Literature: "Sideways Stories from Wayside School" by Louis Sachar
These sites are about “Sideways Stories from Wayside School” and other books in the Wayside School series by Louis Sachar. There are book reviews, suggested activities, and information about the author. Included are three related eThemes resources on Louis Sachar and his other books.
Kidsreads: Wayside School Series
Here are short descriptions of the three books in the Wayside School series. Explore the links on the left to learn more about Louis Sachar and his other books.
Harper Collins: Sideways Stories from Wayside School
Here is a short description of the book. Click "Look Inside" to see a passage from one of the stories, or follow the link under "Websites" to find out about other books from the series. NOTE: This is a commercial site that offers the books for sale.
Scholastic: Sideways Stories from Wayside School
Read a synopsis of "Sideways Stories from Wayside School," or follow the link at the bottom of the page to read a biography of the author.
Scholastic: Louis Sachar
Find out more about author Louis Sachar and his books on this page.
Sideways Stories from Wayside School Worksheet
After reading, students can answer the questions about Wayside School on this printable worksheet. This is a three-page PDF file.
Design Your School
Students can design and create their own model school building in this craft activity. It doesn't have to be 30 stories high, but it can be.
Students can create and perform a theatre piece from a favorite book with this lesson plan.
Three Sideways Stories From Wayside School
Here is a script for a short play based on the books by Louis Sachar.
eThemes Resource: Author Study: Louis Sachar
These sites are about the life and work of author Louis Sachar. Includes interviews and articles. There are links to three eThemes Resources on his books.
eThemes Resource: Literature: "Holes" by Louis Sachar
Find information about the book, suggested classroom activities, discussion questions, and online quizzes. There is a link to an eThemes Resource on author Louis Sachar.
eThemes Resource: Literature: "There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom" by Louis Sachar
These sites include book reveiws and some suggested activities to go along with the book. There is also information about bullying, characterization, sequencing, and problem solving. Includes interactive quizzes and games. Has links to eThemes Resources on author Louis Sachar, graphic organizers, story elements, and book activities.