Currently our curriculum resources for this year's book titles are under development. As we finish materials they will be posted below. If you want to get a sense of the types of resources we typically develop, check out the past texts listed in the TEACH drop down menu above.
Fall: Theme Acceptance & Belonging
The Day You Begin
Tk-2 Fall 2021
The Proudest Blue
Grades 3-5 Fall 2021
Flying Lessons & Other Stories
Grades 6-12 Fall 2021
Teacher Planning Tool
This document gives teachers an outline to consider planning in the different phases: before the read, during the read and after the reading. We hope that this document can provide a space for teachers to think through all aspects of preparation and planning related to implementing this project in their setting. This can be the central document which then can be augmented by the other resources posted at this site.
Curriculum 6th-12th: Flying Lessons and Other Stories
Curriculum 3rd-5th: The Proudest Blue
Lesson Plan Exemplar
This detailed and comprehensive lesson plan is just one example of how a teacher might take the themes from the story to address various standards as well as themes. Click on the image to the left to enlarge the document to full screen.
Watch the video linked above to learn how to turn the theme of this text into an art project for students about what they know is true about themselves.
Curriculum Tk-2nd: The Day You Begin
Random House, publisher of The Day You Begin, curated a collection of the books by Jacqueline Woodson, in this 28 pages Reader's Guide. Pages 4-7 focus on The Day You Begin and this guide offers connections throughout her texts.