Literature: "Stargirl" by Jerry Spinelli
These websites are about the book “Stargirl” and author Jerry Spinelli. Explore the author’s official website to learn more about him. There are book discussion guides, student hand-outs, audio of Jerry Spinelli reading from Stargirl, and student extension activities. One activity involves suggestions for beginning a Stargirl society at school. Includes a link to an eThemes Resource on the literature theme of bullying.
Jerry Spinelli Intro Page
Read all about Jerry Spinelli and his books on his website.
Read Write Think Resources on Bullying
This site contains student writing activities using literature, websites, and interactive games that teach students how to deal with bullying.
Stargirl Resources and Activities
This site provides a book summary, student activity, discussion guide, and lesson plan. Included is a hand-out of literature circle discussion questions and a graphic organizer. Note: This site contains ads.
Stargirl Discussion Questions
This site provides a detailed synopsis, reader's guide for literature circles,teacher's guide for writing activities and brief biographical information on the author. Note: This site contains ads.
Talk it Up! Book Discussion Guide
Here are discussion questions for the book.
eThemes Resource: Literature Themes: Bullying
These sites are about bullies and includes tips on how to deal with them. There are lists of recommended children's books that have a bullying theme, a printable pledge against bullying, and an animated movie. Includes eThemes Resources on several books with this theme.