Book activities for "The Watcher: Jane Goodall's Life with the Chimps"

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This is an inspiring picture book biography about one of the world's outstanding women. It is a great book for adults as well as children to learn about Jane Goodall who possibly is the best friend a chimpanzee could ever have!

The Watcher was named a Best Book of the Year by the Boston Globe, Kirkus Reviews, Booklist, and the Bank Street College of Education.

Kirkus Reviews (Starred) (03/01/11)
School Library Journal (04/01/11)
Booklist (+) (03/01/11)
The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (04/11) The Hornbook (03/11)
The New York Times
The Washington Post
Awards and Recommendations:
A Boston Globe Best Children’s Book of the Year
A Booklist Editors’ Choice
A Bank Street College of Education Best Children’s Book of the Year A Parents’ Choice Recommended Award Winner

About This Book
The Watcher: Jane Goodall's Life with the Chimps Author: Winter, Jeanette
Ages: 4-8
Publisher: Schwartz & Wade Books ISBN: 9780375867743
Summary: The inspiring true story of Jane Goodall and her chimps in the African forests of Tanzania.

Goodall, Jane -- 1934-, Primatologists, Women -- Biography, Chimpanzees, Literacy Centers, Book Unit, Picture Book Unit, Novel Study, Picture Book Studies, Literature Study, Literature Unit and Activities, Reading Circles

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 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 map for optional use
Word sorts by number of syllables, parts of speech, alphabetical order, and number of letters-all with answer keys
Scrambled words with answer key
Word shapes with answer key
Word search with answer key
Choose correct spelling of a word from four choices with correct spelling with answer key
Words with missing vowels with answer key
7 Little Vocabulary Words with answer key
Character traits of Jane Goodall with partial answer key
Board game with cards and answer key
Title page activity with answer key
Internet activity with answer key Proofreading sentences with answer key Cloze activity with answer key
Sequencing seven events with sequencing page and answer key Marking text with partial answer key
Three most important events
Why is this word important to the story with answer key
Parts of a book with answer key
Scrambled sentences with answer key
Questions about author’s notes with answer key
Write a cinquain
Discussion questions-open-ended
Three most important events
A-B-C order-finding words in the book
Foldable Character form-—can print with the front on one side and the description template on the other for a combination activity.
Write facts and draw pictures of Jane Goodall

Common Core Correlations
RL - 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.10 RL - 3.2, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.6, 3.10
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