STUDY & DISCUSSION GUIDES

UNLIKELY HERO Teacher’s Guide
Canadian Curriculum

Unlikely Hero sets some tough and topical issues against the backdrop of a traditional whodunit in this engaging novel that readers will find hard to put down.

Teachers can use the text in a number of ways, including:

  • Exploring conceptual and thematic connections such as heroism,
    courage, family, friendship, truth, faith, hope
  • Conducting an in-depth study of character and narrative
    structure
  • As a springboard for engaging students in meaningful and open
    conversations about mental illness

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UNLIKELY HERO Teacher’s Guide
US Curriculum

Unlikely Hero sets some tough and topical issues against the backdrop of a traditional whodunit in this engaging novel that readers will find hard to put down.

Teachers can use the text in a number of ways, including:

  • Exploring conceptual and thematic connections such as heroism,
    courage, family, friendship, truth, faith, hope
  • Conducting an in-depth study of character and narrative
    structure
  • As a springboard for engaging students in meaningful and open
    conversations about mental illness

Printable PDF. Free for non-commercial use

BEYOND BLONDE Discussion Guide

Set in the 1970’s and featuring addictive, vibrant characters, Beyond Blonde is the powerful, page-turning conclusion of the highly original Blondes series.

This discussion guide, designed for grades 7 – 11, offers teachers and students a series of topics based on the themes and issues presented in Beyond Blonde.

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PIECE BY PIECE Teacher’s Guide

Piece by Piece: Stories About Fitting into Canada is an extraordinary anthology of original stories featuring some of Canada’s finest authors who were born in another country and who struggled to fit into this one.

Designed for Grades 7 – 11, this teacher’s guide outlines how students can create their own classroom Piece By Piece anthology.

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