Book activities for "Twenty-two Cents: Muhammad Yunus and the Village Bank"

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Twenty-two cents--all it would take to lift a woman and her children out of poverty. Yet, banks laugh at her. Then, Muhammad Yunus founds the Grameen Bank. This book shows a side of global poverty made understandable to children. This book is on the 2015 Notable Books for a Global Society list emphasizing global world views and connections.

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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 questionsabout 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 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 kids draw a picture, write a sentence, synonym, antonym, or other vocabulary activity.
Word sorts by number of syllables, parts of speech, and alphabetical order-all with answer keys
Scrambled words with answer key
Word shapes with answer key
Choose word from four choices with correct spelling with answer key
Word search with answer key
Words with missing vowels with answer key
Cloze activity with answer key
Proofreading sentences with answer key
Comprehension questions with answers—on cards
Title page activity with answer key
Timeline with answer key
Character traits chart with answer key
Biography organizer with answer key
Scrambled sentences with answer key
Sequencing seven events with sequencing page and answer key
About the author and illustrator with answer key
Marking text with partial answer key
Why is it important (explaining the importance of a word for the book with answer key
Alphabet search (through the text)
Draw a summary in a snow globe
Story pyramid poem
Face Foldable form to draw the character—can print with the from on one side and the poetry template on the other for a combination activity.
Draw a scene from a sentence
Questions for thought, discussion, debate, drawing, and whatever else

Yunis, Muhummadd 1940, Grameen Bank, Bankers – Bangladesh – Biography, Economists – Bangladesh – Biography, Micro finance – Developing countries, Global Poverty, Persistence, Literacy Centers, Book Unit, Picture Book Unit, Novel Study, Picture Book Studies, Literature Study

About This Book

Twenty-two cents : Muhummad Yunus and the Village
Written by Paula Yoo
Illustrated by Jamel Akib
Publisher: Lee & Low Books, 2014
ISBN: 9781600606588
Ages: 6-10   
Lexile: 1010   
Summary: A biography of Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus, who from a young age was determined to make a difference in the world and eventually revolutionized global antipoverty efforts by developing the innovative economic concept of micro-lending.

Reviews and Recommendations:

Kirkus (07/15/14)
Booklist (09/15/14)
School Library Journal (10/01/14)
Notable Books for a Global Society -- 2014 list

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Book activities for "Twenty-two Cents: Muhammad Yunus and
Book activities for "Twenty-two Cents: Muhammad Yunus and
Book activities for "Twenty-two Cents: Muhammad Yunus and
Book activities for "Twenty-two Cents: Muhammad Yunus and
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