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Tarra and Bella: The Elephant and Dog Who Became Best Friends

Tarra and Bella: The Elephant and Dog Who Became Best Friends
Tarra and Bella: The Elephant and Dog Who Became Best Friends
Tarra and Bella: The Elephant and Dog Who Became Best Friends
Tarra and Bella: The Elephant and Dog Who Became Best Friends
Tarra and Bella: The Elephant and Dog Who Became Best Friends
Tarra and Bella: The Elephant and Dog Who Became Best Friends
Tarra and Bella: The Elephant and Dog Who Became Best Friends
Tarra and Bella: The Elephant and Dog Who Became Best Friends
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Tarra and Bella: The Elephant and Dog Who Became Best Friends, by Carol Buckley is a narrative non-fiction picture book. This literature unit is common core aligned for 1st-3rd grade. This is a true story about an elephant held in captivity for human entertainment. She winds up being transferred to an Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee to live out the rest of her days. An unlikely companion who lives on the sanctuary grounds shows Tarra what true friendship is all about. What a sweet, sweet story!

This packet includes activities in the following areas: genre, character, setting, plot, sequencing, opinion writing, vocabulary, compare/contrast, parts of speech, research, fact/opinion, comprehension, summarizing, making inferences, writing a newspaper article about unlikely friendship, and friendship itself. Answer Keys are included where deemed necessary.

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Kirsten has 18 years of experience in elementary education. She has been a homeroom teacher for first grade, third grade, and fourth grade, as well as ESL. She has also been a school counselor for grades PK-6, an ESL pullout teacher for K-6, and a Reading Recovery Teacher. She received her Bachelor’s degree in elementary education and psychology from The University of Iowa and a Master’s of Education in school counseling from Sam Houston State University. She believes that students make the most progress when they are engaged in their hearts as well as their minds. Her resources offer relevant, rigorous, engaging content that nurtures the whole child.

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Total Pages
35 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 Week
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