Go on a Story Hunt Spring Basket

Benjamin Franklin famously said, “Tell me and I forget; teach me and I may remember; involve me and I learn.” The MaryRuth Books Classroom Activities involve young readers. They can be used to develop enthusiasm for reading and writing at home or in the classroom. Exercises linked to specific books help establish a purpose for reading, or can make the text of the book more relevant to the reader. Participating in an activity coordinated with a book increases a young reader’s background knowledge about a book’s topic, further engaging them and encouraging them to take a more active role in their own learning.

Classroom activities that coordinate with specific MRB titles:

Independent Reading for the At-Home Learner

Gail Boushey, well-know literacy author and educator, has created a resource for parents, teachers, and students  to encourage and support at-home learning. Throughout the videos, Gail provides instruction and models independent reading for students using three titles from MaryRuth Books:

Story Strips of MaryRuth Book titles:

Activities that teach simple science principles:

Activities to improve general classroom skills:

Informational and just-for-fun downloads:


To view all Classroom Activities by month, select from the list below: