Download an educator's guide to the 2015 Newbery Medal-winning book The Crossover by Kwame Alexander. In this middle grade novel told in dynamic verse, twelve-year-old twin basketball stars Josh and Jordan wrestle with highs and lows on and off the court as their father ignores his declining health. These Common Core-aligned activities include researching sports figures, exploring rhyme and rap, and interpreting and performing poems from the novel.
Whether you're looking to share classic characters with young students or to explore literature in more depth with older readers, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has something for everyone. From Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel to Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, you'll find great resources for students of varying ages.