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2019-2020 LYRC 6-8 Additional Resources

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Below is a collection of resources for each of the 2019-2020 6-8th grade nominated titles, including two sites that teachers and librarians can use to promote student participation: 
 
Book Taco is a free online resource designed to support the administration, assessment, and motivation of student participation in the LYRC program while providing educators a dynamic, interactive platform where they can monitor student reading progress (quiz results, book reviews, surveys), assign activities, and reward effort. Click the logo to access the site and create your free account, https://booktaco.com.
 
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Teaching Books has partnered with us to give access to their collection for the 6-8th grade LYRC nominated resources at https://www.teachingbooks.net/qlwgr4v 
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1. All’s Faire in Middle School by Victoria Jameson 
Study Guides
o Educator Guide Forthcoming
 
2. Beyond the Bright Sea by Lauren Wolk
Author website: http://www.laurenwolk.com/ 
Study Guides
o Educator Guide Forthcoming
 
3. Brave by Svetlana Chmakova
Author website: http://svetlania.com/ 
Study Guides
o Educator Guide Forthcoming
 
4. Clayton Byrd Goes Underground by Rita Williams-Garcia, illustrated by Frank Morrison
Illustrator website: https://morrisongraphics.com/ 
Study Guides
 
5. Forget Me Not by Ellie Terry
Author website: https://ellieterry.com/ 
Study Guides
o Discussion Guide Forthcoming
 
6. Frogkisser! by Garth Nix
Author website: http://www.garthnix.com/ 
Study Guides
o Discussion Guide Forthcoming
 
7. Greetings from Witness Protection! by Jake Burt
Author website: http://www.jburtbooks.com/ 
Study Guides
o Discussion Guide Forthcoming
 
8. In the Shadow of the Sun by Anne Sibley O'Brien
Study Guides
o Discussion Guide Forthcoming
 
9. Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus by Dusti Bowling
Author website: https://www.dustibowling.com/ 
Study Guides
o Discussion Questions from Unleashing Readers: http://www.unleashingreaders.com/?p=13860 
 
10. Refugee by Alan Gratz
Author website: https://www.alangratz.com/ 
Study Guides
o Activity Guide from Texas Bluebonnet Award 2019: https://texasbluebonnetaward2019.wordpress.com/refugee/
o Discussion Questions from For the Love of Books: https://nancymcginleymyers.wordpress.com/2018/04/29/discussion-questions-refugee/ 
 
11. Slider by Pete Hautman
Author website: http://www.petehautman.com/ 
Study Guides
o Discussion Guide from Candlewick Press: http://www.candlewick.com/book_files/0763690708.bdg.1.pdf 
o Activity Guide from Texas Bluebonnet Award 2019: https://texasbluebonnetaward2019.wordpress.com/slider/ 
 
12. The Red Bandanna (Young Readers Adaptation) by Tom Rinaldi
Video, Tom Rinaldi on discovering the story of 9/11 hero Welles Crowther:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWnnI6JdBUo&feature=youtu.be 
Study Guides