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TEACHER'S GUIDE FOR 1789: TWELVE AUTHORS EXPLORE A YEAR OF REBELLION, REVOLUTION AND CHANGE

This teacher's guide, created by Candlewick Press, can be used with large or small groups to help students meet several of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English Language Arts. It includes discussion qestions that can be used in writing prompts for independent work.





















FOUNTAS & PINNELL CLASSROOM™ SHARED READING SAMPLER

Five of Summer's children's books are titles in the Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ (FPC) Shared Reading Collection. This is a collection of original fiction and nonfiction texts (enlarged, accompanying small versions, and audiobooks) that nurture students’ (prekindergarten through grade 6) abilities to construct meaning in a supported context so they can enjoy reading and learn critical concepts of how texts work. Take a walk through the collection to learn how it is designed to change the landscape of literacy education and honor responsive teaching using an inquiry-rich, multi-text approach.