Explorer Pioneer The Children's Forest Discussion Questions
Explorer Pathfinder The Children's Forest Discussion Questions
Below Level Tomas and the Library Lady Discussion Guide Questions
Below Level The Fix-Its Discussion Guide Questions
On Level The Quiltmaker's Gift Discussion Guide Questions
Above Level The Quiltmaker's Journey Discussion Guide Questions
Easy to use printable questions for the small group reading books in, Unit 1 Week 1, in the National Geographic Reach for Reading series.
Great to use for small group instruction, center work, or independent practice.
This download features the reading comprehension questions. Practice Masters: SG1.3, SG1.4, SG1.5, SG1.6.
Summary of Explorer Magazine
The Children's Forest describes how children in Peru protect the rain forest. It also discusses South America's geography and habitats, including two types of rain forests. In "Children in Charge," Peter Winkler tells how Joaquin Leguia, a conservationist, convinced people in Peru to give children a part of the rain forest. This is called the Children's Forest. The children work to protect their forest by making trails and learning about its plants and animals. In "Explore South America," students discover the varied environment of that continent. A map shows physical features, such as the Andes, and habitats, such as the rain forests. "Rain Forests of the World" explains that tropical rain forests are near the Equator and stay warm all year. They may get as much as 400 inches of rain each year. Temperate rain forests are farther from the Equator. They have cool winters and get about 100 inches of rain.
Summary of Tomas and the Library Lady
Tomas's family travels to Iowa to do farm work for the season. Tomas visits the library, where the librarian introduces him to books and stories that spark his imagination. When his family returns t Texas, Tomas takes his love of reading with him.
Summary of The Fix-Its
Mr. and Mrs. Fix-It are good at fixing things. When they decide to start their own buisness, they discover they are so busy fixing things for others that they don't have time to get their business started. Soon, many of the people the Fix-Its helped use their skills, such as advertising, painting, and website design, to help the Fix-Its start their business.
Summary of The Quiltmaker's Gift
A greedy king orders a quiltmaker, who makes quilts only for the poor, to make him a quilt. She refuses unless he gives all his possessions away. The act of giving make the king poor- but rich in spirit- and he is rewarded with a beautiful quilt.
Summary of The Quiltmaker's Journey
A girl lives in a walled village of wealthy people, but feels unfulfilled. She ventures out to seek the true meaning of happiness and is shocked to see the poverty that exists. She wants desperately to help, but thinks she has nothing to give, until she comes across a freezing mother and child huddled in a doorway. Then she realizes she can do something to help, and so she dedicates her life to making quilts for the poor.