As we approach the first year anniversary of Wendell the World's Worst Wizards, we are honored and humbled by the success fueled, in large part, to teachers who were willing to take a risk with a new book from an un unknown author. Over the last year, we have had twenty classroom read alouds that we know of and the book went to the final round of the Global Read Aloud. Here are seven teacher-specific resources that cover everything from sample questions to free audio books to chances to engage with the characters.
- Basic Information: Click here for information on reading levels, themes, grade levels, etc.
- Free Teacher Toolkit: Click here to download a toolkit with visual writing ideas, extension activities
- Preview Video: If you want to give your students a preview of the book, click here for a quick preview video.
- Audiobook: Starting on November 1st, we will be releasing one audio chapter per day. Students can simply press play and listen individually as they read along or you can play it for the entire class.
- Free Author Hangouts: If you're class is doing a read aloud and you'd like to talk to the authors (John and Christy), simply fill out this form and they'll help coordinate an ideal time.
- Tweet to Wendell: Not too many fiction characters have a Twitter account. However, if you tweet @wendellwizard, your students can engage in a chat about the book.
- Character Q+A: Students can interview Wendell (or any of the characters, actually) by filling out this form. Some of the questions and answers will be chosen as blog posts for the world to read!