FREE Strider Lesson Plans from RB!

Strider, the sequel to Beverly Cleary’s Newbery Award winner Dear Mr. Henshaw, follows Leigh Botts as he rediscovers his old journal and again decides to record his thoughts. Now 14, he is dealing with issues familiar to many of today’s kids: divorce, family monetary issues, girl problems, and hopes of being popular. But Leigh is also working out a joint custody agreement with his best friend Barry—for their dog.

Laurie McGrath, Instructional Resource Teacher at Park Hall Elementary, wrote these lesson plans for Strider based on the Maryland Voluntary State Curriculum. You may remember Laurie—a former 5th grade teacher, she was featured in the 2007-2008 Recorded Books catalog with colleague Jennifer Cord of White Marsh Elementary. Laurie’s lesson plans for Strider outline each day’s activities for a complete 2-week course on the book. This week, we’re posting the first 5 days’ activities, with accompanying audio samples to play for your students. We’ll post the second week of activities on 9/22/08.

*We’ve resumed audio downloads of these Strider excerpts! Downloads for part 2 are also now available. Let us know what you think! * (Right click to download audio)
DOWNLOAD June 10-11 | July 9 | September 21

Strider – Lesson Plans
Strider – Vocabulary Chart
Strider – Storyboard

Listen online: Strider – June 10-11

Listen online: Strider – July 9

Listen online: Strider – September 21

For more lesson plans and FREE audio, see our other posts in the FREE AUDIOBOOK LESSON GUIDES category. Let us know what you think!

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4 Responses

  1. Hi,

    I would like to know how I can get the address for the audio samples to Strider. I would like to post them on my school website for students to appreciate. My students are ELL and I think there is a BIG benefit to having a story told online.
    I would greatly appreciate your help with locating the address for the sample to Strider.


  2. You can always post the link to this post for teachers to listen online. Look for a personal email from us shortly regarding your questions.

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