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Snoopy Party Animal

Snoopy: Party Animal!

Grade Levels: 3-5
Curriculum Connections: English Language Arts––Narrative Writing, Transition Words and Phrases

As students read Snoopy: Party Animal!, they identify and analyze cartoon symbols and sound effects. Students then create their own cartoon symbols and sound effects and explain their meanings. Using what they have learned, students create a four-panel comic containing original cartoon symbols and sound effects.

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Big Nate: I Can’t Take It!

Grade Levels: 3-5
Curriculum Connections: English Language Arts

Life can be stressful for Nate Wright. At school, Mrs. Godfrey makes every day a nightmare. At home, he’s stuck between Ellen, his incredibly annoying older sister, and Dad, perhaps the most clueless parent of all time. And don’t get him started on Gina, the ultimate teacher’s pet, or Artur, the unassuming exchange student who bests him at every turn. It’s enough to make even a can-do kid like Nate scream: “I CAN’T TAKE IT!”

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Snoopy: Cowabunga Teaching Guide

Snoopy: Cowabunga!

Grade Levels: 3-7
Curriculum Connections: English Language Arts

Students will read Snoopy: Cowabunga!, participate in a class discussion, complete group writing activities, and use the book as a springboard for individual creative writing exercises.

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Big Nate: Say Good-bye to Dork City

Grade Levels: 3-5
Curriculum Connections: English Language Arts

Students will analyze the actions and motivations of several characters in Big Nate: Say Good-Bye to Dork City. Students will then write and draw comics showing their own motivations and actions in real life situations.

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Charlie Brown and Friends Teaching Guide

Charlie Brown and Friends

Grade Levels: 3-5
Curriculum Connections: English Language Arts

Students will read this comic book, participate in a class discussion, complete a group activity exploring characterization, and use the book as a springboard for individual creative writing exercises.

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AAAA!: A Foxtrot Kids Edition

AAAA!: A Foxtrot Kids Edition

Grade Levels: 3-7
Curriculum Connections: Art, English Language Arts

Students will read AAAA!: A Foxtrot Kids Edition, discuss the book, examine how the artist creates and differentiates characters visually, and create a family comic about their own family.

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Stinky Cecil in Terrarium Terror

Stinky Cecil in Terrarium Terror

Grade Levels: 3-5
Curriculum Connections: Science

Students will read Stinky Cecil in Terrarium Terror and cite text evidence of the structural adaptations of the character Nesbit the chameleon. Students will then use this evidence to make predictions about the chameleon’s natural environment. Finally, each student will research the structural adaptations of an animal of his or her choosing and create a visual product (advertisement, infographic, comic, video, etc.) based on his or her research.

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Stinky Cecil in Operation Pond Rescue

Stinky Cecil in Operation Pond Rescue

Grade Levels: 3-5
Curriculum Connections: Science

Students will read Stinky Cecil in Operation Pond Rescue and discuss the food web and habitat of Cecil’s pond. Then, they will do research on the pond’s inhabitants and create posters to show what they have learned about the ecosystem.

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G-Man Super Journal

The G-Man Super Journal

Grade Levels: 3-5
Curriculum Connections: English Language Arts

As students read each section of The G-Man Super Journal: Awesome Origins, they will use the “Super Reader Responses!” bookmark page to take notes on characters, vocabulary, key moments in the story, and text connections. Students will then use their notes to write reader response journal entries in which they make personal connections to their reading.

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Desmond Pucket and the Cloverfield Junior High Carnival of Horrors

Grade Levels: 3-5
Curriculum Connections: English Language Arts

Students will read Desmond Pucket and the Cloverfield Junior High Carnival of Horrors and identify and analyze visual text features such as maps, lists, and diagrams. Using what they have learned, students will write short narratives containing visual text features.

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