Big by Vashti Harrison (Test) Book Guide

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We know you’re busy, and it can be overwhelming to reach for a new (but unfamiliar) book to share with students.

Our book guides are designed with you in mind! We know you don’t need fluff or pretty activities, ¬†instead we get to the heart of what you need to ¬†expand the representation of books you share with students.

What is a book guide?

Created by teachers for teachers, a book guide highlights key features and themes from books to give you a springboard into meaningful conversations with students.

What is included in a book guide?

A book talk video to share with students to spark curiosity.

A video for teachers sharing fascinating insights of text features and ideas.

A thoughtful question chart to take the pressure of guiding a conversation.

Additional ideas to connect the book to other authentic reading and writing experiences.


Big written and illustrated by Vashti Harrison is the story of a young girl who receives many messages about what it means to be big and which of those messages she chooses to own.

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Our book guides are created and vetted by in-the-field educators. They hold true to the tenets of giving students choice and voice in their reading lives, while empowering a teacher to expand the representation of books shared with students.

What a book guide is NOT

  • A book guide is not a packet of activities designed for cute and identical responses to a book.
  • It is not created by people outside of the classroom to keep students inside of a classroom busy and silent.
  • It is not a canned prompt with single correct answers.

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Big by Vashti Harrison (Test)Resource

Big written and illustrated by Vashti Harrison is the story of a young girl who receives many messages about what it means to be big and which of those messages she chooses to own.

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