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A Teachers’ Guide on steroids, in the best way possible.

By June 10, 2019June 17th, 20195 Comments

Woohoo! Check this out everyone.

Candlewick Press sent along their hot-off-the-press Teachers’ Guide for Merci Suárez Changes Gears. The former teacher inside me is going to gush here. It’s fabulous, and that’s because it’s written by a super-charged educator and reading coach. The questions and activities across the curriculum are smart and get the kids talking, thinking, and working on everything from Ancient Egypt to the social dynamics of their school.
So I’m sending a big applause to Kellee Moye, a middle-school reading coach and teacher from Orlando, Florida. Kellee is the coauthor of the blog Unleashing Readers, a member of the 2016–2018 ALAN Board of Directors, a member of NCTE, ALAN, and ALA, the chair of the 2014 Amelia Elizabeth Walden Book Award committee, and her school’s 2017–18 Teacher of the Year.
Here it is as a pdf [ MerciSuárez_TG ]for you to download. Or you can follow the link at the top of the article. Either way, I think folks who’ll be using the book in their classrooms next fall will find something useful.
OK, next stop… Massachusetts!

Meg Medina

Author Meg Medina

I'm Meg Medina, author of libros for kids of all ages. I'm the 2019 Newbery medalist for Merci Suárez Changes Gears. I write strong girls, tough circumstances, and the connecting power of culture. Thanks for visiting my blog!

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Join the discussion 5 Comments

  • Richard Burke says:

    I love reading your blog Meg. It’s always heartening to hear of your continued successes. As I recall, you were born in Massachusetts, right?
    Oh, by the way, when I was 11 years old “June is Bustin’ Out All Over” was our sixth grade’s graduation song. Everyone loved it except this one girl named June.

  • Ann Dallman says:

    These lesson plans are great! I’ve logged more than 20 years teaching middle school and high school language arts. Any teacher will embrace them as they align very well with required Standards and Benchmarks. A lovely bonus to a great book.

  • Thank you! I’ll add it to my earlier review of Merci Suarez.

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