THE GOLLYWHOPPER GAMES by Jody Feldman, Teamwork Puzzles!

THE GOLLYWHOPPER GAMES by Jody Feldman, Teamwork Puzzles!
THE GOLLYWHOPPER GAMES by Jody Feldman, Teamwork Puzzles!
THE GOLLYWHOPPER GAMES by Jody Feldman, Teamwork Puzzles!
THE GOLLYWHOPPER GAMES by Jody Feldman, Teamwork Puzzles!
THE GOLLYWHOPPER GAMES by Jody Feldman, Teamwork Puzzles!
THE GOLLYWHOPPER GAMES by Jody Feldman, Teamwork Puzzles!
THE GOLLYWHOPPER GAMES by Jody Feldman, Teamwork Puzzles!
THE GOLLYWHOPPER GAMES by Jody Feldman, Teamwork Puzzles!
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One of Kids Wings very best-ever Literature Guides!

Twelve-year-old Gil Goodson is determined to enter this year's Gollywhopper Games held by the Golly Toy & Game Company in his hometown of Orchard Heights. Many obstacles threaten to destroy his chances, but they will never destroy his spirit. A lot depends upon Gil's winning...mainly getting to move out of the town where everyone seems to have turned on his family since "The Incident." He's practiced for months on problem solving and he knows every fact about the history of this fantazmorical company.

In his team, he encounters incredible pressures as he meets puzzle after puzzle, leads his sometimes difficult teammates, and looks failure in the eye. His father's strong encouragement and support and Gil's own perseverance serve him well through the two days of the games.

Kids' Wings is excited about this book! So often, as schools get deep into the testing mode, we lose sight of what is real in education. Part of that is the pure joy of the challenge. Another is problem solving that will take us into the future with the tools we need to face a world we cannot anticipate. In addition, it is rare to find a novel that entices students to participate in the fun and problem solving to the extent that author Jody Feldman does in The Gollywhopper Games. As the characters tackle each puzzle, the reader is fortuntate to be invited into their team to witness logic, reasoning, teamwork, and strong positive...and negative...character traits at work in the problem solving process. Your students will be avid puzzlers after they read this book and work through the Kids' Wings unit. Standardized testing for avid puzzlers becomes just another fun puzzle to crack! Look for the clues! Weigh the alternatives! Bingo! THEY WIN!

If you like The Gollywhopper Games, you will love Walls Within Walls that offers new unique puzzles that also test a team's problem solving strategies.

The Kids Wings Literature Guide for The Gollywhopper Games contains 37 amazing pages of activities and team puzzles by Suzy Red. The activities in PowerPoint and PDF include:

Discussion Cards

Two-Page Readers’ Theater Introduction

Memory Box

Gifts and Talents in the Team

Anticipation Guide

Making Connections, Chapter Questions

The Mini-Musical: Gollywhopper Games! (Move over Music Man!)

Fun with Visualizing Answers through Drawing Activities

Multiple Choice Comprehension Activities

Teamwork Visualization and Note Taking

Get in the Games! 4 Shadow Puzzles and Stunts (Students have an opportunity to solve original puzzles!)

Crossword Puzzle for Characters and Character Traits

The Menu Logic Puzzle

The Final Lap (3 more new shadow puzzles)

Find the Purpose

Discussion/Writing Prompts

Music Files are included!

An Interactive, "Jeopardy-Type" Game in PowerPoint

PLEASE NOTE: Kids Wings materials are written by highly experienced master teachers. 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 suzy@suzyred.com so we can make corrections. After it is corrected, we will invite you to download a newly polished copy and will probably attach a surprise to our reply as a thank-you!

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Total Pages
90 pages
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
2 months
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