MEERKATS and MEERKAT MAIL! Fiction and Nonfiction Picture Books! GREAT FUN!

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MEERKATS and MEERKAT MAIL! Fiction and Nonfiction Picture Books! GREAT FUN!

And it all starts with the best readers' theater script we've ever written!


MEERKAT MAIL by Emily Gravett Funny FICTION!

When Sunny Meerkat who lives in the Kalahari Desert decides to go on a vacation to find the perfect place to know, some place that isn't so crowded with family: the PERFECT place to live. So, he leaves a note that says he has set off to stay with his Mongoose relatives, but he promises to write. And WRITE he does! From Uncle Bob's home he writes a post card featuring the African Red Hornbill that warns the mongoose family of danger. You can actually flip over the postcard and read his funny letter to his meerkat family. Unfortunately Sunny is just too big to fit into their hiding places.

Next, Sonny goes to stay with his cousins Scratch and Mitch who live in a termite mound. From there he writes another post card before the itching gets to ticklish for him and he moves to cousin Edward's home on the farm.

You can follow Sunny's quest for the perfect home through his emails that are included in his book: Meerkat Mail. Can you guess where he finds the perfect home?

You can be sure that you'll want to write some post cards yourself after you finish Sunny's story!

The 12-page Kids Wings Literature Guide for Meerkat Mail comes to you in both PowerPoint and PDF for perfection in printing and projection!

The Activities in Meerkat Mail include:

* Pre-and Post- Reading Discussion Cards

* Before and After Reading Vocabulary, Prediction

* 2-page Readers Theater Script

* Multiple Choice Comprehension

* Pictures in Sentences

* Crossword Puzzle: News in Sunny's Postcards

* Whose Suitcase? A Logic Puzzle

* Playful Postcards

* Meerkat Math

* And Answer Page



What are meerkats? Where do they live?
What are their families like? What help do they give?
What do they eat? Where is their food?
Do you think that their food would taste really good?

Meerkats is the book you need to read to find out about these interesting little mammals and the mob they live in. You will be surprised at some of the ways they are like you and your family. It has a Table of Contents and Index to help you find information you need. A Glossary lists words that might be new to you. There are more nonfiction aids to help you master national science standards.

The 16-page guide for MEERKATS comes to you in PowerPoint and PDF formats for more fun in projection and ease of printing!

The Activities in MEERKATS include:

* Group Discussion Cards

* Readers' Theater Script

* Getting Ready to Read Nonfiction

* Crossword Puzzle

* Do I Remember the Facts?

* Amazing Mammals

* Mighty Meerkats Partner Activity

* Kid Connections, Drawing

* Math Made Fun

* ABC with Meerkat Words

* Living and Nonliving Things

* Meerkats Research

* Mapping Activity

* Answer Key


You and your students will also enjoy:

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

Watch Challenger Fly

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.


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Total Pages
28 pages
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Teaching Duration
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