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In this FREE bundle, you will get:

*Chapter-by-chapter book study discussion guide

*TWO video lessons with writing activities

*Interactive Author Q&A via Skype or Flipgrid

*PLUS, a free copy of the eBook version of my bestselling book for everyone in the class!

"... lighthearted illustrations and Max's quirky personality shine."

- Publishers Weekly

"Max's voice is believable, funny, and fresh--he sounds like he'd be a great kid to know." - Kirkus Reviews

Self-guided writing activities include a video lesson that introduces the concept, includes a chapter read-aloud, and provides full activity instructions with examples.

Creating Your Own ME Map (Ch.2)

The ME Map lesson is a look at internal and external character traits through the study of someone your students are already an expert on ... themselves!

Perspective (Ch.9)

This lesson is an exercise in considering others' point of view by examining a story scene through two different characters' perspectives.

What Teachers are saying about the lessons:

"All my kids LOVE the ME Map. It was a great activity! I can’t wait to see your next lesson!! ... Thanks for what you’re doing for kids" -D. Moore, Grade 2, TX

We had the pleasure of reading this book recently in our Grade 3/4 class. The kids found the message profound and interesting. They could relate to Max. The story offered the opportunity to lead discussions in mindfulness, empathy, and especially perspective. The students had a lot to say and write about when it came to the lessons learned from the story ... I would highly recommend this book as part of the social and emotional curriculum in the lower intermediate grades." -R. Harris, Grade 3/4, B.C.

Everything about our Skype and your lessons was perfect!  Setting our foundation for analyzing texts (and eventually having to do a written response ... Our discussions have taken off! - S. Swanger, Grade 4, PA

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