Literature: "Among the Hidden" by Margaret Peterson Haddix
These sites provide author information, book synopses, and discussion activities for The Shadow Children series. Interactive quizzes are given and book trailers to promote reading of the novels. Writing and research activities invite students to examine the genre of science fiction and understand what makes a friendship. Links to eThemes resources on Friendship and Science Fiction are provided.
Official Website of Margaret Peterson Haddix
Find biographical information and teaching guide for "Among the Hidden". Included is a bonus informational article from the China Connection about population control and this novel.
Interview with Margaret Peterson Haddix
Watch this video interview from Reading Rockets with Margaret Peterson Haddix. The interview is broken up into brief segments in which the author discusses her writing career, writing series books, and writing about science fiction.
The Worlds of Margaret Peterson Haddix
Educators may download this complete guide to The Missing series and The Shadow Children series. The guide contains synopses of the books, discussion topics, quotations to discuss and writing and research activities.
Exploring Friendship With "Bridge to Terabithia"
Using this lesson from ReadWriteThink, students will create Character Trading Cards, examine a Friend Chart, and complete a "What is Friendship? worksheet. This lesson is adaptable for "Among the Hidden" or novels with a friendship theme.
Finding the Science Behind Science Fiction through Paired Readings
This lesson from ReadWriteThink invites students to explore the genre of science fiction. This lesson involves discussion, reading, and research culminating in a project.
Questions to Consider While Reading Science Fiction
Use these questions from ReadWriteThink with students while reading "Among the Hidden" and The Shadow Children series.
Tribute to the "Shadow Children" series
This book trailer promotes the series, The Shadow Children. "Among the Hidden" is the first book in the series.
"Among the Hidden" Book Trailer
Watch this book trailer to promote "Among the Hidden".
A Visit With Margaret Peterson Haddix
This student-created site was a finalist in the ThinkQuest competition. It features an author biography and interview, information about her other works, and interactive quizzes on several books.
eThemes Resource: Literature Themes: Friendship
These sites have tips on making friends and how to resolve common problems that threaten friendships. There are several classroom activity ideas to help foster friendships among students. Includes lists of recommended children’s books as well as links to eThemes Resources on books that include this theme.
Ethemes Resource: Science: Science Fiction
Learn about science fiction and the real science behind it. Find out how fiction follows a scientific thought and creates a future that sometimes becomes a reality. Learn what the fiction and facts are today. Discover the science of cryonics, the laws of thermodynamics, warp and FTL (Faster Than Light) drives, artificial gravity, holograms, and more. Learn about the bad and good science in novels and movies. Includes suggested sci-fi literature, lesson plans, and more. There are links to eThemes Resources on flying cars, science fiction, writing, and “War of the Worlds” by H. G. Wells.