The resources on this page are based on the theme Nighttime 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 Nighttime.

Nine Planets:
Do you believe there are aliens in outer space? Come and explore the planets of our solar system through a multimedia tour designed by Bill Arnett of Students for the Exploration and Development of Space at the University of Arizona. The Nine Planets tour features colorful graphics and interesting information about the nine planets and their moons, comets, meteors, and more. Check it out!
The Galaxy Page
The Galaxy Page, maintained by the University of Arizona chapter of SEDS (Students for the Exploration and Development of Space), hosts a rich, well-organized collection of links to space-related sites. Resources include virtual tours (We recommend The Nine Planets tour of the solar system.), graphics, and information categorized under The Solar System, Astronomy, Aerospace, and Visions of the Future. Whether you're looking for information about past comets or plans for future starships, this is the place to start.