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An Educator’s Resource for The Watsons go to Birmingham

Using the Voices approach to literacy and social-emotional learning found in Zaner-Bloser’s curriculum materials, An Educator’s Resource for The Watsons Go to Birmingham provides lesson plans for the award winning book by Christopher Paul Curtis—and incorporates elements of the new feature film based on the book. It is available to order exclusively from Zaner-Bloser for a limited time.

About the film

Produced by Walden Media, ARC Entertainment, and Tonk Productions, LLD, in association with Walmart and P&G, The Watsons Go to Birmingham premiers September 20, 2013, on Hallmark Channel. Watch the trailer for the film.

Starring Tony-winning and Grammy-nominated actress Anika Noni Rose and three-time Tony nominee David Alan Grier, the film is an adaptation of Christopher Paul Curtis’ Newbery Honor and Coretta Scott King Honor Award winning book The Watsons go to Birmingham — 1963. Skai Jackson, LaTanya Richardson, Wood Harris, Bryce Jenkins, and Harrison Knight also star.

Watsons is faithfully adapted by acclaimed children’s book author and screenwriter Tonya Lewis Lee. The film is produced by Lee and Nikki Silver and is directed by Tony Award nominee Kenny Leon.

About the Voices approach to the promotion of literacy, self-awareness, and social awareness

Voices uses theory and evidence-based research to develop resource guides for children’s and young adult literature that encourages young people to develop their own voice. These innovative materials feature award-winning multicultural texts and comprehensive educator resources that integrate social development, character education, violence prevention, social-emotional learning, literacy, comprehension, and writing.

Zaner-Bloser publishes multiple resources with this approach: Voices Literature & Writing, Voices 3C eLessons and Leveled Library, and Voices Literature & Character Education.


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