With his passion for motivating students to love writing and to improve their writing skills, and his commitment to help budding writers, Douglas Arvidson is developing and making available resources for teachers who are using his books and writings in the classroom.
The resources shown below are currently available for teachers.
Core Curriculum Standards-Based Study Guide Now Available for Brothers
of the Fire Star
A core curriculum standards-based study guide for Douglas Arvidson's novel Brothers
of the Fire Star is now available on this website at no charge for teachers who would
like to use the book in the classroom as part of their literature/reading curriculum.
The guide was developed using the standards adopted by most state education
systems in the United States. Brothers of the Fire Star is appropriate for students
in middle school and high school although it also has a strong appeal for adult
A Message From the Author, Douglas Arvidson
Please register to get access to the study guide. Registration provides the following advantages to you:
You will recieve notices of the official updates to the study guide.
You will receive invitations to participate in group teacher calls and learn from teachers around the world how they are using the book in the classroom.
You will be invited to participate in surveys and other forms of feedback concerning our teacher resources, including how we can improve them as well as new resources you would like to have developed.
Classes for Budding Writers
Douglas Arvidson is passionate about helping budding writers learn the craft. He has prepared a program on writing designed for students. You can arrange to have him come to your school to talk to students about the writing process. Click here to learn more...
Douglas Arvidson is passionate about helping budding writers learn the craft. He has prepared a program on writing designed for students. Learn More...
He is available to come to your school to talk to students about the writing process. More...
Ancient Skill, Dying Art: The Secrets of the Pacific Island Navigators In conjunction with his novel Brothers of the Fire Star Douglas Arvidson has developed a dynamic presentation that brings to life the methods of navigation used by Pacific islanders for thousands of years. This presentation is appropriate for Scouting programs, yacht/sailing clubs, boat shows, outdoor enthusiasts, colleges, and middle and high school science and social studies classes. To book, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.