Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Scholastic Mini-Books - Free Printables

When I was searching for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day activities this weekend I stumbled onto the Scholastic's Mini-Books website. It's a nice resource for educators and parents. The website offers a ton of printables to help kids practice reading and writing skills. Most of the printables are available through subscription, however they do offer a few free printables.

Here's a nice one I found for young kids about Martin Luther King, Jr. -
Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Dream - Mini Book

Nearly all the Folk and Fairy Tale Readers are available for free right now. As a bonus each one also has a free corresponding Lesson Plan & Worksheet.

Titles include:
The Three Billy Goats Gruff
The Gingerbread Man
The Little Red Hen
Stone Soup
The Princess and the Pea
The Three Little Pigs
The City Mouse and the Country Mouse
The Ugly Duckling
The Nightingale
The Tortoise and the Hare
The Elves and the Shoemaker
The Spider and the Beehive
Goldilocks and the Three Bears

For a beginning math multiplication activity try this printable:
Making the Times Table Mini-Book

Plan ahead with this Earth Day Printable:
Every Day Is Earth Day

Need winter activities? This little winter themed printable is great for practicing handwriting as well as reading skills -
My Book of Winter Words: A Mini Book

Here's a simple and cute winter book about mittens:
The Mitten Book

Do you print out mini books for your kids? What online resources do you use?

On a related note ---
Giggles and Crayons is hosting a new link up called Writers World. Swing by to check out all the great ideas for little writers! I'm linking up this post.


Kristie said...

Thank you for sharing this! My daughter has brought home these mini-books from preschool, but I didn't realize that I could print them off too! :-)

Michelle Breum said...

There are so many free resources online. Thanks for sharing this these.
I share free online reading resources I find I my blog too. If you are interested in free online stories or reading sites come by and check out my blog. I've collected some in pages at the top of my blog. I need to do some updating.

I like your blog.

Ticia said...

You know I knew these were there, but hadn't really looked into them all that much. Thanks for sharing that, they all look so cool.

Oh, and as for printables enchanted learning has some great ones. I also really like the ones that Jolanthe over at Homeschool Creations makes and Erica at Confessions of a Homeschooler makes.

April said...

I will definitely have to check out the site and the mini books. Thanks for sharing and thanks for linking up!

Kristie said...

So I totally missed the part in this post where it said they are free 'right now' LOL! Went back to print some for President's Day and they want me to pay now...bummer! Should have paid closer attention at the time :-/ Thank you for sharing though! I'll keep an eye out if they ever become free again! :-)