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 The novel and the curriculum for The Girl with 35 names by DJ Colbert, brings key Social Emotional Learning opportunities into the middle school classrooms that engage and develop the CASEL competencies through thoughtful and reflective awareness. Students will embark on a journey of self discovery, right alongside Molly, and work through the sometimes-difficult themes of family, diversity, struggle, and love while reflecting on their own experiences and thoughts.


Educators will fully embrace this curriculum and feel privileged to experience and celebrate the unique gifts of their students. 




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Welcome to Molly’s Educational World!

We are delighted to introduce you to our latest expansion on the middle-grade novel The Girl with 35 Names, by author DJ Colbert.

Our innovative curriculum has been developed for the 4th-7th grade levels by educational experts to provide teachers and students an engaging and dynamic pathway for learning as they journey alongside Molly in The Girl with 35 Names– whether in the classroom or at home. Informed by the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), NGSS, and C3 Framework, our lesson plans are multidisciplinary and inspire students to think across subjects areas and make learning connections as they explore crucial skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration, and creativity. We are currently offering the 6thgrade level as a model curriculum, with options to access other grade levels as we expand into these reading age groups.

Each lesson plan–with accompanying interactive multi-modal User’s Guide and Teacher’s Guide– follows individual chapters of the novel and presents the student with an integrated learning approach that guides the student through subjects of: language arts and literacy (close reading analysis, craft and structure of the novel, and broader questions about context), as well as historical archive, science (environmental science, biology, chemistry, plant medicine and ancestral wisdom), mathematics, engineering, arts and crafts and dramatic expression, social studies (geography, sociology, civics, history)… and more!

Through our website, we are also thrilled to offer learners the dynamic option of listening to the audio recording of the novel in real-time as they read the eBook via our. ePub reader, a successful strategy for increasing literacy and word familiarity among young readers.

We are looking so forward to working with you and your students as we voyage together to Molly’s Educational World!

Warm regards, DJ Colbert, & The Girl with 35 Names Education Team

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