About This Book
This is a wonderful book to get kids and adults thinking of the consequences of garbage vs reusing and recycling.
The rich illustrations and lyrical language will have children wanting to read it over and over.
It shows that solving a problem comes out of personal need and that people working together over a period of time can bring change. One person can make a difference.
Summary: When Isatou Ceesay found a way to recycle plastic bags that were polluting the streets and waterways of Njau, Gambia, she transformed her entire community.
One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia
Written by Miranda Paul
Illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon
Grade Level: 1 - 4
Rd Level: 2.9
Lexile: 480 AD
The Hornbook (00/01/15)
School Library Journal (12/01/14)
Ways to Use This Product
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 text 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.
The vocabulary cards can be put on a crown or attached to a student’s back. This student then gets to ask five questions about his word and try to guess it.
This product contains the following activities:
Plastic bag craft sites for kids
Computer vocabulary practice with Quizlet and a page explaining how to use
Crown pattern for vocabulary study
One blank vocabulary map for use with words
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 students 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
Word shapes with answer key
Word scramble with answer key
Missing vowels with answer key
Spelling test (choose the correct word from four) with answer key
Wordsearch with answer key
Crossword Puzzle with answer key
7 vocabulary words with answer key
Title page activity with answer key
Marking text with answer key
Cloze exercise with answer key
Proofreading for punctuation with answer key
Author and Illustrator information with answer key
Picture scavenger hunt
Looking at the illustrations-choose and describe an illustrator
Answer questions with answer key
Highlight sentences that are true with answer key
Seven sentence sequence
Scrambled sentences with answer key and answer sheet
Back matter in a book--2 pages with answer key
Design a stamp
Draw Isatou on a foldable face
Isatou’s acrostic form
About Isatou Ceesay (find facts and details)
A-B-C word find
Pollution, Recycling, Plastic bags--Africa, Plastic bag craft--Africa--West, Pollution--Africa, West, Wolof (African people), Book Unit, Picture Book Unit, Novel Study, Picture Book Studies, Literature Study, Literature Unit and Activities, Reading Circles
Core Curriculum Standards
RI - 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.10
RI - 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.7, 3.8, 3.10
RI - 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.7, 4.10