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1st through 3rd Grades

All of the Mini-Guides for Beginners are now available as digital downloads on the TeachersPayTeachers website; a preview of each guide is also available. To get to a page that includes all of the guides and reproducibles sheets, click on the link: Mini-Guides for Beginners  
Clicking on an individual title (below) will get you to the page for that specific guide/reproducibles.

Note:  Making the guides available as digital downloads from TeachersPayTeachers is just another way of making mini-guides readily available to people.  Paper copies of mini-guides and reproducible sheets
are able to be ordered from CNS.   


The Bears on Hemlock Mountain, 
Alice Dalgliesh 
Click on the title to get to a web page where you can download this guide -- and reproducible sheets -- instantly! 
Guide $4.00
8-year-old Jonathan must walk over Hemlock Mountain to get an iron pot from his aunt’s home.  Although his mother assures him that there are no bears on Hemlock Mountain, Jonathan is worried. book no longer available from CNS




Buffalo Fill and the Pony Express, E. Coerr
Click on the title to get to a web page to download this guide -- and reproducible sheets --  immediately!
Guide $4.00
Bill becomes the bravest rider on the Pony Express. Book $3.99







The Courage of Sarah Noble,
Alice Dalgliesh
Click on the title to get to a web page to download this guide -- and reproducible sheets -- immediately! 
Note:  This guide has been changed to a Mini-Guide for Advanced Beginners (3rd-4th grades) 
Guide $4.00
In 1707, young Sarah Noble and her father traveled through the wilderness to buld a new home for their family.  This true story is inspiring.  book no longer available from CNS


Dust for Dinner, Ann Turner
Click on the title to get to a web page to download this guide -- and reproducible sheets -- immediately!   
Guide $4.00
Jake & Maggy’s must leave their home because
they live in the Dust Bowl.
Book $3.99










Kate Shelley and the Midnight Express,
Margaret K. Wetterer
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Guide $4.00
This is a true story of 15-year-old Kate’s resourcefulness and courage during a storm
in 1881.
book no longer available from CNS


Keep the Lights Burning, Abbie,
Peter and Connie Roop
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Guide $4.00
Abbie keeps the lamps in the two lighthouse
towers burning while her father's return is delayed
because of a winter storm.
book no longer available from CNS



Snowshoe Thompson, Nancy Smiler Levinson
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guide -- and reproducible sheets --  immediately! 
             
Guide $4.00
John Thompson helps Danny get a letter to his father
during the Gold Rush.
Book $3.99



The True Story of Balto – The Bravest Dog Ever, Natalie Standiford
Click on the title to get to a web page to download this
guide -- and reproducible sheets --  immediately!
   
Guide $4.00
Balto leads the dogsled team that is carrying medicine for very sick children. Book $3.99



 



 








Wagon Wheels, Barbara Brenner  
Click on the title to get to a web page to download this 
guide -- and reproducible sheets --  immediately!

Guide $4.00
The Muldie family experiences hardships as they move from 
Kentucky to Kansas after the Civil War.  This story is based 
on true events.
Book $3.99





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