Book Guides: Nonfiction/Narrative Nonfiction

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Click through each pin for a direct link to downloadable discussion guide PDFs to pair with Scholastic titles that provide information and tell true stories in compelling ways. See individual discussion guides for age/grade recommendations; most of the guides here are for ages 8+ / grade 3+.

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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

Discussion questions to pair with Tod Olson’s riveting narrative nonfiction stories of dramatic true survival! Reading Resources, Teacher Resources, Classroom Tools, Riveting, Astronaut, Nonfiction, True Stories, Lesson Plans, Homeschool
Teacher ResourcesRivetingNonfictionLesson Plans

The LOST Series Discussion Guide

Discussion questions to pair with Tod Olson’s riveting narrative nonfiction stories of dramatic true survival! #scholastic #scholasticlearnathome #scholasticfocus #narrativenonfiction #middlegrade #freeresources #classroomtools #teacherresources #books #homeschool #history #truestory #planecrash #amazonrainforest #worldwarII #lostatsea #lostinouterspace #outerspace #astronaut #survival

Discussion questions, extension activities, and more to pair with The Sunlight Series of nonfiction picture books by Molly Bang and Penny Chisholm! Reading Resources, Teacher Resources, Classroom Tools, Photosynthesis, Picture Books, Nonfiction, True Stories, Sunlight, Homeschool
Teacher ResourcesPhotosynthesisPicture BooksNonfictionSunlight

The Sunlight Series: Nonfiction Picture Books About the Sun, Energy, and Climate

Discussion questions, extension activities, and more to pair with The Sunlight Series of nonfiction picture books by Molly Bang and Penny Chisholm! #scholastic #scholasticlearnathome #freeresources #teacherresources #homeschool #classroomtools #bookclub #picturebook #nonfiction #science #sun #climate #photosynthesis #freeposter #mollybang #nonfictionpicturebook #sunlight #pennychisholm

Discussion questions and extension activities to pair with Unpunished Murder: Massacre at Colfax and the Quest for Justice by Lawrence Goldstone! Reading Resources, Teacher Resources, Classroom Tools, Jim Crow, Nonfiction, True Stories, Lesson Plans, American History, Law
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FOCUS Guide: Unpunished Murder

Discussion questions and extension activities to pair with Unpunished Murder: Massacre at Colfax and the Quest for Justice by Lawrence Goldstone! #scholastic #scholasticlearnathome #scholasticfocus #narrativenonfiction #middlegrade #freeresources #classroomtools #teacherresources #books #homeschool #history #truestory #SupremeCourt #JimCrow #whitesupremacist #law #justice #racism #americanhistory #africanamericanhistory

Discussion questions and extension activities to pair with The Lady is a Spy: Virginia Hall, World War II Hero of the French Resistance by Don Mitchell! Reading Resources, Teacher Resources, French Resistance, Classroom Tools, Biography, Nonfiction, Spy, True Stories, American History
Teacher ResourcesFrench ResistanceNonfiction

FOCUS Guide: The Lady Is A Spy

Discussion questions and extension activities to pair with The Lady is a Spy: Virginia Hall, World War II Hero of the French Resistance by Don Mitchell! #scholastic #scholasticlearnathome #scholasticfocus #narrativenonfiction #middlegrade #freeresources #classroomtools #teacherresources #books #homeschool #history #truestory #biography #WorldWarII #FrenchResistance #Americanhistory #espionage #spy #virginahall #femalespy

Discussion questions and extension activities to pair with The Greatest Treasure Hunt in History: The Story of the Monuments Men by Robert M. Reading Resources, Teacher Resources, Monument Men, Classroom Tools, World History, Monuments, Bestselling Author, Nonfiction, True Stories
Teacher ResourcesWorld HistoryMonumentsBestselling AuthorNonfiction

FOCUS Guide: The Greatest Treasure Hunt in History

Discussion questions and extension activities to pair with The Greatest Treasure Hunt in History: The Story of the Monuments Men by Robert M. Edsel! #scholastic #scholasticlearnathome #scholasticfocus #narrativenonfiction #middlegrade #freeresources #classroomtools #teacherresources #books #homeschool #history #truestory #monumentsmen #WorldWarII #worldhistory #adventure #art #artifacts #stolen #treasure

