AN AWESOME NATURE COLLECTION OF SIX AWARD-WINNING BOOKS!
Six Kids Wings literature guides including TARANTULA IN MY PURSE PLUS 5 Amazing Intermediate Level Nature Picture Books will bring nature into your classroom!
THE TARANTULA IN MY PURSE, An Autobiography, Written and Illustrated by Jean Craighead George is a short story collection of 22 important nature surprises that defined the life of this amazing naturalist and author. To order this book at a discount, use this link: http://amzn.to/2jdNo8U
Activities for TARANTULA IN MY PURSE include:
Activities in the literature guide for Tarantula in My Purse include:
Stuffed Animal Day with activities that cross the curriculum
Hope, a model story for Stuffed Animal Day
A Three-Part Reading Journal
Multiple Choice Check-up for Lively Vocabulary
Picture This! Illustrate your favorite events from each chapter.
Cause and Effect, a Matching Activity
Lifeline of The Life of Jean Craighead George
Role Play: The Duck, The Goose, and Me
Solving the Riddles, Multiple Choice Comprehension
Instincts and Relationships
Animal Heroes: People Who Spend Their Lives Caring for Animals
Writing Prompts in Various Forms
An Article about George Washington Carver, The One Who Loved Nature's Plants
Multiple Choice Comprehension Blending PIECES and George Washington Carver
EAGLET'S WORLD by Evelyn White Minshull
Beautiful illustrations and gentle descriptions show eaglet’s scary, but exciting journey from the cozy egg to first flight. To order this book at a discount, use this link: http://amzn.to/2AOfvpa
Activities for EAGLET'S WORLD written by Suzy Red include:
Growing Up, A Crossword Puzzle
Readers Theater Play for 4 Voices
Taking Notes on Eagles with a Word Web and pictures
Understanding the Story, Multiple Choice
Writing Planning, Scary Steps
HUMMINGBIRD NEST: A JOURNAL OF POEMS by Kristine O’Connell George
A tiny hummingbird flitting by your patio has decided to build a nest in your ficus tree. You watch as she carries nesting material and positions it just right. She lines her tiny nest with soft cotton, ready for her babies. Get your journal! This is a perfect time to tell the story through poems, a story of the mother hummingbird, her nest, her eggs, her chicks, and the new fledgling hummingbirds.
When little miracles begin to unfold around you, will you be ready, as Kristine O'Connell George's family was? Will you, too, write a poem about each step of the unfolding? Will you illustrate each new step in the miracle?
This beautiful poetic journal will inspire you to appreciate the beauty in nature and then, perhaps, to write about an unfolding event that God drops into your life.
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Suzy Red's activities for HUMMINGBIRD NEST include:
Hummingbird Crossword Puzzle
Poetry Patterns, Analyzing the Literary Language of the Poems
Stained Glass Hummingbird
Nesting Areas of Five Hummingbirds, A Logic Puzzle
THE RAFT by Jim LaMarche
Nicky was sure of one thing: he didn’t want to go! But, spending a summer in the country with his “river rat” grandmother might change Nicky’s attitudes toward everything! Will he take a giant step and discover the beauty and wonder of nature by walking in her shoes? Use THE RAFT to help YOU design a nature website, picture book, or PowerPoint presentation to showcase a special place in YOUR community! To order this book at a discount, use this link:
Kids Wings activities for THE RAFT include:
Poetry Magic, Diamante, ABC Poetry
Story Reflections: Using The Raft as a Story Writing Model
TOASTING MARSHMALLOWS by Kristine O'Connell George
Let's go camping! It'll be so much fun, and you don't even have to leave your chair! In Kristine O'Connell George's Toasting Marshmallows, your bright orange tent will bloom, your dog will become a timber wolf, you'll become a caterpillar, you'll toast marshmallows, and take other poetic paths that will transport you into that favorite camping trip! With a variety of poetic frames, including one for two voices, and beautifully illustrated pages, this is a book you'll want to carry under your arm for those special times when you need a camping break!
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Activities for TOASTING MARSHMALLOWS include:
Comparing Books in a VENN Diagram
Comparing Books Comprehension in Multiple Choice Activities
Writing a Campfire Story
I Never Thought of It That Way: Poets have a way of looking at the world through special eyes. In the chart of the poems below, take notes about the things she describes that you had never thought of in that way. The first one is done for you.
By seeing through the poet’s eyes, you might begin to see more deeply into life, too!
PIECES: A YEAR IN POEMS AND QUILTS by Anna Grossnickle Hines
It has been said that a poet is someone who is astonished by everything.
Pieces of quilts and pieces of seasonal nature create a perfect blend of art and inspiration! The quilter's love of nature are evident in both her poetry and the quilts that provide the illustrations for this unique collection! Why does the creek bubble in celebration? Where does GREEN go in the winter? How is your lawn like space? Who's that dancing in the trees, and where can we find spots of sunshine in December? The answers are in the Anna Grossnickle Hines' quilts and the poems in PIECES: A Year in Poems & Quilts.
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Activities in the Kids Wings literature guide for PIECES: A Year in Poems & Quilts include:
Pulling the Threads Together: Comparing PIECES with SWEET CLARA AND THE FREEDOM QUILT
LITERARY TREASURE: Puzzle Pieces for Discussion
Treasure Hunt for the Poems’ Pieces
Celebrate a Poem
Create a Paper Quilt
ReacTION, The Game
Astronomical Lawns and Royal Trees
Systems in Science
Studying Nature’s Treasures
Pieces and “Studying Nature’s Treasures”--Multiple Choice
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