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Eaglet's World, Thunder Birds, Vulture View, and Challenger, 4 Nonfiction Books

Kids Wings
Grade Levels
4th - 7th, Homeschool
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45 pages
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4 Nonfiction, Award-winning Birds of Prey Picture Books are available in 45 pages of activities. The literature guides include:

Challenger: America's Favorite Eagle by Margot Theis Raven

Eaglet's World by Evelyn White Minshull , Wendy McClure

Thunder Birds: Nature's Flying Predators by Jim Arnosky

Vulture View by April Pulley Sayre, illustrated by Steve Jenkins


Challenger: America's Favorite Eagle by Margot Theis Raven

A bald eagle chick which was destined to fly free over the America's tallest mountains rode his stick nest to the ground in a stong storm in a Louisana forest. Unable to save their chick, the mother and father eagles watched helplessly as a fisherman discovered their little eaglet among the sticks.

What would a fisherman do with a tiny eagle chick? What would you do?

Did he turn it loose? Would you turn it loose?

Watch Challenger fly to the song, This Is America: https://www.youtube.com/embed/oOZF4vTAF2M

See Challenger fly: https://www.eagles.org/meet-our-birds/bald-eagles/challenger/

Could he build the nest back and put it back for its parents to take care? Could you?

Do you think the fisherman thought that this baby bird would become America's Favorite Eagle? Would you have thought that?

Is it possible that this baby bird could be returned to the wild?

Is it possible that this eaglet could grow into a magnificent bird that would fly free over sporting events?

Challenger, America's Favorite Eagle is the story of this real baby eaglet. It begins when the storm crushed his home and follows his life through his inspiring patriotic flights over awe-stricken American gatherings. It is a must-have for every school library and one you will want in your classroom as well.


The Kids Wings Literature Guide for Challenger: America's Favorite Eagle comes to you in both PowerPoint and PDF for convenience in projecting and printing.

The Activities include:

* The Activity Guide for Challenger Contains:

* Pre-Reading Discussion Cards;

* Anticipation Guide;

* Readers’ Theater Introduction;

* 2 Challenging Crossword Puzzles;

* 2-page Multiple Choice Comprehension;

* Birds of Prey Research;

* A Bird of Prey Report;

* Math Challenge;

* Challenging Fun;

* Symbols of the United States Research;

* The Para-Olympic Games Research;

* Edit A Letter to the American Eagle Foundation;

* Answer Keys.


Eaglet's World by Evelyn White Minshull , Wendy McClure

Beautiful illustrations and gentle descriptions show eaglet’s scary, but exciting journey from the cozy egg to first flight.

The Kids Wings Literature Guide for Eaglet's World comes to you in PowerPoint and PDF formats. The activities include:

* Growing Up, A Crossword Puzzle

* Readers Theater Play for 4 Voices

* Taking Notes on Eagles with a Word Web and pictures

* Eagle Math

* Understanding the Story, Multiple Choice

* Writing Planning, Scary Steps

* Final Draft

* Answers


Thunder Birds: Nature's Flying Predators by Jim Arnosky

Nature's magnificent hunters stretch their wings and come to life on the pages of Thunder Birds, Nature's Flying Predators. Gigantic fold-out pages featuring realistic paintings allow you to see the characteristics and actual size of more than sixty life-sized predators. Among those included are Eagles, Hawks, Falcons, Owls, Herons, Egrets, Pelicans, Loons, Cormorants, and Gannets. Descriptions of their distinctive hunting styles accompany the paintings and sketches inside. It is truly a celebration
of some of the most astounding birds on earth.

Thunder Birds, Nature's Flying Predators will be a terrific addition to your school or classroom library, and the Kids Wings activities will increase its learning potential and fun!

The Kids Wings literature guide for Thunder Birds, Nature's Flying Predators come to you in PowerPoint and PDF formats.

The activities include:

* Discussion Cards
* Before you Read
* Birdy Words Crossword Puzzle
* Singing or Reading to the Beat of the Wings (Group Research, Comparison, Art)
* The Thunder Birds' Chant
* Understanding Thunder Birds
* A Working Vacation, Logic Puzzle
* Answer Pages


Vulture View by April Pulley Sayre, illustrated by Steve Jenkins

What do you know about vultures?

Why do vultures soar and glide through the air?
How do vultures use the temperature of the air to help them fly?
Why do we need vultures?
What kinds of food do vultures eat?
Could you eat what they eat?
Where do they sleep?
What would you like to know about vultures?

In Vulture View by April Sayre you will see Steve Jenkins's beautiful illustrations and learn about these interesting birds. The author's simple, rhyming text invites you to learn and discover more. In her end notes, the author's section "Get to Know Vultures" gives you a place to learn the answers to your questions about vultures! It is an important science book to have in every primary library.

The Kids Wings literature guide comes to you in both PowerPoint and PDF formats. The activities in the Vulture View unit include:

* Readers' Theater Script

* Discussion Cards

* Checking for Understanding

* Fact and Fun

* Crossword Puzzle

* Researching Vultures

* A Letter About Vultures

* Just for Fun

* The Vulture Tree

* Answer Keys


PLEASE NOTE: Kids Wings materials are written by highly experienced master teachers and librarians. We hire professional proof readers who are also master educators. We do our best to be sure each of our literature guides is top quality and error free, and classroom tested, but if you think we can do better, we welcome your input. If you find an error in our materials, please email us at suzy@suzyred.com so we can make corrections. After it is revised, we will invite you to download a newly polished copy and will probably attach a surprise to our reply as a thank-you!

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Total Pages
45 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 months
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