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Uses of Book Guides
for School Librarians (Elementary)

Help teachers identify new activities for using books in their curriculum,

for example …

see all Book Guides for
Chrysanthemum

see all Book Guides for
The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963

Share discussion guides with families at book fairs,

for example …

see all Book Guides for
Magic Tree House Series


What is a Book Guide?

  • Book Guides are professionally produced lesson plans, novel units, discussion questions, and activities related to specific books.
  • Some books have multiple Book Guides available, offering a wide variety of approaches to teaching a particular book

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Here are some curricular uses submitted by educators…

  • "I explore the Book Guides for the Magic Tree House Series with classroom teachers who are embracing the EngageNY literacy curriculum."
    - Susan from Wisconsin
  • "I use Book Guides to help me find areas of coincidence with curricula and standards that I can then emphasize in my own discussion questions and choice of activities."
    - Kathy from Wisconsin
  • "It is very beneficial for School Librarians to have 'ready' materials to share when collaborating with teachers on particular projects or lessons."
    - Dawn from North Carolina
  • "Book Guides are great for teachers to have—the ready-to-use lesson plans and novel guides. The variety of materials are greatly appreciated."
    - Alicia from Georgia
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