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New This Week: Stop-Motion Filmmaking and Free Literature Guides

Our latest updates for the week of October 8, 2017

This week, we're turning classrooms into Hollywood movie studios with our new Zombie Ants! FutureFit science project, plus we have 14 new (and FREE!) Candlewick literature guides for grades K-12. (See below for the breakdown by grade level.)

Zombie Ants!

Zombie Ants! Symbiotic Relationships Science Project

Your students are about to become life science pros and creative directors! With this project, middle schoolers (grades 6-8) will gain a greater understanding of interdependent relationships within ecosystems and reinforce crucial 21st-century skills—all while having fun developing a stop-motion sci-fi or horror movie using the Stop Motion Studio app.

Related FutureFit Resources: Check out this blog post to learn more about how FutureFit can make a positive impact on your students and your teaching.

Candlewick Literature Guides

Grades PreK-2

  • We're Going on a Bear Hunt
    The book We're Going on a Bear Hunt contains seven puzzles, and this teaching guide includes three more activity sheets to fuel students' creativity and improve their writing skills. Grades PreK-2
  • Thank You, Bees
    Use the tissue paper crafts in this guide to teach students about the symbiotic relationships between insects, flowers, and humans.Grades PreK-K

Grades K-4

  • Joe and Sparky, Superstar!
    This guide features a vocabulary lesson and discussion questions along with fun activities that will have students creating maps, designing posters, and more. Grades K-4
  • Eugenia Lincoln and the Unexpected Package
    Encourage students to enjoy life to the fullest with the discussion questions and activities in this teaching guide. Grades 1-4
  • Judy Moody and the Bucket List
    Get students learning with these Judy Moody projects, worksheets, and standards-aligned ELA activities. Grades 1-4

Grades 3-7

  • 42 is Not Just a Number
    This teaching guide contains discussion questions about the life of groundbreaking baseball player Jackie Robinson and the impact that race had upon his career. Grades 3-7
  • Schomburg: The Man Who Built a Library
    Teach students about the life of Arturo Schomburg, an Afro–Puerto Rican law clerk who gained prominence during the Harlem Renaissance and had a true passion for sharing African culture. Grades 4-7

Grades 5-12

  • Sink the Sultana
    Use these challenging discussion questions to test both reading comprehension and students knowledge of the U.S. Civil War. Grades 5-12
  • The Whydah
    Arrr, matey! This guide teaches students about one of history's most famous shipwrecks—and what life was like aboard a pirate ship. Grades 5-12
  • The Wonderling
    These discussion questions task students with applying the lessons found in this fantasy novel to real life. Grades 5-9
  • Landscape With Invisible Hand
    Students will learn about the history of colonization as well asl the use of satire as a storytelling device. Grades 9-12
  • Feed
    Use this guide to inform students about how writing style can enhance a story. Grades 9-12
  • The Big Lie
    This "alternative history" novel sparks questions about sexuality, feminism, and more. Grades 9-12

About Candlewick Press: Based in Massachusetts, Candlewick Press is dedicated to creating and publishing the very best stories for children and young readers on the market.

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