Book activities for "Firebird: Ballerina Misty Copeland Shows . . . "

Book activities for "Firebird: Ballerina Misty Copeland Shows . . . "
Book activities for "Firebird: Ballerina Misty Copeland Shows . . . "
Book activities for "Firebird: Ballerina Misty Copeland Shows . . . "
Book activities for "Firebird: Ballerina Misty Copeland Shows . . . "
Book activities for "Firebird: Ballerina Misty Copeland Shows . . . "
Book activities for "Firebird: Ballerina Misty Copeland Shows . . . "
Book activities for "Firebird: Ballerina Misty Copeland Shows . . . "
Book activities for "Firebird: Ballerina Misty Copeland Shows . . . "
Grade Levels
Common Core Standards
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About This Book

Firebird: Ballerina Misty Copeland Shows a Young Girl How to Dance Like the Firebird
by Copeland, Misty (Putnam, 2014)
Illustrator: Christopher Myers
ISBN: 9780399166150
Ages: 5-8
Summary: American Ballet Theater soloist Misty Copeland encourages a young ballet student, with brown skin like her own, by telling her that she, too, had to learn basic steps and how to be graceful when she was starting out, and that someday, with practice and dedication, the little girl will become a firebird, too. Includes author's note about dancers who led her to find her voice.


African Americans--Fiction, Ballet dancers--Fiction, Ballet dancing--Fiction,,
Copeland, Misty--Fiction, Dance--Fiction Self-confidence--Fiction,
Literacy Centers, Book Unit, Picture Book Unit, Novel Study, Picture Book Studies, Literature Study, Literature Unit and Activities, Reading Circles, Book Activities, Picture Book Activities

Kirkus (07/15/14)
The Hornbook (00/11/14)
Booklist (07/01/14)
School Library Journal (08/01/14)


Winner of the 2015 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award
Received the 2015 Ezra Jack Keats Book Award New Writer Honor
An NPR Best Book of 2014
An Amazon Best Book of 2014 – Ages 6-8
An Amazon Best Book of the Month, September 2014
Essence Magazine Best Children’s Book of 2014

Shelf Awareness
Publishers Weekly
Dance Spirit
NPR Staff Picks, For Art Lovers, Kids’ Books

Common Core Standards:

2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.7, 2.10
3.1, 3.2, 3.4, 3.7, 3.10
4.1, 4.2, 4.4, 4.10
5.1, 5.4, 5.10

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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
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.
Linking Vocabulary Words
Word sorts by number of syllables, parts of speech, alphabetical order, and number of letters-all with answer keys
Word shapes with answer key
Choose correct spelling of a word from four choices with correct spelling with answer key
Words with missing letters with answer key
Scrambled words with answer key
Wordsearch with answer key
7 Vocabulary Words with answer key
Marking the text with answer key
Cloze exercise with answer key
Proofreading for punctuation with answer key
Proofreading for capitalization with answer key
Author and Illustrator with answer key
Title page activity with answer key
Simile activity with answer key
Scrambled sentences with worksheet for rewriting
Write a postcard to Misty Copeland (with address)
Bookmark Scavenger Hunt
Misty and Me comparison and writing
About Misty Copeland
Book interview with a friend
A-B-C Book Order
Draw a comic strip to summarize the book
Folding Face
Write a diamante poem about Misty

Total Pages
58 pages
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