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About This Book
by Andrew Clements
Illustrated by Kate Kiesler
Age Range: 5 - 8 years
Grade Level: Kindergarten – 3
Publisher: Clarion Books
A temple cat in ancient Egypt grows tired of being worshipped and cared for in a reverent manner and travels to the seaside, where he finds genuine affection with a fisherman and his children.
The subject is really about the purpose of life, for cat or human. Is it better to be pampered, eternally worshipped, but apart from others, or to live in the world and be free to eat fish heads in the sand?
The golden-toned illustrations give the book a mystical tone.
Favorable Library Reviews:
School Library Journal
Recommended by Crayola magazine on the subject of Ancient Egypt
About This Product
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. It is always a better learning experience if books are discussed in pairs or in groups, in my opinion.
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 product includes the following activities:
Word Shapes (2 pages with varied words) with answer keys
Word Search with answer key
Definition match with answer key
Choose the correct definition with answer key
Crossword with answer key
Scrambled words with answer key
Identifying the correctly spelled word with four choices and answer key
Words with missing vowels with answer key
Words with missing letters with answer key
Cryptogram sentence with answer key
Cloze activity with answer key
Proofreading with answer key
Drawing the parts of the book with answer key
Drawing the journey of the runaway cat
Comprehension question with answer key (literal)
Three different activities for marking up text with answer keys—each use the same passage from the book
Cut-and-paste sequencing activity with seven events from the book—has answer key and template for gluing strips
Cause and effect with answer key
Picture this—write and draw a fact, a question, and a connection.
Three comprehension questions (deeper thinking)
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