Book Guides: Middle Grade

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Click through each pin for a direct link to downloadable discussion guide PDFs to pair with Scholastic middle grade titles (recommended for ages 8-12 / grades 3-7).

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I Survived the American Revolution Webcast Reading Resources, Teacher Resources, Lauren Tarshis, Virtual Field Trips, Classroom Tools, I Survived, American Revolution, Nonfiction, True Stories
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I Survived: Beyond the Battlefield Virtual Field Trip and Guide

A virtual field trip, discussion questions, extension activities, and more, hosted by Lauren Tarshis, author of the I Survived series! #scholastic #scholasticlearnathome #beyondthebattlefield #laurentarshis #freeresources #virtualfieldtrip #classroomtools #homeschool #teacherresources #AmericanRevolution #revolutionarywar #americanhistory #isurvived #battle #books #historymuseum #history

A set of 12 lesson plans to pair with Andy Runton's Owly graphic novels! Reading Resources, Teacher Resources, Classroom Tools, How To Make Comics, Chapter Books, Learn To Draw, Lesson Plans, Art For Kids, Age
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Owly Lesson Plans (2019)

A set of 12 lesson plans to pair with Andy Runton's Owly graphic novels! #scholastic #scholasticlearnathome #graphicnovels #owly #andyrunton #graphix #lessonplans #freeresources #homeschool #learntodraw #makecomics #teacherresources #classroomtools #graphicnovelsintheclassroom #research #writeastory #comics

Extension activities and more to pair with the Geronimo Stilton series - including the brand-new Geronimo Stilton graphic novel, The Sewer Rat Stink, available May Reading Resources, Book Activities, Teacher Resources, Geronimo Stilton, Classroom Tools, Chapter Books, Book Stuff, Newspaper, Rat
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Geronimo Stilton Reading and Writing Guide

Extension activities and more to pair with the Geronimo Stilton series - including the brand-new Geronimo Stilton graphic novel, The Sewer Rat Stink, available May 2020! #scholastic #scholasticlearnathome #freeresources #classroomtools #teacherresources #books #homeschool #dialogue #vocabulary #geronimostilton #mouse #newspaper #funny #adventure #series #chapterbook

Resources and activities to build on kids’ and teens' interests in video and computer games through original fiction, guidebooks, and behind-the-scenes storytelling with popular games. Use this guide to promote literacy skills and a love of reading in addition to enriching gaming experiences with additional knowledge, world building, and strategies.  #scholastic #scholasticlearnathome #awayfromkeyboard #videogames #reluctantreaders #teacherresources #freeresources #classroomtools #homeschool

Away From Keyboard: Moving Gamers from Screen to Page

Resources and activities to build on kids’ and teens' interests in video and computer games through original fiction, guidebooks, and behind-the-scenes storytelling with popular games. Use this guide to promote literacy skills and a love of reading in addition to enriching gaming experiences with additional knowledge, world building, and strategies. #scholastic #scholasticlearnathome #awayfromkeyboard #videogames #reluctantreaders #teacherresources #freeresources #classroomtools #homeschool

Discussion questions, activities, and more to pair with Me, Frida, and the Secret of the Peacock Ring by Angela Cervantes! Reading Resources, Teacher Resources, Mystery Genre, Peacock Ring, Classroom Tools, Lesson Plans, The Secret, Childrens Books, Homeschool Books
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Me, Frida, and the Secret of the Peacock Ring Discussion Guide

Discussion questions, activities, and more to pair with Me, Frida, and the Secret of the Peacock Ring by Angela Cervantes! #scholastic #scholasticlearnathome #middlegrade #contemporary #heritage #art #family #Mexico #FridaKahlo #mystery #freeresources #teacherresources #classroomtools #homeschool #books

Pair these discussion questions with Lety Out Loud by Angela Cervantes!

Lety Out Loud Discussion Guide

Pair these discussion questions with Lety Out Loud by Angela Cervantes! #scholastic #scholasticlearnathome #middlegrade #pets #animalshelter #volunteer #friendship #contemporaryfiction #ESL #Spanishlanguage #latinx #teacherresources #classroomtools #worksheets #freeresources #homeschool

Discussion questions, activities, and further reading to pair with the Dactyl Hill Squad series by Daniel José Older! Reading Resources, Teacher Resources, Alternate History, Historical Fiction, Dinosaurs, Bestselling Author, Lesson Plans, Squad, Homeschool

Dactyl Hill Squad Discussion Guide

Discussion questions, activities, and further reading to pair with the Dactyl Hill Squad series by Daniel José Older! #Scholastic #ScholasticLearnAtHome #CivilWar #dinosaurs #middlegrade #diversecharacters #NewYorkCity #alternatehistory #historicalfiction #latinx #teacherresources #freeresources #books #homeschool

Discussion questions, activities, further reading, and more to pair with Aida Salazar's debut novel The Moon Within! Reading Resources, Teacher Resources, Mexican American, Adolescence, Our Body, Lesson Plans, Teacher's Guide, Novels, Age

The Moon Within Discussion Guide

Discussion questions, activities, further reading, and more to pair with Aida Salazar's debut novel The Moon Within! #scholastic #scholasticlearnathome #middlegrade #versenovel #poetry #MexicanAmerican #latinx #Oakland #AidaSalazar #period #puberty #adolescence #contemporaryfiction #gender #genderfluid #friendship #books #community #ancestors #freeresources #homeschool #teacherresources

