With his passion for motivating students to love writing and to improve their writing skills, and his commitment to help budding writers, Douglas Arvidson has developed and is making available resources for teachers who are using his books and writings in the classroom.
The resources shown below are currently available for teachers.
- Classes for Budding Writers
Douglas Arvidson is passionate about helping budding writers learn the craft. He has prepared a program on writing designed for students. You can arrange to have him come to your school to talk to students about the writing process. Click here to learn more…
- Core Curriculum Standards-Based Study Guide for Brothers of the Fire Star
A core curriculum standards-based study guide for Douglas Arvidson’s novel Brothers of the Fire Star is now available on this website at no charge for teachers who would like to use the book in the classroom as part of their literature/reading curriculum. The guide was developed using the standards adopted by most state education systems in the United States. Brothers of the Fire Star is appropriate for students in middle school and high school although it also has a strong appeal for adult readers.
A Message From the Author, Douglas Arvidson
Douglas Arvidson talks about his inspiration for the book, “Brothers of the Fire Star” and why he has provided a study guide.
Core Curriculum Standards-Based Study Guide
Introduction to the Study Guide
This audio recording is provided to help you use the Study Guide with your students. Please listen before downloading the Study Guide.
Full Study Guide
For those who wish to have the content in one document, please use the link below to download the full Study Guide.
Study Guide Downloadable in Chapters
For those who wish the convenience of working with sections at a time, the Study Guide is available for download in the chapter groupings shown below. Please use the link to download the chapters that you desire.
- Table of Contents
- About this Literature Guide and a Word About Lexile Measure
- Core Standard: Expository Writing–Author Biography
- Critical Thinking: Introduction
- Introduction: Comprehension Check
- Introduction: Vocabulary
- The Proa: A Carolinian Voyaging Canoe—Vocabulary
- Core Standard: Understanding Genre—Historical Fiction
- Chapter Quizzes and Tests