“The Magician’s Hat Teacher’s Guide”
Access our Teacher’s Guide for “The Magician’s Hat” that includes a short biography of Malcolm Mitchell, a summary of The Magician's Hat, and a variety of standards-based activities and discussion questions to assist students with understanding the story and extending the book's theme to their own lives. The lesson plans, extension activities, and student assessments will assist educators in using “The Magician’s Hat” for college and career readiness programs.
“The Magician’s Hat Audiobook”
Access our Audiobook of “The Magician’s Hat” now available to the general public. This version of the Audiobook was recorded at Learning Ally, and a specially formatted version for students with print disabilities can be found in their library (read more below). This version of the Audiobook used along with the physical book can assist young readers with improving vocabulary and reading skills.
“The Magician's Hat - Meet the Artist"
"Stories From Experience - Dennis Campay on His Life in Art"
Engage your students in the arwork of the Magician's Hat. Dennis Campay didn't find art, it found him. As a young student, Dennis suffered from ADD and found it hard to focus, except when involved in art. Drawing became his favorite thing to do because it was calming and allowed him to focus. However, Dennis quickly found that the best part of art was it allowed him to use his imagination which he believes is critical to students engaging in both reading and art. "I believe that the support of the arts is essential to the "Complete" development of our existence." - Dennis Camapay.
Recently, Read with Malcolm partnered with Learning Ally to record an audio version of “the Magician’s Hat” that will be available to over 40,000 educators and 200,000 students nationwide that are challenged by dyslexia and visual impairment. Research has shown that hearing the text as it is read can actually boost comprehension. It also increases fluency, vocabulary and decoding skills. For students with print disabilities, audiobooks provide access to essential content and help readers work independently. Learning Ally is a national not-for-profit that has a downloadable library of specially formatted human-read audiobooks with navigation tools, speed control and VOICEtext (synched audio + text). To learn how to bring Learning Ally to your school to access their library of more than 80,000 audiobooks and receive training and technology for teachers and students, visit LearningAlly.org.
“GREWWW” (OOOUUU Remix)"
The Magician’s Hat is featured at the end of a Rap Video about Reading featuring Boston Students Saj-dah; A-Rock; J.La and Bookie. Lyrics and Direction by Boston Elementary School Teacher A. Intisar Turner, Video Editing by Lightspeed Entertainment. The video delivers a great message in a relatable format.