The North Star

Classroom Resource Guide


Ever wish there one place to go for all your North Star Approach ideas? Do you get the sense something is missing from the scope and sequence charts? What if you could watch a classroom blossom into a group of curious, excited life-long learners?

The North Star Classroom Resource Guide is the newly revised and renamed*, easy-to-use guide guaranteed to turn an ordinary year of curriculum into a spectacular, life-long learning journey!

The North Star Classroom Resource Guide was written by Milken Award-winning elementary educator Sue Pandiani and FableVision's award-winning author/illustrator/educational consultant Peter H. Reynolds. Based on the themes of Peter's book, The North Star, and the magical Internet mentoring with Sue's third grade classroom, this guide bottles up the secret formula that propelled Ms. Pandiani’s classroom to national and international recognition.

Teachers searching for ways to inspire their students on a life-long learning voyage will see how easily they can integrate the approach and activities in this guide into their daily classroom practices. The guide supports and facilitates a true learner-centered environment, providing students with rich opportunities to follow their North Star.


The North Star Classroom Resource Guide can be purchased on our Teachers Pay Teachers store.

Product Features Include:

  • Materials with easy instructions to "hit the ground" learning
  • Over 20 additional ready-to-implement activities
  • Engaging reproducibles by Peter H. Reynolds
  • Mini-Posters to support the classroom environment
  • Ready-to-send letter templates to parents
  • Weekly and monthly calendars for practical planning
  • Tips of Cooperative Voyaging that foster strong, supportive bonds between learners
  • A treasure chest of ideas for incubating a North Star classroom
  • Activities aligned with National Educational Technology Standards and 21st Century Skills
  • Hi-tech and low-tech options for every activity and lesson
  • More illustrations! More designs! More activities! More North Star!
  • Materials with easy instructions to "hit the ground" learning
  • Over 20 additional ready-to-implement activities
  • Engaging reproducibles by Peter H. Reynolds
  • Mini-Posters to support the classroom environment
  • Ready-to-send letter templates to parents
  • Weekly and monthly calendars for practical planning
  • Tips of Cooperative Voyaging that foster strong, supportive bonds between learners
  • A treasure chest of ideas for incubating a North Star classroom
  • Activities aligned with National Educational Technology Standards and 21st Century Skills
  • Hi-tech and low-tech options for every activity and lesson
  • More illustrations! More designs! More activities! More North Star!