This is a literature unit for the book "Finding Winnie" by Lindsay Mattick. It includes a Vocabulary Words activity, a Compare and Contrast exercise, a "Main Idea and Supporting Details" writing activity, a Summarizing lesson, Comprehension Questions, a "Fill in the Blank" exercise, a "Sequence of Events" activity, Bear Trivia Cards, a "Bear Hunt" Bear Facts Game focusing on several types of bears, an Answer Key for the lessons, and internet links to extended activities.
Book Summary: Before Winnie-the-Pooh, there was a real bear named Winnie. Harry Colebourn, a veterinarian on his way to tend horses in World War I, followed his heart and rescued a baby bear.
He named her Winnie, after his hometown of Winnipeg, and he took the bear to war. Harry Colebourn's real-life great-granddaughter tells the true story of a remarkable friendship and an even more remarkable journey--from the fields of Canada to a convoy across the ocean to an army base in England... And finally to the London Zoo, where Winnie made another new friend: a real boy named Christopher Robin. It is the remarkable true story of the bear who inspired Winnie-the-Pooh.
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