Classroom Guide for Sacred Mountain: Everest

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The most famous climbers of Mount Everest could never have made it to the summit without the assistance of the local Sherpa. Christine Taylor-Butler's nonfiction children's book Sacred Mountain: Everest is the focus of an extensive classroom reading guide, which includes background information, discussion questions, reading activities, and differentiation options.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use during a focus on nonfiction and informational text
  • Pair with a lesson on world religions and/or native traditions
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires a class set of the book; if a class set is not available, have one copy available for each literature circle
  • Reading level for the book is 4th grade and up
Pros

  • Provides a list of ideas for interdisciplinary connections, including social studies, math, economics, science, and art
  • Includes teacher tips for inclusion in state test preparation and during Asian American Heritage Month in May
Cons

  • None