Interactive Read Aloud: Tops and Bottoms by Janet Stevens is a fictional children's book. The genre is fables, folk tales and myths. The theme pertains to conflict resolution. This book is at a third grade reading level.

Tops and Bottoms: Free story sequencing and compare/contrast character activities

Sorting activity - what parts of the plant do we eat. Goes with book Tops and Bottoms

Gardening with Kids: Plant and Garden Books for Children (Use during the spring months when we teach Plant Growth & Development)

Free: Tops And Bottoms (by Janet Stevens) Story Maps with Bear and Hare. Have your students discuss the characters, the setting, the problem, and the solution from the story. For educational purposes only....Not for profit. Enjoy! Regina Davis aka Queen Chaos at

Interactive read aloud lesson plans

Tops and Bottoms by Janet Stevens

Theme Anchor Chart for Anchors Away Monday

tops and bottoms activity

no david spin off: students create a yes david book to show and tell what rules he should follow at school

The Best Part of Me: Positive Self-Image Poetry |

Shut the front door... then...use a tap-it light to show think alouds during your read alouds. Tap the light "on" when you stop reading and discuss what the text makes you think. Helps students to "see" the difference between your reading and your thinking. Could also use to let students know when you are not available, during reading/writing conferences, etc.

Team Scoot - A New Twist on an Old Favorite - Learn how to engage your students in a cooperative learning variation of the traditional Scoot game

Day 2: High Five To a Great Year! as seen on Third Grade Troop

Free: Tops And Bottoms (by Janet Stevens) Bear and Hare Double Bubbles. Have your students compare and contrast the two main characters. For educational purposes only....Not for profit. Enjoy! Regina Davis aka Queen Chaos at

Fantastic story to teach self awareness, anti bullying.

Free! Fun tool that can randomly pick students names from a list. Great for raffling out prizes! Warning! Random Name Picker may produce the following side effects: High level of motivation, increased level of participation, escalated level of excitement, and in a few cases, some students have reported relief if their name wasn’t picked!

Great fairy tales from the perspective of the "other" character. Great for teaching Point of View!

Fluency Anchor Chart