What a fascinating woman Mary Walker was! Illustrated beautifully and loaded with history, you cannot make a mistake with Mary Walker's story. A must read for children, their parents, grandparents, educators, and history buffs.
It's always interesting to learn about women who have made a difference in this world.
This gives the reader a glimpse of the civil war seldom seen.
About this Book
Mary Walker Wears the Pants: The True Story of the Doctor, Reformer, and Civil War Hero
Written by Cheryl Harness
Illustrated by Carlo Molinari
Publisher: Albert Whitman & Company, c2013
Grade Level: 1 – 4
Lexile: 910 AD
Summary: A biography of a remarkable woman who challenged traditional roles and lived life on her own terms.
School Library Journal (04/01/13)
The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (04/13)
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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. Examining test 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.
This product contains the following activities:
Computer vocabulary practice with Quizlet and a page explaining how to use
Vocabulary and definition cards – there are four 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.
One blank vocabulary map for use with words
Four partially completed vocabulary maps to get students started
Word sorts by number of syllables, parts of speech, alphabetical order, and number of letters-all with answer keys
Word scramble with answer key
Word shapes with answer key
Missing letters with answer key
Spelling test (choose the correct word from four) with answer key
Title page activity with answer key
Sequence seven events with answer key and writing sheet
Cloze exercise with answer key
Scrambled sentences with answer key and writing sheet
Biography summarizer with answer key
Comprehension questions with answer key
Examining text with answer key
Character traits with answer key
Author and illustrator information with answer key
Board Game with Game Cards and directions
Three most important events
Design and write a postcard
Draw a sentence from the story
A-B-C words in book
Draw or write Mary’s thought
Biography poem form
Face foldable (can print back to back and have students decorate with words and/or descriptions. Have the kids draw their own picture on the front and add words or questions around the drawing to invite readers to open the flaps and get more information!
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