Children's Literature Discussion Guides

Literature Units/Study Guides

These include reproducible sheets for a unit study on the following books listed by author of the book being studied, then title of the study guide. The book studied will be specified if not the same as the study guide. They may include curriculum connections, vocabulary, unit tests, critical thinking skills.


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Byars, B. (1970). The summer of the swans. New York: Viking Press.
A teen-age girl gains new insight into herself and her family when her mentally-challenged brother gets lost. Gr. 4-8.

Lowry, Lois. The Giver Study Guide. Download here:
Assembled by Facing History and Ourselves, this focuses on the central question: How do our individual and collective memories shape who we are today and influence our future(s)?

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Palacio, R.J. (2012). Wonder. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.
Ten-year-old Auggie Pullman, who was born with extreme facial abnormalities and was not expected to survive, goes from being home-schooled to entering fifth grade at a private middle school in Manhattan, which entails enduring the taunting and fear of his classmates as he struggles to be seen as just another student. Gr. 5-8.

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Teaching Mockingbird. (2014). Brookline, MA: Facing History and Ourselves.
Includes plot summaries, primary sources, and essential questions to teach the book To Kill a Mockingbird.
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