Educator Study Guide for Finsihging School Now Available

A little while ago, Gentle Reader, I had an inquiry from a librarian about a study/reading guide for Etiquette & Espionage. I am ashamed to say I didn’t even know such things existed. When I was a girl we read a book and, sometimes, did a book report. That was pretty much it. These days, teachers, librarians, and parents expect books for young readers to come with guides.

Apparently, this is kind of like a press kit meets discussion syllabus, including:

  • cover art
  • author photo/bio
  • about the book/pre and/or post reading activities
  • vocabulary words
  • timelines (real and/or fictional)
  • questions for discussion/essays
  • links to other websites of interest
  • suggested additional reading
  • common core standards tie in
  • character lists

“Isn’t that basically Gail’s website?” you say. I know, that’s what I thought too.

Finishing School Section of my website.

Nevertheless, I know that most teachers and librarians out there work brutally hard at their jobs. And there is a certain appeal in a guide for schools featuring a book about a school. Circularity! So I did the only thing I could, given my current deadlines and time constraints: I crowd sourced. I threw out the question to my readers (knowing many of them are librarians) to see if any has written a guide.

Reads 4 Tweens:

“Not exactly a study guide, but my review points out things adults might want to talk with kids about.”

So then I asked if anyone was interested in doing one for me. Ray & Elizabeth stepped to the plate. (Thanks guys!) And then I, because I am a perfectionist, reviewed and tinkered a bit.

So now, on my website in several places you will find the following:

Etiquette & Espionage Reading Guide and Vocabulary List

Here are two free printable pdfs for teachers, librarians, parents, and other interested parties.

* Reading Guide ~ includes fun activities, discussion questions, Common Core details
* Extensive Vocabulary List

Please feel free to spread the word to your local education establishments. We did our best to make it clear, easy to print, and entertaining.

{What is Gail’s Book Group reading for July? Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause ~ YA werewolf from before it was a thing}


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