Discussion Guides, Lesson Plans and other teaching resources for Padma Venkatraman’s first three novels are available (for free download) on this page.
Please visit the Teach THE BRIDGE HOME page for resources specific to that title.
A Time to Dance Resources:
- Lesson Plan, social studies connections, activity suggestions
- Discussion Guide
- HGMS library reading
- Listen to Padma Venkatraman read a chapter from A Time to Dance
- Listen to an author interview about A Time to Dance
Island’s End Resources:
Climbing the Stairs Resources:
- Discussion Guide and Lesson Plan
- Theater Adaptation of Climbing the Stairs
- Spanish Trailer (La Escalera Prohibida)
- Listen to an excerpt from Climbing the Stairs in Spanish (La Escalera Prohibida)
- Glossary of Indian terms