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Teachers' Guides to Orca Digital Books

Short Snappy Novels for all Readers

Whether you use the print or the online version of the Orca Currents and Soundings novels, you will find useful resources to explore in the links below. For each title, Orca has provided an overview, an author bio, some suggested "big idea" questions and a number of activities that you can integrate into many subject areas.  (To access Orca Digital, visit your library catalog, under the Visual Tab, You will need your school ID and password.)

Middle School Collection (Currents)
Stories better suited to Grades 6,7,8. Preview before assigning as a class novel. Also good for ESL and text challenged kids.

Teen Collection (Soundings)
Stories are aimed at a teen interest level. Some topics may be challenging for all-class study. Preview before assigning titles.

Books for Reluctant Readers (Webinars)