This year I’ve written three chapter books about these characters and look forward to the launch of the series in January, 2018. Essentially: four friends use their powers of persuasion to drive positive change in their school community, i.e., a new mascot, a buddy bench, a bee-friendly garden. Think globally, act locally. Illustrated by Stephen Gilpin. I feel good about it. Good stories, diverse cast of characters, humor and heart. Hopefully elementary teachers who feature persuasive writing in their classrooms will enjoy these books and use them as mentor texts. Grades 2-4, I think.
The good folks at Macmillan have worked hard to support teachers as they seek to effectively use books in the classroom. To that end, I’m grateful that they’ve produced a number of free teaching guides for my books.
Just a click away.
Thought you might want to know.
Available in paperback this October!
The Courage Test Teaching Guide
Published in Hardcover on October 31st!
Better Off Undead Teaching Guide
Available in both hardcover and paperback!
Jigsaw Jones: Case from Outer Space Teaching Guide
Oh, and before you go . . .
You can click here for a special combo Teaching Guide for Bystander and The Fall. Two for the price of nothing!
Copy-and-paste the link below for a free CCSS Teacher’s Guide for my new Jigsaw Jones chapter book, The Case from Outer Space. Thanks to the good people at Macmillan for making it happen. Sorry about the extra step of copying and pasting — you’ll really work up a sweat! — but it’s the best I can do.
That’s it, that’s all I’ve got for you today. Carry on!
My friend, writer Kate Klise, took this photo of a poster she saw during a recent school visit.
It’s pretty perfect, a great message to throw up on a wall.