Learning to Give picture book and teen novel guides combine selected literature with thought-provoking discussions and activities that teach about giving and civic engagement.
The books we selected for our literature guides have themes of empathy, respect, kindness, inclusion, perseverance, responsibility, generosity, and citizenship. The guides provide before-, during-, and after-reading questions and suggested activities.
The shared experience of reading a book is powerful in many ways. Children learn reading, listening, and comprehension skills, while together you celebrate the joys and sorrows that good literature presents. Literature brings us closer and introduces real issues and broadens experience in a safe environment. Reading with someone younger or older is an opportunity for developing relationships and respect across generations or grade levels! Reading Tutor Guide
We highly recommend the book lists in The Conscious Kid for building inclusive environments. This PDF from The Conscious Kid has book lists and discussion guides, as well as a guide to selecting inclusive materials with identity-affirming attributes. In addition, the site We Need Diverse Books is a list of books from different cultures.
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