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Cover of the teachers study guide by Marcy Canterna for our books, use for juvenile readers interested in pittsburgh, history and exciting stories.
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Title: Teacher's Study Guides.

Author: Marcy Canterna.

List Prices: see below, ISBNs see below

For both classroom and home school use.
8.5x11 in. single sided and Spiral Bound to open flat such that exercises and work pages may be photocopied for classroom or home school use. Subject categories include juvenile, education, local history, classroom, school, home schooling, 7 and up, 10 and up, workbooks, kids, children, guides, travel, and teachers.
Sample pages from teachers study guide by Marcy Canterna for our books, use for juvenile readers interested in pittsburgh, history and exciting stories.

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DESCRIPTION

Several Teacher's Study Guides are available for books published by both The Local History Company and Towers Maguire Publishing. New guides are added regularly. The guides by teacher and author Marcy Canterna are available directly from the publisher.

Guides are available as companions for book titles specifically geared to younger readers as well as for adult titles that contain material of interest to children. Guides can be used flexibly for children of varying ages and ability levels. Each guide is customized for its companion book. For example, the guide for The Great Saint Patrick's Day Flood has a section on vocabulary while the guide for The Great Allegheny Passage Companion does not, since that book's author, Bill Metzger, gives careful definitions throughout his text.

The guides are 8.5 by 11 inches and spiral bound to open flat such that exercises and work pages may be photocopied for classroom or home school use.

See Below For Descriptions Of Each Available Study Guide:

Guide for Lavi The Lion Finds His Pride

ISBN 0-9770429-4-4, 36 pages, $7.95. Teacher's Study Guide for Lavi The Lion Finds His Pride accompanies the book Lavi The Lion Finds His Pride by Linda Dickerson (ISBN 0-9744715-2-6; illustrated children's picture book). Click HERE to view the description of the companion book. Save when you buy both the guide and the book for a combined 10% off price of $21.51* (normally $23.90) plus free packaging/shipping for the 2nd book.

The book's story line introduces young readers to adventure and exploration; the longing for home, friends and family; and the need to belong. Taking a cue from these themes, the Guide's activities include vocabulary, English usage/writing, science, social studies, and fine arts; they are adaptable for students at a mix of ability and grade levels.

Guide for Pittsburgh: A Place In Time

ISBN 0-9770429-0-1, 19 pages, $5.95. Teacher's Study Guide for Pittsburgh: a place in time accompanies the book Pittsburgh: a place in time by Abby Mendelson (ISBN 0-9711835-7-0; written for adults but with many topics and activities of interest to children). Click HERE to view the description of the companion book. Save when you buy both the guide and the book for a combined 10% off price of $23.31* (normally $25.90) plus free packaging/shipping for the 2nd book.

The Guide includes activities adaptable for a mix of student ability and grade levels. Exercises explore neighborhoods and characters; activities include mapping, essays, poetry, storytelling, and a final project delving into a neighborhood and involving map creation, a visual display, creating marketing materials for the neighborhood, compiling a written report and preparing a presentation.

Guide for The Great Saint Patrick's Day Flood

ISBN 0-9744715-8-5, 35 pages, $5.95. Teacher's Study Guide for The Great Saint Patrick's Day Flood accompanies the book The Great Saint Patrick's Day Flood by Mildred Flaherty (ISBN 0-9711835-8-9; readers 7 and up). Click HERE to view the description of the companion book. Save when you buy both the guide and the book for a combined 10% off price of $21.51* (normally $23.90) plus free packaging/shipping for the 2nd book.

Guide exercises cover vocabulary, characters and characterization, sequential order, comprehension, comparison and contrast, timeline and bar graph, a final test and extra activities. This book and guide provide opportunities for inter-generational communication and understanding as well as for exploring the depression and its impact on working class families. It is also an opportunity to discuss how families and neighbors in a community support each other during times of crisis.

Guide for The Steps of Pittsburgh

Currently, the book is out-of-stock.

ISBN 0-9744715-9-3, 29 pages, $7.95.Teacher's Study Guide for The Steps of Pittsburgh: Portrait of a City accompanies the book The Steps of Pittsburgh: Portrait of a City by Robert Regan with photographs by Tim Fabian (ISBN 0-9711835-6-2; written for adults, but topic is of great interest to children of all ages.). Click HERE to view the description of the companion book. Save when you buy both the guide and the book for a combined 10% off price of $26.91* (normally $29.90) plus free packaging/shipping for the 2nd book.

Guide exercises include vocabulary, comprehension activities, walking tours of the steps with related activities, and creative writing. This guide is especially helpful for the teacher or parent who wants to introduce children to neighborhoods, transportation and urban identity. Kids will enjoy the unusual topic and how residents use as well as cope with the steps.

Guide for Tyrconnel, An Antebellum Adventure

ISBN 0-9744715-7-7, 62 pages, $7.95. Teacher's Study Guide for Tyrconnel, An Antebellum Adventure along the C&O Canal accompanies the book Tyrconnel, An Antebellum Adventure along the C&O Canal by Charles S. Furtney (ISBN 0-9711835-3-8; readers 10 and up). Click HERE to view the description of the companion book. Save when you buy both the guide and the book for a combined 10% off price of $23.31* (normally $25.90) plus free packaging/shipping for the 2nd book.

Guide exercises include vocabulary, use of vocabulary in the story, vocabulary definitions, sequential order, cause-effect-predictions, a final test and final questions. Children will enjoy learning about the importance of the canal and how it works. Geographic features in the area and historical figures who appear in the book are also excellent discussion subjects.

Guide for The Great Allegheny Passage Companion

Currently, the book is out-of-stock.

ISBN 0-9744715-1-8, 28 pgs, $7.95. Teacher's Study Guide for The Great Allegheny Passage Companion accompanies the book The Great Allegheny Passage Companion, Guide To History And Heritage Along The Trail by Bill Metzger (ISBN 0-9711835-2-X; written for adults but with many topics and activities of interest to children). Click HERE to view the description of the companion book. Save when you buy both the guide and the book for a combined 10% off price of $25.11* (normally $27.90) plus free packaging/shipping for the 2nd book.

Guide exercises cover history, geography, people, towns/communities, business/industry, coal mining, steel manufacturing, bridges, railroads, other historical transportation systems, science, Native Americans, and creative writing.

About the Author

Marcy Canterna has been an elementary teacher in the Franklin Regional School District in Western Pennsylvania since 1978. An avid reader, she claims to read children's books from Labor Day to Memorial Day. Then, throughout the summer, she reads "Big People Books"! Just about any book, she says, can be adapted for use in any grade level. The most important aspect of teaching, according to Canterna, is to help the students develop a love of reading through discussion and discovery. Marcy has used all of these guides with her fourth grade students.

photo of author and teacher Marcy Canterna discussing a book with students in her fourth grade classroom at Franklin Regional school district. Children books, teacher guides guides, schooling, learning.

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