Curricular Resources

Lectio Book Awards, 2017-2018

Armstrong: The Adventurous Journey of a Mouse to the Moon. By Torben Kuhlmann.

NASA – Moon Landing: – Neil Armstrong:


Every Last Drop: Bringing Clean Water Home. By Michelle Mulder.

The Water Project:

Global Water Initiative:


Fortunately the Milk. By Neil Gaiman. Illustrated by Skottie Young. – Time Travel:

Teacher’s guide:

Discussion questions and activities:


Frazzled: Everyday Disasters and Impending Doom. By Booki Vivat.

Genius Kitchen – School Lunch Ideas:

National Student Council:


Full of Beans. By Jennifer L. Holm. – The Great Depression:

Khan Academy – The Great Depression:

Key West Fun Facts:


Furthermore. By Tahereh Mafi.

Book website:

Book club ideas and questions:


Fuzzy Mud. By Louis Sachar.

NPR Interview – Louis Sachar on “Fuzzy Mud”:

Inspiration for “Fuzzy Mud”:


How I Became a Ghost: A Choctaw Trail of Tears Story. By Tim Tingle.

Choctaw School website:

Mississippi History Now website:


Lowriders to the Center of the Earth. By Cathy Camper. Illustrated by Raul the Third.

Discussion guide:

Activity kit:

Reference materials:


Miracle Man: The Story of Jesus. By John Hendrix.

YouTube – Book video:


Paper Wishes. By Lois Sepahban.

Classroom guide:

Teacher’s guide: video:


Pink is for Blobfish: Discovering the World’s Perfectly Pink Animals. By Jess Keating. Illustrated by David DeGrand.

10 Amazing Pink Animals:


Save Me a Seat. By Sarah Weeks & Gita Varadarajan.

Meet the author video:


The Changelings. By Christina Soontornvat.

Book website:

Activity kit:


The Inquisitor’s Tale, or, the Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog. By Adam Gidwitz. Illustrated by Hatem Aly.

Canterbury Tales Facts for Kids:

Saint Louis, King of France:


The Last Fifth Grade of Emerson Elementary. By Laura Shovan.

Book website:

CDC: Food Desert:


The Red Pencil. By Andrea Davis Pinkney. Illustrated by Shane W. Evans.

Teacher’s guide:

Teacher’s guide:

Red Pencil quiz:


The Wild Robot. By Peter Brown.

Author’s account of writing process:

Teacher’s guide:

Teaching ideas:


Trombone Shorty. By Troy Andrews. Illustrated by Bryan Collier.  

YouTube – Trombone Shorty at 13 years old:

Trombone Shorty Organization:


Wish. By. Barbara O’Connor.

Discussion guide:


2017-2018 Resources:

Lectio Master 2017-2018

Lectio 2017-18 Picture Summaries

Lectio 2017-18 Summaries

Lectio Book Tracker 2017-18

2017-2018 Resources:

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