"...he'd been tripped. Everyone thought he was down for the count, flat on his back covered with mud. Just then, a runner-kicker-wrestler-mudfighter came too close to him, streaking downfield with the ball, and one of Lyle's hands snaked out and caught the runner by the ankle." from Mudshark
Mudshark was a cool guy. Not because he was lightning fast. Not even because he was so agile, so quick, and dressed so...well, cool. Mudshark knew he got his coolness from his thinking ability. He knew how to manage the electric power of his neurons, how to mold the electricity into ideas.
Mudshark could solve problems ... his problems, his classmates problems, and even his principals' problems (not the least of which were the toxic teachers' restroom nor the gerbil from the science room that had made a break for it.)
Hop aboard for some fun in this 83-page hysterical novel about a school ...like yours?...by one of your favorite authors, Gary Paulsen.
The Kids Wings literature guide by master teacher Suzy Red will extend the fun and sprinkle in skills! It comes to you in both PowerPoint and PDF formats for easy projection and printing. The activities include:
2-page Readers’ Theater Introduction
Choose the Best Chapter Title
Making Connections: Predict/Read/Confirm Chapter Questions
Multiple Choice Comprehension Activities
Visualizing the Chapters
Cause and Effect
The Escalating Emergency in the Teachers' Restroom
Ms. Underdorf's Science Exhibits
How to Transform Simple Sentence into Complex and Compound Sentences
Making Sentences Manageable
Discussion and Writing Prompts
Plus, a Jeopardy-like Game is also included in PowerPoint format!
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