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.