Most Popular Literature Guides for Intermediate and Middle Students

Our teacher guides for literature will help you extend the learning and enjoyment that your students get from reading great books. The titles featured in this slideshow reflect the most popular guides for grades 3-8 on TeacherVision.
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Although Animal Farm is an allegory of the 1917 Russian Revolution, the story is just as applicable to the latest rebellion against dictators around the world, which makes it a perfect novel for cross-curricular study. This guide includes chapter summaries, teaching suggestions, discussion questions, and writing assignments.
This Newbery Medal winner tells the mythical tale of a legendary hero: 12 year old Jeffrey Magee – known as Maniac Magee. An orphan with no place to call home, Maniac Magee enters the town of Two Mills, a town sharply divided by race. Magee's athletic skills, combined with his nonjudgmental way, lead the people of Two Mills to overcome segregation, racial profiling, and ignorance.
Activities, tests, and Internet sites that will help you teach How to Eat Fried Worms.
The 1895 book The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane tells the story of a young farm boy who becomes a Union soldier in the Civil War. Use these lessons, activities, and references to help you teach this classic novel.
Use these activity kits to extend your class reading of the Katie Kazoo Switcheroo series.
Use this guide on The Secret Garden to stimulate discussions focused on themes, symbols, recurrent motifs, and Frances Hodgson Burnett's style.
Explore teaching activities to be used with the book Dreamland, by Sarah Dressen.
Mildred D. Taylor's Newbery Award-winning novel, Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, will capture your middle and intermediate students' attention. This story is about a black family who must struggle with discrimination during the Depression of the 1930s.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

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The Newbery Award-winning book, Number the Stars, has educated many children about the bravery of the Danish people in World War II. Use these activities to extend the reach of the book.
The classic tale of a fantasy world and four children's adventures in it,The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, will surely delight and inspire your students. We provide enrichment activities and resources for the book.
Island of the Blue Dolphins tells the story of an American Indian girl stranded on an island, alone, for 18 years. This literature guide for the Newbery Award winner will excite students to keep reading from cover to cover. Our resources will help teachers to extend the book.
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