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TEACHER'S GUIDE FOR:

Sparkle Boy

By Lesléa Newman
Illustrations by Maria Mola

Teacher’s Guide Features: 

  • Summary and background information
  • Prereading focus questions
  • Vocabulary Discussion questions
  • Ideas for literature circles
  • Ideas for reader’s response and writing activities
  • Strategies for ESL/ELL
  • Interdisciplinary activities and connections

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About This Title

Guided Reading:

M

Lexile:

AD490L

Interest Level:

Grades K - 3

Reading Level:

Grades 3 - 3

Themes

Breaking Gender Barriers, Bullying, Childhood Experiences and Memories, Courage, Cultural Diversity, Empathy/Compassion, Families, Identity/Self Esteem/Confidence, Kindness/Caring, Latino/Hispanic/Mexican Interest, LGBTQ, Multiethnic interest, Overcoming Obstacles, Pride, Siblings, Tolerance/Acceptance, Biracial/Multiracial Interest

Collections

Identity and Individuality , Sibling Collection Grades K-5, Bullying/Anti-Bullying Collection, Family Diversity , Realistic Fiction Collection Grades PreK-2, Diverse Background English Collection Grades PreK-2, Social Activism Collection Grades PreK-2, Teaching Tough Topics with Children's Literature Webinar, EmbraceRace Webinar: Books That Encourage Inclusivity and Empathy, Social and Emotional Learning Collection, Perspective-Taking Collection, Social Activism Collection, LGBTQ+ Collection, Trauma-Informed Collection

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