Teaching with trade books is effective and manageable with Scholastic Book Guides — each guide has everything teachers need to build important skills for successful instruction in reading. Guides include:
Book summary and author information to build background and prior knowledge
Vocabulary-builders to help your students learn important word meanings for better comprehension
Discussion questions to deepen understanding, and build and check comprehension
Reproducible graphic organizers and writing activities to extend the meaning of the text
Effective management ideas for whole class, small group, and independent instruction.