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Diary of an 8-Bit Warrior: Arts and Architecture

Grades: 2 – 5
Curriculum Connections: Arts, Architecture, Engineering

Make learning fun with this easy-to-use Diary of an 8-Bit Warrior teaching guide! With lessons on art, architecture, and engineering, Minecraft fans will bring their creativity to life, and learn a lot along the way.

These student pages provide different challenges in drawing and rendering. “Create a Minecraft Self-Portrait,” page 3, gives students tips on using the squares-only style of Minecraft to create a self-portrait. “Drawing for Engineering,” page 4, gives students examples from the Diary of an 8-Bit Warrior books of a diagram, a floor plan, and a rendering, and provides grid paper for them to try their hand.

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Peanuts and NASA

Grade Levels: K-2, 3-5
Curriculum Connections: STEM, Space Science, Engineering, Language Arts

From Peanuts Worldwide, in partnership with NASA: “This year marks the 50th anniversary of Apollo 10, the NASA mission that made Charlie Brown and Snoopy part of the U.S. space program when their names were used as call signs for the command and lunar landing modules. Now NASA and the Peanuts gang are teaming up again to help students explore the history of space flight and the amazing technologies NASA will use to land astronauts on Mars. With separate activity sets for grades K-2 and 3-5, this program is sure to boost your students’ STEM skills as they imagine themselves part of the Peanuts space corps!”

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Trapped in a Video Game 5 Teaching Guide

Trapped in a Video Game: The Final Boss

Grade Levels: 3-5
Curriculum Connections: English Language Arts, Science, Programming

As students experience experience cover-to-cover adventure with Trapped in a Video Game: The Final Boss, these guided activities will make language arts, science, and computer programming just as fun and accessible as a video game.

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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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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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Big Nate: Great Minds Think Alike

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

Two heads are better than one, except when they’re crashing into each other! But that won’t prevent Big Nate and his pals from hatching great ideas for fun. Nate Wright is a wisecracking eleven-year-old who knows he’s destined for greatness—he’s a sixth-grade chess prodigy, a self-described genius, and the all-time record holder for detentions in school history. He’s often in hot water with his teachers and classmates, but Nate’s winning personality and can-do attitude always make him a big hit with readers.

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Big Nate: Game On!

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

Play ball! When sixth-grader Nate Wright and his friends suit up for basketball, baseball, and soccer, there are bound to be highs, lows, wins, losses—and humor. Students can cheer Nate on as they examine the culture of sports through vocabulary, creative writing, and class discussion.

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Big Nate Makes the Grade

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

Nate Wright is known to his pals and teachers for many things, including his penchant for mischief and his school record for detentions. The school life of Nate, his pals, his rivals, and his long-suffering teachers are recounted in hilarious detail and can inspire students to create their own school stories.

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Big Nate: The Crowd Goes Wild!

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

Students identify and discuss idioms used in Big Nate: The Crowd Goes Wild! Then they learn about the use of text in comics and create their own four-panel comics featuring idioms.

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Big Nate: Welcome to My World

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

Students will identify and analyze word choice in Big Nate: Welcome to My World, then work in groups to create word-meaning gradients. Students will then create individual word-choice gradients detailing shades of meaning. Finally, students will write descriptive paragraphs about selected Big Nate cartoons using what they have learned about word choice.

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