The resources on this page are based on the theme Good Friends in Grade 2 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 Good Friends.

Intercultural E-Mail Classroom Connections
This free service is provided by St. Olaf College to help teachers and classes link with partners in other countries and cultures for e-mail classroom pen-pal and project exchanges. The site provides several different mailing lists to aid teachers and classrooms in organizing specific crosscultural projects, surveys and questionaires. A good place to find some international friends.
International Kids' Space
International Kids' Space is a “G rated” Internet site for children of all ages. Its goal is to enhance kids' computer skills and communication skills through participation in and use of the Internet. The Kids' Space provides a colorful, easy-to-use interface with which students can send in their letters, stories, sound files, and artwork, post messages on an online bulletin board, choose pen pals, and do even more. Kids' Space is maintained by Sachiko Oba as a public service to children everywhere. An excellent site for young children.