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Baen Teacher and Reader Guides

Introduction

Great Science Fiction and Fantasy Teacher Guides Written by Teachers for Teachers and Librarians

Science fiction provides a popular and ready-made window into all literature. Here is the support material you need to allow one of these delightful books to become your students’ next step in a lifetime of reading and critical thinking.

Baen Teacher Guides are developed by teachers and education experts for use by teachers in the classroom. They are also excellent resources for homeschooling parents and teachers, and other interested parents and educators seeking ways to enhance the reading and learning experience. The books included in this catalog offer young readers an exciting introduction to the science fiction genre.

All Baen Teacher Guides provide a background of the novel, a complete and comprehensive summation of the story, a vocabulary list, individual chapter summaries, focus questions and initiating activities, reading comprehension quizzes, and thought-provoking discussion questions. Simply click on the title to download the guide.

Teacher Guides by Title, Age Level, and Content Type

1632, Eric Flint

[HS COL ENG HIST SOC]

1636: The Kremlin Games by Eric Flint, Paula Goodlett, and Gorg Huff, by Eric Flint, Paula Goodlett, and Gorg Huff

[HS COL HIST SOC]

A Beautiful Friendship, David Weber

[MS HS ENG STEM]

Lexile: 1000

Beyond This Horizon, Robert A. Heinlein

[MS HS COL ENG SOC STEM]

Changeling's Island, Dave Freer

[MS HS ENG HIST SOC]

The Dragon Hammer, Tony Daniel

[MS HS ENG HIST SOC]

Lexile: 680

Eight Million Gods, Wen Spencer

[HS COL ENG HIST SOC]

Farmer in the Sky, Robert A. Heinlein

[MS HS COL ENG SOC STEM]

Fire Season, by David Weber and Jane Lindskold

[MS HS ENG STEM]

Going Interstellar, edited by Les Johnson and Jack McDevitt

[HS COL SOC STEM]

Into the Hinterlands, by David Drake and John Lambshead

[HS COL HIST SOC STEM]

It’s Up to Charlie Hardin, Dean Ing

[MS ENG HIST SOC]

The Man Who Sold the Moon, Robert A. Heinlein

[MS HS COL ENG SOC STEM]

On Basilisk Station, David Weber

[HS COL ENG HIST SOC STEM]

Rising Sun, Robert Conroy

[HS COL ENG HIST SOC]

The Rolling Stones, Robert A. Heinlein

[MS HS COL ENG SOC STEM]

Starman Jones, Robert A. Heinlein

[MH HS COL ENG SOC STEM]

Sheepfarmer’s Daughter, Elizabeth Moon

[HS COL ENG SOC]

The Star Beast, Robert A. Heinlein

[MS HS COL ENG SOC STEM]

Treecat Wars, by David Weber and Jane Lindskold

[MS HS ENG HIST STEM]

Lexile 1000

Uncompromising Honor, David Weber

[HS COL ENG HIST SOC STEM]

Key to Abbreviations

MSMiddle School
HSHigh School
COLCollege
ENGEnglish, Language Arts
HISTHistory
SOCSocial Studies, Civics, Contemporary Issues
STEMScience & Technology

Lexile reading-level scores are available on many Baen Books, including most teen and young adult titles. For information on interpreting Lexile scores, visit lexile.com.

Don’t forget to check out the extensive selection of free e-books available for download from the Baen Free Library.

Reader Guides

Discussion driven. For book clubs and reading groups.

Strands of Sorrow, by John Ringo

The Wild Side, by Mark L. Van Name

To Sail a Darkling Sea, by John Ringo

Under a Graveyard Sky, by John Ringo

Black Tide Rising, edited by John Ringo and Gary Poole

A Few Good Men, by Sarah A. Hoyt

Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen, by Lois McMaster Bujold

1636: The Devil's Opera, by Eric Flint and David Carrico

Ghost Ship, by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller

Islands of Rage & Hope, by John Ringo