Sally Jean loved tricycles and bicycles from the time she was a toddler. Every year she learned more tricks and more about how her old garage-sale bike named Flash worked. She had to work on it often and had to raise the seat and handlebars, too. When she got too big for it, she helped other kids by showing them how to fix their bikes. She started saving pennies for another bicycle. Her kindness to others is repaid when a kindly junk man helps her.
This is a precious story of perseverance, resourcefulness, and caring for others. Sally Jean's story will help even the youngest to understand the old Chinese proverb, "Give a man a fish and you'll feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you'll feed him for a lifetime."
This story has a great moral: creativity and hard work paying off. Savvy parents and teachers will read this book aloud over and over, stressing the values of hard work and perseverance that Sally Jean shows. Third graders will be able to do most of the unit independently, but it will be worth teachers' and parents time to model and scaffold the learning as you walk your kids through this Kids Wings unit as if YOU, too, are a learner.
Sally Jean the Bicycle Queen is a 2007 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year!
Kids Wings activities help readers to identify the value of elaboration in the story, and with skill-building connected to a character they love, they will have fun on the way.
The Kids Wings activities for this award-winning picture book about a young entrepreneur who created a business around what she loved, bicycles, was created by master teacher Suzy Red and comes to you in both PowerPoint and PDF for easy projection and printing. The Activities include:
Readers’ Theater Script
Character Page on Getting What We Need
Multiple Choice Comprehension
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