Our teacher’s guides are chock-full of resources for supporting meaningful exploration of the rich social and emotional themes found in our book selections. In the How to Facilitate section of the teacher’s guide, we preview each book’s social and emotional themes, and provide teachers with instructional supports for framing, discussing, and following up on these topics. We also intentionally build our lesson plans to scaffold students’ exploration of these themes: students reflect on a daily theme prior to reading, share their analysis of how the characters are feeling and responding to the events of the plot through classroom discussion, and then use their journal writing to connect these themes to their own lives and experiences.