Materials Links

Materials for Rules

Materials for Touch Blue

Materials for Half a Chance

Materials for A Handful of Stars

Materials for Hot Rod Hamster

For Teachers and Librarians

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Materials for Rules

RULES Discussion Guide (click to download)

RULES Reproducible Worksheets (click to download)

"A Librarian's Introduction to Rules" – In this brief audio program, Maine Librarian Connie Burns introduces Rules, including an excerpt from the audiobook performed by Jessica Almasy (2006, Recorded Books).  Click here to go to the Maine Humanities Council website.

Writing Rules: Fabulous Tips from Middle-grade Authors (click to download)

Materials for Touch Blue

Touch Blue Teacher's Guide (click to download)

Play Touch Blue Jeopardy with your students!
http://jeopardylabs.com/play/touch-blue

Interviews:
 
Interview about Touch Blue with Teenreads.com
 
BookPage Interview with Cynthia Lord on Touch Blue
 
Straight from the Jar (Ingrid Law's blog)
 
Sarah Laurence's Blog

My Maine Island Tour:  In October 2010, I was invited to do a tour for Touch Blue with Island Readers and Writers, a wonderful organization that connects Maine authors and illustrators with Maine island students. You can read about my visit to four Maine island schools through my blog entries:
 
Frenchboro (the real island that once took in foster children to save their school)
Frenchboro Island School
Islesboro Central School
North Haven Community School
Vinalhaven Island School

Materials for Half a Chance

Discussion guide from the Scholastic Mother Daughter Book Club

Materials for A Handful of Stars

Discussion guide from the Scholastic Mother Daughter Book Club

Recipe for blueberry enchiladas

Materials for Hot Rod Hamster

Hot Rod Hamster Teacher's Guide (click to download)