Rebel McKenzie has her sights set on becoming a paleontologist, but she is growing up in a poor family and must find a way to fund her goal!
Rebel McKenzie has a dream for the future. She wants to be a paleontologist and study how life on earth has changed in time. When summer starts, Rebel has her heart set on going to Ice Age Kids' Dig and Safari, a camp where she can learn from real paleontologists and practice unearthing prehistoric bones. She thinks it will the coolest sizzling summer ever!
Unfortunately, the family refrigerator goes on the fritz and Rebel's mom tells her that the "cool" money will have to go for a new one. Rebel's plan to attend Ice Age Kids' Dig evaporates with the registration money.
But Rebel is well-named so she decides to run away to Saltsville, Virginia which is clear to the edge of yonder where the camp will be held. Trying to hide the running-away fact, she wears half of her clothes including seven sets of underwear and is about to spontaneously combust when events take a turn and she finds herself back home and in trouble. About all she gets out of her attempted jailbreak is two infected heels and a sentence that sends her to her sister Lynette's home in Frog Level for the summer to babysit her 7-year-old nephew so Lynette can go to beauty school.
However, Rebel still has her eye on the Ice Age Kids' Dig and Safari Camp. She just needs to make enough money for tuition. When she meets Bambi, the disgusting little beauty queen who lives in the mobile home across the way, Rebel figures out how she will do it. Golly, if Bambi won $500 in a beauty pageant, Rebel's sure it can't be too hard.
The events that follow in Rebel McKenzie will keep the pages turning and your giggle box turned over as the characters in Frog Level weave their stories into heart. Rebel tells her story with country charm sprinkled with a big helping of hysterical figures of speech that only your grandpa can match. Rebel McKenzie appeals to kids of all ages, and most likely, boys will enjoy the fun as well as girls.
This literature guide was written by Suzy Red and Kids Wings Associate Abby Moore and comes to you in both PowerPoint and PDF formats. The Activities include:
Pre-Reading Discussion Cards
Preparing Your Intellectual Tools, Dialectical Journal
Ice Age Vocabulary
Introducing the Story with A Readers' Theater Drama
Miss Frog Level Volunteer Fire Department PageantEntry Form
Predict-Read-Confirm Chapter Questions
Checking Comprehension, Chapters 1-3
Checking Comprehension, Chapters 4-6
Checking Comprehension, Chapters 7 & 8
Checking Comprehension, Chapters 9-11
Checking Comprehension, Chapters 12-14
Checking Comprehension, Chapters 15-17
Checking Comprehension, Chapters 18-20
Discovery Dig Definitions, Day 1
Discovery Dig Practice, Day 2
Discovery Dig: Teacher Instructions
Discovery Dig Student Instructions
Discovery Dig, Day 3: Creating a Grid and Digging
Discovery Dig Observations, Page 1
Discovery Dig Observations, page 2
Discovery Dig Conclusions
Sensational Similes, 2-page activity
Unearthing the Story of Job
And the Winner is ... Persuasive Writing Prompt for An Editorial
Discussion and Writing Prompts
Plus, a BONUS Interactive Jeopardy-type Game in PowerPoint format.
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