Discussion questions and extension activities to pair with The Grand Escape: The Greatest Prison Breakout of the Century by Neal Bascomb! Reading Resources, Teacher Resources, Classroom Tools, Prisoners Of War, World History, Nonfiction, True Stories, Homeschool, Student
Teacher ResourcesPrisoners Of WarWorld HistoryNonfictionStudent

FOCUS Guide: The Grand Escape

Discussion questions and extension activities to pair with The Grand Escape: The Greatest Prison Breakout of the 20th Century by Neal Bascomb! #scholastic #scholasticlearnathome #scholasticfocus #narrativenonfiction #middlegrade #freeresources #classroomtools #teacherresources #books #homeschool #history #truestory #prisonbreakout #WorldWarI #ww1 #Allies #worldhistory #Holzminden #prisonerofwar #powcamp

Discussion questions and extension activities to pair with Her Own Two Feet: A Rwandan Girl's Brave Fight to Walk by Meredith Davis and Rebeka Uwitonze! Reading Resources, Teacher Resources, Classroom Tools, Second Grade, Nonfiction, True Stories, Lesson Plans, Surgery, Brave
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FOCUS Guide: Her Own Two Feet

Discussion questions and extension activities to pair with Her Own Two Feet: A Rwandan Girl's Brave Fight to Walk by Meredith Davis and Rebeka Uwitonze! #scholastic #scholasticlearnathome #scholasticfocus #narrativenonfiction #middlegrade #freeresources #classroomtools #teacherresources #books #homeschool #history #truestory #contemporary #Rwanda #arthrogryposis #surgery #physicaldisability

Discussion questions and extension activities to pair with Girl Under a Red Moon: Growing Up During China's Cultural Revolution by Da Chen! Reading Resources, Teacher Resources, Classroom Tools, Red Moon, Bestselling Author, Nonfiction, Lesson Plans, Growing Up, China

FOCUS Guide: Girl Under a Red Moon

Discussion questions and extension activities to pair with Girl Under a Red Moon: Growing Up During China's Cultural Revolution by Da Chen! #scholastic #scholasticlearnathome #scholasticfocus #narrativenonfiction #middlegrade #freeresources #classroomtools #teacherresources #books #homeschool #history #truestory #China #Chinesehistory #culturalrevolution #siblings #sister #family #dachen #worldhistory

Discussion questions and extension activities to pair with D-Day: The World War II Invasion that Changed History by Deborah Hopkinson! Reading Resources, Teacher Resources, History Books, World History, Classroom Tools, D Day, Nonfiction, True Stories, American History
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FOCUS Guide: D-Day

Discussion questions and extension activities to pair with D-Day: The World War II Invasion that Changed History by Deborah Hopkinson! #scholastic #scholasticlearnathome #scholasticfocus #narrativenonfiction #middlegrade #freeresources #classroomtools #teacherresources #books #historybook #homeschool #history #americanhistory #WorldWarII #battle #action #deborahhopkinson #dday #worldhistory #worldwar2history

Discussion questions and extension activities to pair with Dark Sky Rising: Reconstruction and the Dawn of Jim Crow by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Tonya Bolden! Reading Resources, Teacher Resources, Classroom Tools, Jim Crow, Dark Skies, African American History, Nonfiction, True Stories, Gates
Teacher ResourcesDark SkiesAfrican American HistoryNonfictionGates

FOCUS Guide: Dark Sky Rising

Discussion questions and extension activities to pair with Dark Sky Rising: Reconstruction and the Dawn of Jim Crow by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Tonya Bolden! #scholastic #scholasticlearnathome #scholasticfocus #narrativenonfiction #middlegrade #freeresources #classroomtools #teacherresources #books #homeschool #history #americanhistory #JimCrow #segregation #africanamericanhistory #CivilWar #Reconstruction #henrylouisgatesjr #tonyabolden