About This Book
This is an extraordinary children's book for those interested in the military and for honoring and celebrating those who are serving or have served. It is splendidly illustrated.
This book has incredible full-page illustrations on every page for each alphabet letter. Each letter of the alphabet has a short poem to explain different military concepts. There is a sidebar for each letter containing further information.
A book that every military family with young children needs in their home. Sicilian refines some of the "code" of the military life and celebrates the true heroes -- the parents who serve in the military.
Accordingly, the author is responsive to the emotions of the children and how they feel when their parents are deployed.
Summary: "Using the alphabet format, this picture book describes the many situations and experiences that military families, especially their children encounter. For example history, rank, and quarters are explained"--Provided by publisher.
H is for Honor: A Millitary Family Alphabet
Devin Scillian (Author)
Victor Juhasz (Illustrator)
Age Range: 6 - 9 years
Grade Level: 1 - 4
Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press (August 1, 2006)
Ways to Use This Product
These activities can be used for individual, small group, for whole class. They could also be used as homework, with guided groups, or with book groups. Small groups could be working on different activities at the same time. The book can be read aloud and selected activities done in class. They could be useful laminated and in a literacy center. It is always a better learning experience if books are discussed in pairs or in groups, in my opinion. Pairs or groups of students can also complete more complex activities. Examining text is perfect for two students to work on at one time making it easier for both. Through the teacher read-aloud and student group work, good books become part of a common classroom culture.
Students can travel around the classroom to 3 or 4 stations answering questions about the book. The questions can be glued to butcher paper. Each station should have enough squares for all of the class to record their answer. The questions or activities can be posted on the paper or on the wall. Students must support their answers with proof from the book.
The vocabulary cards can be put on a crown or attached to a student’s back. This student then gets to ask five questions about his word and try to guess it.
This product contains the following activities:
Computer vocabulary practice with Quizlet and a page explaining how to use
Crown pattern for vocabulary study
One blank vocabulary map for use with words
Vocabulary and definition cards – there are five words on each page. There is the word and the definition next to it. These could be laminated and cut apart to study or play a matching game. Or you could cut through half of the page horizontally under either the word or the definition and fold down the center on the line. This would make a foldable pamphlet and you could have students draw a picture, write a sentence, synonym, antonym, or other vocabulary activity.
Word sorts by number of syllables, parts of speech, alphabetical order, and number of letters-all with answer keys
Word shapes with answer key
Word scramble with answer key
Missing vowels with answer key
Spelling test (choose the correct word from four) with answer key
Wordsearch with answer key
Crossword Puzzle with answer key
7 vocabulary words with answer key
Title page activity with answer key
Author and Illustrator with answer key
Marking text with answer key
Cloze exercise with answer key
Proofreading for spelling with answer key
Picture scavenger hunt
Writing questions for answers with answer key
Thinking about this book with answer key
Matching exercise with answer key
True or False with answer key
Scrambled sentences with answer key and answer sheet
The Military Alphabet with answer key
Book report for use as summary
Three new facts I learned from this book
Design a stamp for military families
About Military Families (find facts and details)
A-B-C word find
Veteran’s Day, United States--Armed Forces--Dictionaries--Handbooks, manuals, etc., Families of military personnel--Dictionaries--Handbooks, manuals, etc., Alphabet books--Juvenile Literature, Literacy Centers, Book Unit, Picture Book Unit, Novel Study, Picture Book Studies, Literature Study, Literature Unit and Activities, Reading Circles
Core Curriculum Standards
RI - 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.7, 2.10
RI - 3.1, 3.4, 3.7, 3.10
RI - 4.1, 4.4, 4.10