Free PDFs and Resources

Here are some resources I have created, many of which are licensed under Creative Commons (Attribution- Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.5 Australia.) If a resource is copyright to Susan Stephenson, that means it is available to teachers, librarians and parents to print out and use with kids/classes, but not available to share, re-distribute, change or copy. If unsure, contact me via The Book Chook blog.

Click each thumbnail to open the PDF, or right-click>”Save link as” to save the file to your computer.

Literacy Lava

Literacy Lava is a free zine for parents, teachers and librarians that supports children reading, writing and communicating with creativity. Inside each issue, you’ll find articles from parents, teachers and bloggers who are passionate about children’s literacy and learning. There are nine Literacy Lavas.

Literacy Lava 9
Literacy Lava 9 Literacy Lava 8 Literacy Lava 7
Literacy Lava 6 Literacy Lava 5 Literacy Lava 4
Literacy Lava 3 Literacy Lava 2 Literacy Lava 1

Other Resources

1. The Book Chook Cook Book is full of great recipes you can make with your kids, submitted by bloggers and writers from all over the world.

2. Literacy in the Playground has lots of skipping and clapping games, chants and rhymes to help kids internalize language and have fun with it!

3. Using Comic Editors with Kids lists and gives ideas on different comic editors, with ways to use them in an educational context.

The Book Chook Cook Book Literacy in the Playground Using Comic Editors with Kids
Fun with Fairy Tales Fun with Fairy Tales worksheet The Three Little Pigs
   Activity Booklet for Kids - Read Across the Universe  
 CBWA 2013  Activity Booklet for Kids – Read Across the Universe  Mystery Titles
 Name That Book – Colour  Name That Book – B & W  Connect to Reading
Activity for Jeremy Helping Kids to Infer PunActivity
 Bookmarks – Connect To Reading  LifeCycle Secret Codes for Kids
Poem in Your Pocket  Book Week Bookmarks  Lightbulb Template