Book Resources

Below you can download discussion guides and activities that expand my books as well as connect to both Next Generation Science Standard and Common Core English Language Arts teaching requirements.

ARROW

Blending fantastical elements with real-world science, ARROW is an eco-fiction adventure that inspires children to learn more about their environment and take action to protect it.

Activity Guide

Filled with STEM learning activities and “Restore the Magic” activities to help children make a difference in their world.

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Discussion Guide

These questions will make readers think beyond the book, researching connections between the fictional world and our real one.

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Links For More Learning

Discover more places online where young readers can learn about nature and how to be an activist for it.

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ARROW by Samantha M Clark

THE BOY, THE BOAT, AND THE BEAST

With themes of overcoming fear and building self-confidence, this contemporary fantasy keeps young readers thinking long after they’ve finished the book.

Discussion Guide

Reading Rumpus called this book “excellent as a mentor text” for POV and other parts of the Common Core English Languagde Arts Standards.

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Creative Writing Exercises

This book uses a lot of figurative language techniques and these exercises introduce children to them as well.

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Make Your Own Courage Art Therapy Project

Professionals and caregivers can use these activities to help children find their strength like the Boy in the book.

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Once Upon A Time… Story Strips

Change the stories you tell yourself. Download these “Once upon a time…” story strips, which are discussed in my author visits.

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Chapter Guide

This guide features questions about each chapter of the book to help young readers with their understanding of the story.

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The Boy, The Boat, and The Beast with SCBWI Crystal Kite medal