Posts Categorized: Discussion Guides

  • Discussion Guides and Resources

    Discussion guide for Either the Beginning or the End of the World: Either-the-Beginning-or the End of the World Discussion Guide. Readers’ Guides and Resources for The Good Braider The Good Braider Blog   reading lists of books about Africa,  hear a South Sudanese rap star,  follow my journey in photos to Kakuma refugee camp at

  • Readers’ Guides and Resources for Educators

    Literature of War  Reading List on “Literature of War for Children and Young Adults” created for the Texas Council of Teachers of English Language Arts conference with Lyn Miller-Lachmann and JL Powers. “Finding the Dove” Writing Workshop with English Langauge Learners – Reading List  The list includes a wide variety of readings to inspire students to tell…


  • “An Educator’s Guide” for The Good Braider

    Thomas Talarico,  author of “The Good Braider, An Educator’s Guide,”  teaches English to immigrants and refugees at Portland High School in Maine.  The “Educator’s Guide” makes the novel accessible to immigrant and refugee students, themselves,  as they study to become proficient readers in English. Thomas links extension activities to Common Core Standards.

  • Book Club Discussion Guide The Good Braider

        This discussion guide includes background on the novel, a reference resource list, and general discussion questions for classes and book clubs. Click  to open the Book Club Discussion Guide for The Good Braider