Book activities for "Ada’s Violin: the Story of . . . of Paraguay

Book activities for "Ada’s Violin: the Story of . . . of Paraguay
Book activities for "Ada’s Violin: the Story of . . . of Paraguay
Book activities for "Ada’s Violin: the Story of . . . of Paraguay
Book activities for "Ada’s Violin: the Story of . . . of Paraguay
Book activities for "Ada’s Violin: the Story of . . . of Paraguay
Book activities for "Ada’s Violin: the Story of . . . of Paraguay
Book activities for "Ada’s Violin: the Story of . . . of Paraguay
Book activities for "Ada’s Violin: the Story of . . . of Paraguay
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3 MB|75 pages
Product Description
About This Book
This is truly an uplifting story . The ingenuity shown in the creation of these
instruments is truly impressive. The illustrator utilizes a vivid collage method to bring the book to life. The author includes notes, links, sources and a quote from Margaret Mead, "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."
This book touches your heart and contains some great discussion material.

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (May 3, 2016)
Publication Date: May 3, 2016
Sold by: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc
Susan Hood (Author)
Sally Wern Comport
Age Level: 4 - 8
Grade Level: P - 3
Summary: The extraordinary true tale of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay, an
orchestra made up of children playing instruments built from recycled trash.

Orchestras, Orchestra -- Paraguay -- Ascuncion, Orchestral Musicians -- Paraguay --Asunción, Literacy Centers, Book Unit, Picture Book Unit, Novel Study, Picture BookStudies, Literature Study, Literature, Unit and Activities, Reading Circles, Book
Activities, Picture Book Activities

School Library Journal *STARRED* April 1, 2016
Kirkus Reviews 3/1/16
Publishers Weekly *STARRED REVIEW* March 7, 2016
Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
(Booklist March 15, 2016
School Library Connection 08/01/16

Common Core Standards:
2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.7, 2.10
3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.7, 3.10
4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.10

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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.

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.

This product contains the following activities:
Computer vocabulary practice with Quizlet
Crown for vocabulary game
Vocabulary Map
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 kids 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
Linking Vocabulary Words
Word shapes with answer key
Scrambled words with answer key
Words with missing vowels with answer key
Choose correct spelling of a word from four choices with correct spelling with answer key
Wordsearch with answer key
Student made bingo
Title page activity with answer key.
Marking the text with answer key
Cloze exercise with answer key
Proofreading punctuation with answer key
Proofreading capitalization with answer key
Cause and effect with answer key
Picture scavenger hunt
Sequencing seven events with sequencing page and answer key
Scrambled sentences with worksheet for rewriting
Draw Your Vocabulary
Why Is It Important? With answer key
Highlight the Truth with answer key
Post-It Collaborative questions with answer key
Choose the Right One with answer key
Book interview with a friend
Three most important events
Author and Illustrator with answer key
Using a dictionary with answer key
Draw a comic strip to summarize the book
Back matter in a book with answer key
About Ada
Describe an event
Design a stamp
Write a diamante poem about The Recycled Orchestra
Sticky Notes for Understanding
A-B-C Book Find

Total Pages
75 pages
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