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Book Activities for "Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote: a Migrant's Tale"

Book Activities for "Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote: a Migrant's Tale"
Book Activities for "Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote: a Migrant's Tale"
Book Activities for "Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote: a Migrant's Tale"
Book Activities for "Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote: a Migrant's Tale"
Book Activities for "Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote: a Migrant's Tale"
Book Activities for "Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote: a Migrant's Tale"
Book Activities for "Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote: a Migrant's Tale"
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About This Book

Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote : a Migrant's Tale

Author and Illustrator: Duncan Tonatiuh
Publisher:  Abrams Books for Young Readers
Pub Year: 2013
ISBN: 9781419705830 
Ages: 6-9 
Grades: 1-4

Summary: In this allegorical picture book, a young rabbit named Pancho eagerly awaits his papa’s return. Papa Rabbit traveled north two years ago to find work in the great carrot and lettuce fields to earn money for his family. When Papa does not return, Pancho sets out to find him. He packs Papa’s favorite meal—mole, rice and beans, a heap of warm tortillas, and a jug of aguamiel—and heads north. He meets a coyote, who offers to help Pancho in exchange for some of Papa’s food. They travel together until the food is gone and the coyote decides he is still hungry . . . for Pancho! Duncan Tonatiuh brings to light the hardship and struggles faced by thousands of families who seek to make better lives for themselves and their children by illegally crossing
the border. (Summary from Amazon.com)

Starred Reviews:
   Kirkus Reviews (+) (04/01/13)
   School Library Journal (04/01/13)
   Booklist (06/01/13)
  The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (07/13)

Pura Belpré Author and Illustrator Honor book 2014
New York Public Library’s annual Children’s Books list:
100 Titles for Reading and Sharing 2013
Kirkus Best Books of 2013
Best Multicultural Children's Books 2013
(Center for the Study of Multicultural Children's Literature)
Notable Children's Books from ALSC 2014
Notable Books for a Global Society Book Award 2014
Childrens Choices 2014


There are 30 activities or more, depending upon how they are utilized.

Activities include:
Character map for Pancho
Character map for the coyote
Venn diagram—compare and contrast emerged and approached with key
Using the five senses
Choosing supporting detail with answer key
Identifying and sorting nouns with answer key
Story map with answer key
Title page questions with answer key
scrambled sentences with answer key and worksheet for completed sentences
Cloze exercise with answer key (includes a suggestion for fluency practice
Summarizing the book with answer key
Sequencing activity with answer key and drawing a picture from one of the sentences
Vocabulary foldables (duplicate on both sides of the paper)
Word Map for optional vocabulary use
Vocabulary and definition cards (edged in teal)
List of vocabulary words
Sorting mat for word work and vocabulary study
ABC order with answer key
Word shapes with answer key
Missing consonants with answer key
Missing vowels with answer key
Scrambled words with answer key
Vocabulary crossword with answer key
Word search with answer key
Comprehension and discussion questions with partial answer key (5 pages). These are broader questions.
Comprehension and answer cards (more literal tan the prior questions)
Tic-Tac-Toe board for vocabulary, definition, questions, and answers
Editing sentences from the book with answer key
ABC Brainstorm-find a word in the book beginning with each letter of the alphabet

These activities can be used for individual, small group,
or whole class. 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. Depending on grade level, they could
be used for remediation or enrichment.

The comprehension and answer cards .as well as vocabulary and
definition cards can be used for tic tac toe. There could be a jeopardy type game where definitions are given and words required or answers given and questions required.

The book should inspire discussion on the important and relevant issue.

Voyages and Travels, Migrant Labor, Rabbits, Coyotes, Allegories,
Picture Book Study, Book Study, .Book Unit, Literature Unit, Illegal Immigrants

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Total Pages
64 pages
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