Centered Learning Bags

Centered Learning Bags, Haversacks & More!

What are they?

Centered Learning Bags are collections of high quality non-fiction and fiction books on a certain topic. Centered learning bags are ideal for differentiated learning and research in the classroom.


The American Revolution Traveling Haversacks are kits developed by the Saratoga National Historical Park. The kits help students understand what life was life for soldiers during the revolutionary war.


If you have an idea for a centered learning bag, please contact me!

What is available?

Centered Learning Bag: The Big Bag of Gross Stuff (450007)

leveled reading books, IJS

This centered learning bag highlights new and popular nonfiction titles that focus on “gross” stuff. Centered learning bags have been developed for individual and classroom use.


Titles included: Oh, Yuck! The Encyclopedia of Everything Nasty by Joy Masoff 950L Poop Happened! A History of the World from the Bottom Up by Sarah Albee NO LEXILE The Big Book of Gross Stuff by Bart King NO LEXILE Plagues, Pox, And Pestilence by Richard Platt IG930L Medicine Through the Ages: Renaissance Medicine by Nicola Barber 780L Medicine Through the Ages: Medieval Medicine by Nicola Barber 770L.


Centered Learning Bag: Micro Monsters (450008)

leveled reading books, IJS

This centered learning bag highlights new and popular nonfiction titles that focus on Microscopic Monsters (invisible microbes, yellow fever, parasites, etc). Centered learning bags have been developed for individual and classroom use.


Titles included: Little Monsters: The Creatures that Live on Us and in Us by Albert Marrin NO LEXILE The Secret of the Yellow Death: A True Story of Medical Sleuthing by Suzanne Jurmain 1010L Invincible Microbe: Tuberculosis and the Never-Ending Search for a Cure by Jim Murphy 1200L Kingdom: Micro Monsters by Nam Nguyen IG1110L Medicine Through the Ages: Ancient Medicine by Andrew Langley 940L Medicine Through the Ages: Modern Medicine by Chris Oxlade 970L.


Centered Learning Bag: Revolutionary War (450009)

leveled reading books, PIJS

This centered learning bag highlights new and popular nonfiction titles that focus on the Revolutionary War. Centered learning bags have been developed for individual and classroom use.


Titles included: Signing Their Rights Away by Denise Kiernan & Joseph D'Agnese 1180L The Notorious Benedict Arnold by Steve Sheinkin 990L The Prison-Ship Adventure of James Forten, Revolutionary War Captive by Marty Rhodes Figley GN410L The Revolutionary War Begins: Would You Join the Fight? by Elaine Landau NO LEXILE Weapons of the Revolutionary War by: Matt Doeden IG720L True Stories of the Revolutionary War by Elizabeth Raum GN710L.

New York State Multiple Book Collection (450010)

Lexile: MULTI; kit, IJ

This is a collection of nine different titles covering different aspects of New York State history. The topics covered are New York State Native Americans (Indians, Iroquois)- New York history, Fort Ticonderoga, and The Battle of Saratoga. Titles include: New York State History by Mark Stewart; The Battle of Saratoga by Wendy Vierow; The New York Colony by Bob Italia; Fort Ticonderoga by Charles W. Maynard; The Iroquois of New York by Greg Roza; Iroqois by Richard M. Gaines; New York by Anne Welsbacher; The Iroquois League by Joanne Randolph; Iroquois Indians by Caryn Yacowitz.


American Revolution: Traveling Haversack Kit (051776)

kit, I, SARATOGA NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK

This kit is designed to introduce the life of a soldier at the time of the War for American Independence. The haversack contains reproductions of items that would provide sustenance or comfort. Laminated cards accompany each of the items with quotes from original sources. There is a glossary of terms for each bag as well as a list of questions for students to answer. Each kit contains six discovery bags and each bag contains two laminated Discovery Card describing the contents of each bag. Bag 1: Women in the Army: Sewing kit: spool of thread, spool of shoemaker thread, scissors, wooden thimble, pin case with pins and needles, spare buttons. Bag 2: Drink: Tin Cup. Bag 3: Food: Wooden bowl and wooden spoon. Bag 4: Cleanliness: Horn comb, shaving brush, and shaving block with soap. Bag 5: Pay and Money: Laminated Continental Currency, and reproduced coins. Bag 6: Gambling: One deck of playing cards (52 cards) and three wooden dice.


Picture Book Leveled Reading Collection (450006)

leveled reading books, P

A reading collection focusing on Picture Books- Ideally for PREK & Kindergarten. This collection will continue to be added to all year long. The collection consists of one copy of each of the following titles: 1) Ball by Mary Sullivan 2) See Me Dig by Paul Meisel 3) If You Lived Here - Houses Around the World by Giles Laroche 4) Lucky Ducklings by Eva Moore 5) Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett 6) Nurse Clementine by Simon James 7) Xander's Panda Party by Linda Sue Park 8) Journey by Aaron Becker.


Children's Biography Collection (450045)

leveled reading books, PI

A reading collection focusing on Biographies for Children- Ideally for primary & intermediate grades. The collection consists of one copy of each of the following titles: 1) Abe Lincoln: His Wit and Wisdom from A-Z by Alan Schroeder Lexile: 890L 2) Clara and Davie by Patricia Polacco Lexile: 690L 3) Edward Hopper Paints His World by Robert Burleigh Lexile: N/A 4) Hello, I'm Johnny Cash by Greg Neri Lexile: 1020L 5) Lives of the Explorers: Discoveries, Disasters (and What the Neighbors Thought) by Kathleen Krull & Kathryn Hewitt Lexile: 1050L 6) Malala, a Brave Girl from Pakistan/Iqbal, a Brave Boy from Pakistan: Two Stories of Bravery by Jeanette Winter Lexile: AD640L 7) The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus by Jen Bryant Lexile: 590L 8) Spic-and-Span!: Lillian Gilbreth's Wonder Kitchen by Monica Kulling Lexile: N/A

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