THE CITY OF EMBER by Jeanne DuPrau, A Breath-taking Dystopian Adventure

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THE KIDS WINGS LITERATURE GUIDE FOR THE CITY OF EMBER will escort your kids into an unforgettable Dystopian journey that will build skills, interaction, and problem solving!

THE CITY OF EMBER by Jeanne DuPrau, This Breath-taking Dystopian Adventure will keep your kids on the edges of their seats.

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A full-length City of Ember movie is also available.

Ember is a city without sun, moon, or stars.

Food supplies are running low. Clothes are in shreds.

The only lights are flickering and cast a yellow glow.

Total blackouts are becoming more frequent and are lasting longer.

A coughing disease has claimed many lives.

No one has ever lived anywhere else and no one has ever made it out of the city.

What will happen to the City of Ember and the people who live there? Will anyone be able to stop the downward spiral toward impending disaster? Lina Mayfleet and Doon Harrow, two twelve-year-old friends, have just graduated from school. Realizing the danger, they undertake to discover the answers and save the city before it is too late. Together, their perseverance, creativity, compassion, friendship, and loyalty provide resources and strength for the struggle ahead.

This Kids Wings Literature guide was written by master-teacher Suzy Red. It comes to you in both PowerPoint and PDF formats for excellence in projection and printing. The 23-pages of activities include:

Readers Theater Script

Anticipation guide

Making Connections in Predict/Read/Confirm Chapter Questions

A vocabulary game

Journal guides

Comparisons of Ember's culture with modern cultures

A logic puzzle

Problem solving

Crossword puzzle

Multiple-choice comprehension

Research challenges


Challenging discussion/writing prompts

And more of the finest authentic learning available today!


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Total Pages
29 pages
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2 months
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