The resources on this page are based on the theme In the Barnyard in Grade K 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 In the Barnyard.

The Electronic Zoo
The Electronic Zoo, compiled and maintained by veterinarian Ken Boschart at Washington University, is without peer as a comprehensive reference to Internet animal resources. The Zoo's massive collection is nevertheless easy to navigate, with links grouped by both subject (animals, veterinary) and resource type (mailing lists, gopher and web sites). Sponsored by NetVet, the Zoo is a well-maintained site with a search facility, what's new list, and continual updates.
What Sounds Do The Animals Make?
At this site you and your students will see beautiful photos of many animals and discover the sounds they make.