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Teacher Guides for Picture Books

A teacher guide is complimentary when 20 copies of the related title are purchased at one time. To receive your complimentary download, send a copy of your receipt indicating the title purchased to office@parentingpress.com. Be sure to indicate the email address to which you’d like download instructions sent.
For teachers who are using The Way I Feel, Así me siento yo and The Way I Act in classroom units, teacher guides are available for these books. Each offers several activities and suggestions on how to use these activities for a single presentation or a multi-session unit. All teacher guides are printed in English. These publications also are ideal for librarians, counselors and youth group leaders working on character education, emotional literacy, anger management, and self esteem.


The Way I Feel Teachers Guide, PPTG200607, for preschool through third grade (or older, for children with special needs), nine activities plus spelling word lists for four levels. Approved by the California Department of Education for classroom use. Three-page PDF. $5.00

Así me siento yo Teachers Guide, PPTG200901, for preschool through third grade (or older, for foreign language students, English language learners, or children with special needs), eight activities. Approved by the California Department of Education for classroom use. Two-page PDF. $5.00

The Way I Act Teachers Guide, PPTG201101, for preschool through fourth grade (or older, for children with special needs), detailed instructions for nine activities and a list of nine additional activities. Approved by the California Department of Education for classroom use. Three-page PDF. $5.00

Additional Resources

Expressing Emotions,” a step-by-step guide for teaching children to draw faces that express emotions. Uses illustrations from The Way I Feel. Complimentary download.

The Way I Feel is included in several curriculum packages provided by educational publishers.

Activity Plans

Complimentary Parenting Press activity plans provide step-by-step instructions:

Teacher Guides for Short Branching-Path Books

These guides complement extensively illustrated 32-page books that are written in a branching-path format to allow children to try a variety of problem-solving strategies for the main character. Heidi’s Irresistible Hat and My Name is Not Dummy are especially appropriate for units on verbal harassment and bullying. In Amy’s Disappearing Pickle, the main character confronts a classmate who lies about stealing from a lunchbox.

Amy’s Disappearing Pickle Teachers Guide, PPTG201301, for 6-10-year-olds (and for older children with special needs), detailed instructions for six activities. Vocabulary list. Four-page PDF. $5.00. Accompanies Amy’s Disappearing Pickle.

Heidi’s Irresistible Hat Teachers Guide, PPTG201302, for 6-10-year-olds (and for older children with special needs), detailed instructions for seven activities. Vocabulary list. Four-page PDF. $5.00. Accompanies Heidi’s Irresistible Hat.

I’m Mad Teachers Guide, PPTG201304, for 6-10-year-olds (and for older children with special needs), detailed instructions for six activities. Vocabulary list. Three-page PDF. $5.00. Accompanies I’m Mad.

My Name is Not Dummy Teachers Guide, PPTG201303, for 3-8-year-olds (and for older children with special needs), detailed instructions for six activities. Vocabulary list. Four-page PDF. $5.00. Accompanies My Name is Not Dummy.

Teacher Guides for Chapter Books

The first five books, part of the Decision Is Yours series, are illustrated 64-page chapter books that use branch-path formats. They cover such topics as bullying, theft, cheating, peer pressure and adolescent use of liquor.

Bully on the Bus Teachers Guide, PPTG200601, for 7-11-year-olds (and for older children with special needs), detailed instructions for six activities. Vocabulary list. Three-page PDF. $5.00. Accompanies Bully on the Bus.

Finders, Keepers? Teachers Guide, PPTG200605, for 7-11-year-olds (and for older children with special needs), detailed instructions for five activities. Vocabulary list. Three-page PDF. $5.00. Accompanies Finders, Keepers?.

First Day Blues Teachers Guide, PPTG200602, for 7-11-year-olds (and for older children with special needs), detailed instructions for six activities. Vocabulary list. Three-page PDF. $5.00. Accompanies First Day Blues.

Making the Grade Teachers Guide, PPTG200604, for 7-11-year-olds (and for older children with special needs), detailed instructions for six activities. Vocabulary list. Three-page PDF. $5.00. Accompanies Making the Grade.

Under Whose Influence? Teachers Guide, PPTG200603, for 7-11-year-olds (and for older children with special needs), detailed instructions for six activities. Vocabulary list. Three-page PDF. $5.00. Accompanies Under Whose Influence?.

First Aid—Even for First Graders: Teaching Tips for the Classroom, based on Maribeth and Darwin Boelts’s 72-page Kids to the Rescue! First Aid Techniques for Kids. Extensive curriculum suggestions. Skit/video script outlines. Appropriate for older preschoolers as well as elementary and middle school students and for youth groups. Can help meet requirements for scout and Camp Fire badges. Three-page PDF. Complimentary download.

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Last updated February 03, 2017