 594 CAMpbell
May I Broke My Trunk by Mo Willems
May The Day Dirk Yeller Came to Town by Mary Casanova compare and contrast Dirk and Sam, mental images
May My Little Car Mi Carrito by Gary Soto
May In the Wild by David Elliott
May Wanda's Roses by Pat Brisson
May My Teacher can teach...anyone! E NIKola-Lisa Writes notes of teacher appreciation
May America the beautiful 973 SAB
May A Chair for my mother E WILliams
May Something Special for me E WILliams
May So, what's it like to be a cat? E KUSkin
May Wait! I want to tell you a story E WILliams
May Mama 599.63 WINter
May Owen & Mzee the true story of a remarkable friendship 599.63 HATkoff
May Crocs! E GREenberg vacation
May Emma's Turtle E BUNting POV
May Charlie Hits It Big E BLUmenthal; connects with Emma"s Turtle as both animals want to see new places but are glad to be home
May Dragon Pizzeria E MORgan; fairy tale characters order pizza and the students guess from the clues who is ordering the pizza; inference
May Mother, You"re the Best! (But Sister, You"re a Pest!) E DEGroat, Mother"s Day
Book Talks The Case of the Library Monster by Dori Hillestad Butler
Book Talks Ruby Lu series FIC LOOk
Book Talks In Business with Mallory FIC FRIedman
Book Talks Cal and the Amazing Anti-gravity Machine FIC HAMilton
Book Talks Akimbo and the Lions FIC MCCall-Smith
Book Talks Joe Sherlock kid detective The Neighborhood Stink FIC KEAne
Book Talks Joe Sherlock kid detective The Haunted Toolshed FIC KEAne
Book Talks Ivy + Bean and the Ghost that had to go FIC BARrows
Book Talks Digory the Dragon Slayer FIC MCAllister
Book Talks Not-so-Weird Emma FIC WARner
Book Talks Winnie at Her Best FIC JACobson
Book Talks Otto Undercover Canyon Catastrophe FIC PERlman
Book Talks Otto Undercover Born to Drive FIC PERlman
Book Talks Toys Go Out FIC JENkins
Book Talks Harry the poisonous Centipede"s Big Adventure series FIC BANks
Book Talks The Missing Silver Dollar FIC BLUes
Book Talks The Jade Dragon FIC MARsden
Book Talks The Year of the Dog FIC LIN
Book Talks Dear Max FIC GRIndley
Book Talks Get That Ghost to Go! FIC MACPhail
Book Talks Earthquake Terror FIC KEHret
Book Talks A Dachshund's Wish FIC TAVano
Book Talks Amber Brown books
Book Talks The Tale of Despereaux FIC DICamillo
Book Talks Tippy Lemmey by Patricia C. McKissack