In Pieces and Players, the main characters from each of Blue Balliett's books come together to solve the ultimate art heist. Use these discussion questions and extension activities to teach with Blue's award-winning novels.
MORE IDEAS FOR SHARING BOOKS IN YOUR CLASSROOM
Elijah of Buxton
by Christopher Paul Curtis
Elijah was special. He was the first free baby born in Buxton, the first person there who had never been owned by a slave master.
Lon Po Po: A Chinese Fairytale Lesson Plan
by Ed Young
Compare the popular fairytale of Little Red Riding Hood to a similar Chinese tale, Lon Po Po, and explore the similarities and differences between the two cultures.
Additional Discussion Guides
Go, Go America
by Dan Yaccarino
Far-out festivals, kooky contests, ludicrous laws, peculiar people, and oodles of oddities across America...fasten your seat belt and get ready to go, go through fifty states of fun!
Additional Book-Based Lesson Plans
Angel Island: Li Keng Wong's Story
Follow the story of Chinese American immigrants who came through Angel Island to America in the 1930s.
Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge
Kids can help set a new world record for summer reading.