FREE Lesson Plans

Free Lesson Plans: Attention teachers, librarians, principals and reading specialists!

Matthew has a collection of articles, lesson plans and FREE downloads to help schools prepare for Matthew’s author visits and to promote literacy at your organization. For fun and effective curriculum enrichment, please click onto the specific book that you plan to share with your class. Matthew compiled these activities himself! You’re welcome to download them for use in class, but all commercial rights are reserved.

FREE Lesson plans for specific books:

The Jazz Fly

The Jazz Fly 2

Gobble, Quack, Moon

Super Grandpa, for Grades 1-3; for Grades 4-6

Ten Oni Drummers

Cool Melons – Turn to Frogs

All Three Stories Set in Mexico

Uncle Snake

The Moon was at a Fiesta

The Twenty Five Mixtec Cats

Wooleycat’s Musical Theater

Plan Your Event

Attention Educuators: As a musician, publisher, and award-winning author, Matthew Gollub celebrates reading for FUN. He combines humor, practical insights, storytelling, and drumming to thoroughly engage listeners of all backgrounds and ages. Each year, Matthew speaks at over 60 schools and education events around the U.S. and abroad. For more information about his keynote addresses, bilingual workshops, and singular school assemblies for grades pre-k through 8th grades, please click on a link below.

For more about Matthew’s author assemblies and bilingual family literacy events, please contact Matthew here, or call him toll free at (866) 4 TORTUGA.


Links to recent news articles about Matthew Gollub speaking events:

Meet Matthew

I have a passion for encouraging young people to read--and for encouraging parents to read to their kids. "Language, rhythm, color, life!"™ are the threads I weave through my books and presentations. Read more...

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Matthew makes reading FUN!

"Language, rhythm, color, life!"™