Roar Like a Girl Lesson Plans

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The Treasure of Barracuda Discussion Guide

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What Does It Mean To Be An Entrepreneur? Discussion and Activity Guide

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Our Lesson Plans and Discussion Guide Roundup

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We love when our books spark great discussions!

Here are easy links to download our always FREE Lesson Plans & Discussion Guides, packed with fun and meaningful activities and discussion prompts for classroom students and homeschoolers:

Download your free What Does It Mean To Be An Entrepreneur? Discussion & Activity Guide for teachers grades K-3

Download your free What Does It Mean To Be Kind? Discussion Guide for teachers grades pre-K to 3.

Download your free What Does It Mean To Be Present? Lesson Plans for teachers grades K-3.

Download your free What Does It Mean To Be Green? Lesson Plans for teachers grades K-3.

Download your free What Does It Mean To Be Safe? Lesson Plans for teachers grades K-3.

Download your free What Does It Mean to Be Global? Lesson Plans for teachers grades K-3.

Download your free The Cow In Patrick O’Shanahan’s Kitchen Lesson Plans for teachers grades K-3.

(We have two bonus lesson plans featuring The Cow In Patrick O’Shanahan’s Kitchen, one from Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom, A Bowl Full of Agriculture, and the second from Michigan Agriculture in the Classroom, The Cow In Patrick O’Shanahan’s Kitchen Educator Guide/Lesson Plans.)

Download your free Ripple’s Effect Lesson Plans for teachers grades K-3.

Download your free BIG Lesson Plans for teachers grades K-3.

Download your free Sofia’s Dream Lesson Plans for teachers grades K-3

Download your free Spaghetti is NOT a Finger Food Lesson Plans for teachers grades K-6.

Download your free Your Fantastic Elastic Brain Lesson Plans for teachers grades K-3.

Download your free The Owner’s Manual For Driving Your Adolescent Brain Lesson Plans for teachers grades 3-8.

Download your free A Bird On Water Street Discussion Points for teachers grades 4-8.

Download your free Roar Like A Girl Discussion Guide for middle grade readers here.

Download you free The Treasure of Barracuda Discussion Guide for middle grade readers here.

#BeTheSolution

#BeTheSolution

 

How do you empower kids
to make a difference?

Watch #BeTheSolution

If the video doesn’t play, click here to watch it

 

Do #BeTheSolution

What are the solutions that the young people in your life can create? Here are some examples, and you (and your kids) can brainstorm others!

•The park is dirty?
Pick up a piece of trash that isn’t yours.

•People are hungry or need shelter?
Donate food, or time, or money to organizations that help, like food banks, Hand in Hand for Syria, and Habitat for Humanity.

•Someone is sad?
Take the time to understand why, and show you care.

 

Read #BeTheSolution

Join the #BeTheSolution conversation!

What Does It Mean To Be…?® Discussion Guides & Lesson Plans

They’re free and at your fingertips!

Download our What Does It Mean To Be An Entrepreneur? Discussion & Activity Guide

Download our What Does It Mean To Be Kind? Discussion/Activity Guide.

Download our What Does It Mean To Be Present? Lesson Plans.

Download our What Does It Mean To Be Green? Lesson Plans.

Download our What Does It Mean To Be Safe? Lesson Plans.

Download our What Does It Mean to Be Global? Lesson Plans.

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#GiveBack

How do you talk to your kids about giving back?

#GiveBack

How do you talk to your kids about giving back?

 

Watch Giving Back


If the video doesn’t play, click here to watch it. Our thanks to Kathleen Albert, the With Care Pre-school, and the Random Acts of Kindness foundation for sharing this inspiring video!

 

Do Giving Back

Model giving back for the young people in your life by including them in something you do for others this holiday season.

 

•Can they sing a song, or write a letter, or make a drawing for someone else?

•Can they come to the store to choose something you’ll buy that will then be donated?

•How about volunteering together at a local food bank?

 

Brainstorm ways you can give back. Then do one—or more—of those things to help make our world a better, kinder, place!

 

(Find out how Little Pickle Press is giving back, to Syrians in need , to two underserved schools, and to help end world hunger.)

 

Read Giving Back

Join the #GiveBack conversation!

