MARK TWAIN! AUDREY HEPBURN! LOUISA MAY ALCOTT! 3 Picture Book Biographies!

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MARK TWAIN! AUDREY HEPBURN! LOUISA MAY ALCOTT!

3 Picture Book Biographies with Kids Wings Literature Guides!

THE EXTRAORDINARY MARK TWAIN (According to Susy)! by Barbara Kerley

JUST BEING AUDREY! by Margaret Cardillo

LOUISA! THE LIFE OF LOUISA MAY ALCOTT! by Yona Zeldis McDonough
Little Women

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THE EXTRAORDINARY MARK TWAIN (According to Susy)! by Barbara Kerley

Everyone loved Mark Twain! They attended his lectures. They read his books. They laughed at his funny quotes. But, Mark Twain's 13-year-old-daughter, Susy, was annoyed that so many people thought they were Mark Twain experts. She knew she was the one who knew Mark Twain the best, so she undertook to write his real biography in her secret journal. She watched him as he went through his days, writing about his appearance, his personality, his good and bad habits, and the funny things he did.

Susy Clemens became his biographer. Now, pages of her biography of her papa, Samuel Clemens, are cleverly embedded within the pages of a picture book about one of the most famous authors of all times.

The Kids' Wings literature guide invites group discussion, prediction, drama, problem-solving, and skill building. Teachers who want students to understand history through the eyes of one who was there will want make this intermediate-level picture book part of their classroom libraries.

This Kids Wings literature guide for THE EXTRAORDINARY MARK TWAIN was created by Suzy Red and comes to you in both PowerPoint and PDF formats.

The activities in this guide include:

* Pre-Reading Discussion Cards

* Anticipation Guide

* Getting Ready to Read Embedded Nonfiction

* 2-Page Readers’ Theater Introduction

* Crossword Puzzle: Mark Twain's Biographer

* Where in the World? Map Study

* Multiple Choice Comprehension

* Writing a Biography

* Puzzle: Deciphering Twain Quotes

* Answer Keys

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JUST BEING AUDREY! by Margaret Cardillo

"I was asked to act when I couldn't act. I was asked to sing 'Funny Face' when I couldn't sing, and dance with Fred Astaire when I couldn't dance - and do all kinds of things I wasn't prepared for. Then I tried like mad to cope with it." Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn was growing up in Europe in war time. Because she was a tall, big-eyed child with a long neck, some of the girls laughed at her. She dreamed of becoming a ballerina. Her life was threatened by World War II. What do you think she and her family did? How do you think they survived?


After the war, Audrey and her mother moved to London. She had grown taller. Her dream of becoming a ballerina faded. What new dream do you think she had?
After taking small acting parts, she was discovered by a famous writer who needed an actress to star in his new Broadway play in New York? He said she had that jen ne sais quoi. Do you know what part she was hired to play?

On Broadway, a movie director saw her and wanted her to play the part of a princess who fell in love with a journalist. Do you know the name of the movie in which Audrey played a princess?


From Broadway to the big screen, Audrey worked hard to do her very best. She became a famous actress, but her best pay was the love of her fans.
Audrey Hepburn dreamed of getting married and having children. Did this dream come true, too?


She never changed and always was an inspiration, "just Audrey." Everyone wanted to be just like Audrey. She became an icon, but never thought of herself as one.
With all her fame and fortune, Audrey Hepburn did more important things that saved the lives of many children and showed others how to be kind, simple, and caring. JUST BEING AUDREY is the picture book biography that celebrates her life and showcases the best of Audrey Hepburn.

The Kids' Wings literature guide for JUST BEING AUDREY invites group discussion, research, problem solving, character building, authentic writing, and skill building. A special treat after reading JUST BEING AUDREY would be to watch one of her movies in class! Teachers who want students to enjoy the biography of this celebrated actress with a big heart will want make this book part of their classroom libraries.

The Kids Wings literature guide for JUST BEING AUDREY was written by Suzy Red and comes to you in both PowerPoint and PDF formats for ease and excellence in printing and projection.

The Activities include:

* Discussion Cards

* Comprehension Check-Up

* What Year Was It? Logic Puzzle

* Transformations--Puzzle

* Inspirations

* Audrey's Timeline

* Researching UNICEF

* Researching World War II

* Famous Person Report

* The Quotes of Audrey Hepburn--Logical Matching

* Answer Page*

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LOUISA! THE LIFE OF LOUISA MAY ALCOTT by Yona Zeldis McDonough

"I ran in the wind ... and had a lovely time in the woods with Anna and Lizzie. We were fairies, and made gowns and paper wings. I 'flied' the highest of all." from the journal of Louisa May Alcott

Born in 1832, Louisa May Alcott was raised in a poor family with much love and grew up to become a beloved writer. Do you know what her life was like?

What was it about her father that caused him to lose his teaching job?
How did Louisa and her 3 sisters have so much fun together?
When did she begin to write her stories?
How old was she when her first story was published?
What are her most famous books?

In this beautiful picture book biography of Louisa May Alcott, you will see how the difficult parts of her life gave her memories that became the clay to mold her character first and then her books. Bethanne Andersen's bold and dramatic illustrations set the mood of the time. Some of her quotes and early poems are included to help you to get to know her. You will even find her favorite yummy recipe, New England Apple Slump! On the last page, the author includes a timeline of the life of Louisa May Alcott and a biography for further reading.

The Kids' Wings literature guide invites group discussion, prediction, drama, problem-solving, and skill-building. Teachers who want to introduce students to this famous writer before starting one of her books like Little Women will want make this intermediate-level picture book part of their classroom libraries.

The Kids Wings literature guide for LOUISA! THE LIFE OF LOUISA MAY ALCOTT was written by Suzy Red and comes to you in both PowerPoint and PDF formats for excellence in printing and projection.

The activities include:

* Pre-Reading Discussion Cards

* Getting Ready to Read Nonfiction

* 2 -Page Readers’ Theater Introduction

* Crossword Puzzle: Who? What? Where? When? Why?

* Where in the World? Map Study

* Multiple Choice Comprehension

* Writing a Biography

* Answer Keys

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Total Pages
30 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 month
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