SAVVY by Ingrid Law is a one-of-a-kind-fantasy about a family discovering and using their wildly unique talents. What gift or talent would YOU wish for?
Growing up is never easy. It is especially never easy-easy when you are a Beaumont who starts the process on your thirteenth birthday. Add to that birthday the fact that your special savvy will drop on you, BING BANG BOOM, like a rock and you know it is not something you want to share with just anyone. Especially when you have no idea what your special savvy will be! Oh, well, if you are Mibs Beaumont, you know what it WON'T be.
You know your savvy won't be the power to make hurricanes because your brother, Fish, got that one last year. And you know it won't be an electric savvy because your older brother, Rocket, got that one five years ago. As much as you might wish that you savvy would to be PERFECT as PERFECT, you know that one got taken a long time ago when Momma turned thirteen.
So, if you were Mibs Beaumont, you could just wait and see, just like your family before you did. Except for one thing...and you don't want to think about that one thing. The thing that happened just before the terrible telephone call the night before your thirteenth birthday. You may just have to take things into your own hands instead of waiting. What choice would you have?
And so begins Mibs's journey into growing up, discovering her special savvy, and then learning to scumble it so she can make it useful. But, could even a really great savvy (or the really weird one she gets) turn what happened in the horrible accident around?
This story will encourage each student to examine the choices and possibilities ahead of them as they grow up. They might even discover their own savvy (gift or talent) and to decide how best to scumble or control it so it will can be used for good. (Don't be surprised if one of your students floats to the ceiling with a newly discovered savvy!) Filled with tongue-tickling language, newly coined words, and descriptive characterization, this journey is important and fun.
The Literature Guide for SAVVY was created by master teacher Suzy Red! It includes activities in both PowerPoint and PDF formats for excellence in projecting and printing for your classroom needs. The 32 pages of activities include:
Two-Page Readers’ Theater Introduction
Gifts and Talents in the Family
Making Connections, Chapter Questions
What's Your Savvy--Song (Summarizing through Music)
Preparing Your Intellectual Tools in Your Reading Journal
Multiple Choice Comprehension Pages
Teamwork Visualizing Text through Drawing Activities
People and Vocabulary Crossword Puzzle, Ch. 22-25
Discussion: A Well-Scumbled Savvy
A Savvy Quote Puzzle
SuperPowered Humans: A Logic Puzzle
PLUS a 53-slide Interactive Jeopardy-type Game for a Whiz-Bang Conclusion!
PLEASE NOTE: Kids Wings materials are written by highly experienced master teachers and librarians. We hire professional proof readers who are also master educators. We do our best to be sure each of our literature guides is top quality and error free, and classroom tested, but if you think we can do better, we welcome your input. If you find an error in our materials, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can make corrections. After it is revised, we will invite you to download a newly polished copy and will probably attach a surprise to our reply as a thank-you!
Our graphics come mostly from Art Explosion which is available to you through this link: http://amzn.to/2pdCd1x
If you like our materials, we would be very grateful if you would follow us, give us some stars, and let us and others know!