The resources on this page are based on the theme Unexpected Guests in Grade 1 of Houghton Mifflin's Invitations to Literacy program.


Here is a bibliography of supplementary books that include cross-curricular connections and books that meet individual needs. Click here for the latest update


Help yourself to these extension activities. You can print them out and use them in your classroom.


Here are some links to sites on the Internet that relate to Unexpected Guests.

Take a look at what moose like to do when they're not eating muffins in your house. Diane Bundy has posted a beautiful series of snapshots of wild moose from outside her home in Alaska for the viewing pleasure of other moose lovers. Thanks Diane!
The American Alligator
Even if there isn't an alligator under your bed, you may still want to know more about these living dinosaurs (crocodilians have existed for about 150 million years.) The American Alligator site has all the information about alligators that one could ask for: including where alligators live, what they eat, how big they grow, and what to do if you encounter one. This site, which has both information and photos, is maintained by the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.