Betsy Byars
Lesson plans and teaching resources

Betsy Byars Home Page
Writing tips for young writers, comments about different books, an autobiography, and other information about Byars.

Betsy Byars: Techniques and Themes
This 1997 article from the ALAN review analyzes Byars's work as a whole.

Keeper of the Doves
Introduction and topics for discussion.

Trouble River
Designed for grades 6 and 7, this page includes theme openers, cross-curricular activities, and ideas for research.

Anticipation Guide for Wanted — Mud Blossom
Theoretical background and printable handouts. This 6-page document requires Adobe Reader for access.

Concept and Vocabulary Analysis for Wanted — Mud Blossom
Scroll to page 3 for a list of possible research topics. Adobe Reader required for access.