Guide For Elementary School Teachers, by Paula Rao

This book is appropriate to use with children of all ages. How you share it will depend on the age of the child, the setting, and your personal way of responding to books. You may wish to skip around informally or you may choose to read straight through and return to favorite parts for discussion. This guide suggests possible ways to use the book in a classroom setting. It would be useful to peruse the glossary (Parent's Guide to Earthquakes ) to gain some background before you read the book to the class; then you could add bits of appropriate information when you pause to discuss children's questions or comments. The bullets below indicate questions or challenges you might pose to your students. You will need to decide which are appropriate for the students you teach.

Before You Read

After the First Reading

Exploring Further