This book helps to promote a wise/kind world citizenship by using a bicycle.
The book demonstrates how one child can reach out and change lives across the world and unselfishly make a difference.
This wonderful book informs children about our world and inspires them to be better global citizens.
Good for all ages!
The Red bicycle : the Extraordinary Story of One Ordinary Bicycle
Author: Isabella, Jude
Illustrator: Shin, Simone
Publisher: Kids Can Press
Pub Year: 2015
Lexile Measure: 800
Bicycles can transform and even save lives in rural Africa where roads are rough and most transportation is unaffordable. This is the story of one of them in Burkina Faso.
Kirkus Reviews (-) (12/15/14)
School Library Journal (03/01/15)
The Hornbook (00/05/15)
The New York Times, May 2015
Quill & Quire, April 2015
The Horn Book Magazine, May 201T
The New York Times, May 2015
2016 - 2016/2017 Children's Choice Book Award, Hackmatack, Long-listed
2016 - Outstanding International Book, USBBY, Winner
2016 - CCBC Choices List, Cooperative Children's Book Center, Winner
2016 - Christie Harris Illustrated Children's Literature Prize, BC Book Prizes, Short-listed
2015 - Best Books for Kids & Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Winner
2015 - Best Bets Junior Non-Fiction, Ontario Library Association, Winner
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:
Computer vocabulary practice with Quizlet and a page explaining how to use
Crown pattern for vocabulary study
One blank vocabulary map for optional 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
Title page activity with answer key
Marking text with answer key
Cloze exercise with answer key
Proofreading for punctuation with answer key
Picture scavenger hunt
Using the internet with answer key
Looking at the illustrations-choose and describe an illustration
Answer questions with answer key
Highlight sentences that are true with answer key
Seven sentence sequence
Scrambled sentences with answer key and answer sheet
Cause and effect with answer key
Back matter in a book with answer key
Think about purpose
About Bicycle Recycling (find facts and details) with answer key
Write a story or draw a comic starring your bicycle
Design a shirt
A-B-C word find
Bicycles, Bicycles-Burkina Faso, Altruism, Helping behavior, transportation, multiculturalism, Africa, global awareness, sharing, donation, charitable acts, helping others, Book Unit, Picture Book Unit, Novel Study, Picture Book Studies, Literature Study, Literature Unit and Activities, Reading Circles
Core Curriculum Standards
RL - 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.10
RL - 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.10
RL - 5.1, 5.2, 5.10