#BeGrateful

How Do You Talk To Your Kids About Being Grateful?

#BeGrateful

How do you talk to your kids about being grateful?

 

Watch Grateful


If the video doesn’t play, click here to watch it. Our thanks to Louie Schwartzberg for sharing this wonderful talk at TEDx San Francisco.
We love it, and we’re not alone. It’s been watched over 4.5 million times!

 

Do Grateful

Have you (and your young people) make a list of what you are grateful for. What are you grateful for about yourself? About others? About the earth?

 

Share your gratitude lists out loud.

 

Can you make a giant list of everything you’re all grateful for? How big a list can you create? It’s an easy and meaningful activity to do with your family or a class!

 

Read Grateful

Join the #BeGrateful conversation!

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What Does It Mean To Be Kind? Discussion Guide

Start the kindness conversation with altruistic suggestions that foster empathy and enlighten the world. The 5th book in Rana DiOrio’s award-winning What Does It Mean To Be…? series shows that every act of kindness is also an act of courage, and how small gestures can make a big difference to other people, animals, the planet, and even oneself.

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Partnership

The Cow in Patrick O’Shanahan’s Kitchen Educator Guide/Lesson Plans

Michigan Agriculture in the Classroom (adapted from the Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom) presents The Cow in Patrick O’Shanahan’s Kitchen Educator Guide/Lesson Plans, based on the picture book written by Diana Prichard. This educator guide/lesson plan explores the origins of the food we consume on a daily basis and the instrumental role that farms and farmers play in providing food for the community. In this edition, students will learn where maple syrup comes from, the production of orange juice, and the history of pork and Michigan’s pork industry.

Download our The Cow in Patrick O’Shanahan’s Kitchen Educator Guide/Lesson Plans now.

The Cow in Patrick O'Shanahan's Kitchen Lesson Plans

The Cow in Patrick O’Shanahan’s Kitchen Lesson Plans

The Cow in Patrick O’Shanahan’s Kitchen Lesson Plans, based on the picture book written by Diana Prichard, explores the origins of the food we consume on a daily basis and the instrumental role that farms and farmers play in providing food for the community.

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Discussion points for a Bird On Water Street

A Bird On Water Street Discussion Points for Teachers Grade 4 – 8

The Discussion Points for A Bird On Water Street, by Elizabeth O. Dulemba, help teachers build student mastery of the Common Core State Standards across grade levels.

The discussion points provide a wealth of opportunities for building connections across the curriculum, analyzing literary devices, and exploring important themes including community, environmental stewardship, compassion and empathy, interpersonal relationships, and more. 

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The Owner's Manual for Driving Your Adolescent Brain Lesson Plans

The Owner’s Manual for Driving Your Adolescent Brain Lesson Plans

The Owner’s Manual for Driving Your Adolescent Brain Lesson Plans, based on the new title written by Drs. JoAnn and Terry Deak, will explore adolescent brain health and development.

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Submitting Your Manuscript

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Thank you for your interest in March 4th, Inc. and our brands.

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Please read all of the information and instructions below and then click the “Submit” button to create your account and send your manuscript to us.

The common denominators.
All of the manuscripts that we select involve conveying meaningful messages to children or youth. They catalyze conversations between parents and children, teachers and students, about the topics that matter most to the generation of children we are shaping today. The manuscripts are well written, thought-provoking, progressive, fresh, distinctive, and, if a picture book, lend themselves well to not only illustration but also to extrapolation into other mediums, such as interactive eBooks, book apps, and animated shorts.

The heart of the matter.
At present, we are most interested in receiving middle grade and young adult submissions. What subjects are most interesting to us at this point? They include (in no particular order and not exclusively):

  • Kindness—the power of it
  • Dare To Be Different
  • Choices: It’s Not All Black And White; Most of Life is Gray
  • Racism—the deleterious effects of it
  • Refugees
  • Adoption
  • Complex Family Structures
  • Anti-Princess Themes
  • Creativity—the importance of it, fostering it, etc.
  • Leadership and/or Entrepreneurship
  • Divergent (vs. Convergent) Thinking
  • Systems Thinking
  • Responsibility/Accountability/Moving Beyond Gen M Thinking
  • Taking Care of Yourself and Your Community/Planting the Seeds of Being a Locavore

What we don’t want are books with hidden messages to grownups. We want books that convey true messages to children and youth. It is also worth mentioning that we do not shy away from controversial subjects, and we are open-minded about the genres and literary vehicles employed to convey the messages.

