A visit to any website of young people’s fiction and non-fiction publications will give teachers access to ‘teacher’s notes’ and ‘lesson plans’ on specific texts.
Kids’ Book Review is a website that curates a page with thirty (30) links to specific publishers and their classroom resources. The impressive list highlights the long relationship that exists between classrooms and the authors of young people’s literature. We are more than happy to stand on ‘the shoulders’ of such an impressive tradition.
The convention of supporting the classroom experience of studying fiction and non-fiction publications through ‘teacher notes’ is changing, as are other forms of pedagogical and content knowledge in education, through the impact of digital technology.