Mercy Watson Series Teacher's Guide

This teacher's guide from Candlewick Press covers all the books in Kate DiCamillo's Mercy Watson series. Notes throughout the guide correlate the discussion and activities to specific Common Core Standards.

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Literacy Standards
Identify the front cover, back cover, and title page of a book.
Name the author and illustrator of a text and define the role of each in presenting the ideas or information in a text.
Distinguish between information provided by pictures or other illustrations and information provided by the words in a text.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, distinguishing literal from nonliteral language.
Refer to parts of stories, dramas, and poems when writing or speaking about a text, using terms such as chapter, scene, and stanza; describe how each successive part builds on earlier sections.