The Blue Amber of Sumatra Classroom Reading Guide



Let this thorough, no-hassle classroom reading guide help you navigate your students through book #1 in the Joy Sun Bear series!

The Adventures of Joy Sun Bear, The Blue Amber of Sumatra is a magical adventure story! Filled with real-world facts and fun characters, it is great for first through fifth grade students. Learn more about the book on

We designed this no-prep guide with teachers, and their students, in mind! Inspired by the feedback received from a 5th grade teacher and her class, this guide includes:

  • Vocabulary lists by chapter help teachers pick out the words that will be new to students before they read,
  • Character design guide and prediction chart to kick-start reading comprehension,
  • Pre- and post-reading questions to prime students to think about each chapter,
  • Project ideas for single, group, and class projects related to each chapter,
  • Research ideas related to the story that can easily be integrated into a standard curriculum.

In addition you’ll also get:

  • crossword puzzle (with answer key) to test reading comprehension
  • character profile pages to promote creative writing and character development
  • and our fact-filled Sumatra coloring page for younger students.


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