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The People of Sparks Teaching Ideas

The People of Sparks FREE Book Unit Samples

In The People of Sparks, the sequel to The City of Ember, the Emberites leave their cave home. After journeying for a couple of days, they come to a village called Sparks. Here they find a group of people who although aren’t openly hostile are certainly not welcoming. The two groups of people must learn to get along. Meanwhile Lina takes off in search of her dream city. Continue Reading

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Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins Book Activities

Gregor the Overlander - Teaching  Ideas for the Book

Before she wrote The Hunger Games trilogy, Suzanne Collins wrote the Underland Chronicles. In the first book of the series is Gregor the Overlander.

Gregor and his baby sister fall through a grate. In just moments, they go from their apartment building in New York City to a fantastical subterranean world. Continue Reading

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The City of Ember Book Activities

The City of Ember Activities

The city of Ember is dying. Power failures become more frequent and longer. The sky is dark. Outside the city, darkness looms in the Unknown Regions.

Lina Mayfleet finds a set of instructions she believes will help her find a way out of the city. Unfortunately, her baby sister finds the instructions first and chews holes in them. Lina and her friend, Doon Harrow, race against time and a corrupt mayor to piece together the clues in these instructions to save the people from their dying city. Read this novel by Jeanne DuPrau to see if Lina and Doon are successful in their quest. Continue Reading

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