Michigan Geographic Alliance has reading lists and resources for both elementary and middle school classrooms:
- Using Literature to ask Elementary Students Questions
- Geography Literature for Primary Students
- Social Studies Literature for Middle School
- Questioning the 5 themes in literature
- 5 themes bingo with geography read alouds
Click the links below to check out our great elementary lesson plans:
K-2 Lesson Plan Combining Read-Alouds With Economics
Do you have Charlie Needs a Cloak by Tomie dePaola and A Symphony for the Sheep by C.M. Millen? If so, then you’ll find lesson plans here that will provide a way to expose young children to economic concepts while encouraging comprehension.
Secondary Reading in the Content Areas
TeachersFirst offers this collection of web resources well suited to teach reading in the content areas, especially in science and social studies classes.
From the Michigan Department of Education
In continued celebration of March is Reading Month for All, this weeks’ focus is on High School Social Studies students. Please visit the resources here to open an example lesson linked to no-cost MeL resources. This example will focus on US History using The Articles of Confederation as a primary source document to address both Social Studies and Literacy Standards for History.
Visit our March is Reading Month website for motivating examples and activities that encourage purposeful reading for all Michiganders.