How to format your manuscript.
The AUTHORS.me form-building process allows you to attach your first three chapters and full manuscript to your submission. Please follow the guidelines below to make the review process go smoothly:

  • Your document should be prepared as a MS Word document;
  • Save your file as a .doc, .txt or .pdf format;
  • The document should be double-spaced with paragraphs indented (not tabbed);
  • Use Times Roman (or similar serif font) at 12 point throughout the entire document;
  • Put your suggested title, word count and draft version on a title page
  • Number the pages (bottom-right preferred);
  • Margins should be one inch on top, bottom, and both sides;
  • Do not include any headers or footers in your document;
  • Use the spell and grammar check features in MS Word before sending us your manuscript.

What to include.
AUTHORS.me gathers quite a bit of information in its forms to help us determine if you are a good fit for our company. All the information is important to us, so please be thorough in your submission. We will take careful consideration of what you have created and who you are as a writer, as both are equally as important to us. Please note: if you have any updates or edits to your submission after you send it, simply return to your forms and make the changes and they will appear at our end.

Our selection process.
Once you’ve selected “Submit,” you will be redirected to AUTHORS.me to sign up (there is no charge) and begin the submissions process. Your submission will be sent directly to our staff for review.

Once we receive your submission, our First Reader designated for the target age range of your work reads it within four months and sends the acquisition team his or her preliminary thoughts. If the First Reader has a favorable opinion of the manuscript, then we have another member of the acquisition team read it. If the second member of the acquisition team likes it, then we have a Junior Reader (a reader in the intended age group) read it. If the Junior Reader likes the manuscript, then it gets presented during the next acquisition meeting. If at any point during our process, a team member thinks that the work is not a good fit for us, then we let you know.

As you consider submitting your manuscript, please learn a little more about March 4th, Inc. and our imprints, Little Pickle Stories (0-10 years old), Big Dill Stories (11-14 years old), and Relish Stories (15+). Consider liking Little Pickle Stories, Big Dill Stories, and Relish Stories on Facebook. Please also consider following @LP_Stories, @BigDillStories, and @RelishStories on Twitter and Instagram.

Simultaneous submissions.
We understand the need for multiple submissions to sell your work, however we need to know this up front. If you are soliciting other publishers, please mention this in the “Why I Am A Good Fit” question during your submission process. Also, please inform us immediately if your work is contracted elsewhere so that we may remove the manuscript from consideration. Multiple submissions from a single author are also acceptable, though we ask that one novel is sent per submission.

Illustrator Submissions.
Illustrators interested in working with us should submit digital portfolios and website URLs to submissions@march4thinc.com 

Additional information.
All work must be original, and not have appeared elsewhere unless all rights have reverted back to the author.

  • Established authors with print works and no digital contract are welcome to submit. Please include your publishing history in the fields provided in your forms.

Again, thank you for your interest in March 4th, Inc. If you elect to send us a submission, thank you also for considering us as your publisher. We know all that you have gone through to get to this point, and we respect and honor you for it.

Questions? Contact submissions@march4thinc.com

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Spaghetti is NOT a Finger Food Lesson Plans

Spaghetti is NOT a Finger Food Lesson Plans, based of the award-winning chapter book written by Jodi Carmichael and illustrated by Sarah Ackerley, will provide children with an understanding of individuality, communication patterns, and the common desire to be understood by others.

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Ripple’s Effect Lesson Plans

Ripple’s Effect Lesson Plans, based of the award-winning title written by Shawn Achor and Amy Blankson, will promote an understanding and pursuit of happiness, a positive perspective, and personal identity.

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BIG Lesson Plans

BIG Lesson Plans, based on Little Pickle Press’ newest title by esteemed author Coleen Paratore, will encourage children to be the best possible versions of themselves by teaching them that all of their efforts, no matter how small or large, can measure up to BIG positive results.

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