Pairing the Read and Discover Social Studies books with Dear Dragon titles focusing
on the same concept allows you to incorporate “Twin Texts” to support the balance of
reading nonfiction and fiction that is an integral goal of the Common Core State Standards.
Research cites that twin texts help encourage the enjoyment of reading while
capitalizing on students’ fascination with facts. Educators can begin by reading the nonfiction
book to build background, which helps support comprehension of the related
fiction. Alternately, starting with the fiction, you can spark your child’s interest and expand
his or her knowledge of the topic with the nonfiction text. Educators’ Resources
and Correlations to CCSS are available on our website.
- Groundhog Day
- St. Patrick's Day
- Merry Christmas, Dear Dragon
- It's Groundhog Day, Dear Dragon
- It's Halloween, Dear Dragon
- It's St. Patrick's Day, Dear Dragon