Discussion questions and resources for the first three books in Jennifer A. (Book The Captive Kingdom, releases Fall Reading Resources, Teacher Resources, Classroom Tools, Fantasy Fiction, Chapter Books, 5th Grades, Lesson Plans, Homeschool, Middle
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The Ascendance Series Discussion Guide

Discussion questions and resources for the first three books in Jennifer A. Nielsen's Ascendance Series. (Book 4, The Captive Kingdom, releases Fall 2020!). #scholastic #scholasticlearnathome #jenniferanielsen #princejaron #ascendancetrilogy #falseprince #fantasyfiction #chapterbook #seriesfiction #middlegrade #freeresources #classroomtools #teacherresources #homeschool

An invaluable guide for parents and educators alike, with resources and activities for using and understanding the growing world of graphic novels created for children and teens! From Graphix, an imprint of Scholastic: publishing graphic novels for kids since 2005. #scholastic #scholasticlearnathome #graphix #graphicnovels #education #visualliteracy #freeresources #teacherresources #comics #freeposter #classroomtools #homeschool #parentresources Parent Resources, Reading Resources, Visual Literacy, Teacher Librarian, Classroom Tools, Teaching Writing, Graphic Novels, Lesson Plans, Schoolhouse Rock
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Graphix Guide to Using Graphic Novels with Children and Teens

An invaluable guide for parents and educators alike, with resources and activities for using and understanding the growing world of graphic novels created for children and teens! From Graphix, an imprint of Scholastic: publishing graphic novels for kids since 2005. #scholastic #scholasticlearnathome #graphix #graphicnovels #education #visualliteracy #freeresources #teacherresources #comics #freeposter #classroomtools #homeschool #parentresources

Discussion questions, curriculum connections and activities, and more to pair with The Buxton Chronicles novels by Newbery Medal-winning author Christopher Paul Curtis! Reading Resources, Teacher Resources, Newbery Medal, African American History, Historical Fiction, Lesson Plans, Curriculum, Childrens Books, Novels

The Buxton Chronicles Discussion Guide

Discussion questions, curriculum connections and activities, and more to pair with The Buxton Chronicles novels by Newbery Medal-winning author Christopher Paul Curtis! #scholastic #scholasticlearnathome #middlegrade #historicalfiction #americanhistory #africanamericanhistory #slavery #Canada #teacherresources #christopherpaulcurtis #elijahofbuxton #newberymedalwinner

Discussion questions, extension activities, further reading resources, and more to pair with the middle-grade novels of Alex Gino! Reading Resources, Teacher Resources, Chapter Books, Sign Language, Siblings, Transgender, Lesson Plans, Lgbt, Families

Diversity & Community Discussion Guide with Alex Gino

Discussion questions, extension activities, further reading resources, and more to pair with the middle-grade novels of Alex Gino! #scholastic #scholasticlearnathome #middlegrade #lgbtq+ #transgender #Deaf #ASL #siblings #race #friendship #parents #families #community #transkids #pflag #teacherresources #freeresources #lgbt #signlanguage #beyourself #chapterbooks

Discussion questions and extension activities to pair with the middle-grade novels of Amy Sarig King! Reading Resources, Teacher Resources, Family Divorce, Environmental Issues, Depression, Amy, Novels, Middle, Author
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Amy Sarig King Discussion Guide

Discussion questions and extension activities to pair with the middle-grade novels of Amy Sarig King! #scholastic #scholasticlearnathome #middlegrade #contemporary #family #divorce #depression #environmentalissues #freeresources #teacherresources #amysarigking

Discussion questions, extension activities, resources for further reading and research, and more to pair with Deborah Wiles' Sixties Trilogy! Reading Resources, Teacher Resources, Historical Fiction, Documentary, Lesson Plans, Book Covers, Revolution, My Books, Middle

The Sixties Trilogy Discussion Guide

Discussion questions, extension activities, resources for further reading and research, and more to pair with Deborah Wiles' Sixties Trilogy! #middlegrade #historicalfiction #documentary #civilrights #VietnamWar #music #countdown #revolution #anthem #scholastic #scholasticlearnathome #freeresources #teacherresources #americanhistory #americanstudies #popculture

Raina Telgemeier Guide to Guts and More - Cortie Blandamere

Raina Telgemeier Guide to Guts and More

Go beyond the book with Guts, by celebrated graphic novelist Raina Telgemeier! Use these discussion questions, activity ideas, and drawing prompts to engage with this thoughtful, charming, and funny true story about growing up, school, anxiety, and gathering the courage to face—and conquer—fears. #scholastic #graphicnovel #comicbook #comics #books #middlegrade #autobiography #anxiety #therapy #contemporary #rainatelgemeier #scholasticlearnathome #freeresources #teacherresources #freeposter

Dive into Pam Muñoz Ryan's rich middle grade novels that address historical, as well as contemporary, issues facing Mexican and Mexican-American people. Reading Resources, Reading Lists, Teacher Resources, Esperanza Rising, Mexican American, Chapter Books, Historical Fiction, Lesson Plans, Homeschool

Pam Muñoz Ryan Discussion Guide

Dive into Pam Muñoz Ryan's rich middle grade novels that address historical, as well as contemporary, issues facing Mexican and Mexican-American people. #Scholastic #scholasticlearnathome #teacherresources #freeresources #middlegrade #historicalfiction #immigration #Mexico #multiplepovnarration #Germany #WorldWarII #books #chapterbooks #esperanzarising #mananaland #echo