This kit is a private page on our website. It includes printables - templates, activity aids, academic handouts, and more. It's packed with hands-on ways to get into the characters’ shoes - like a "field trip inside the book!"
Written for teachers by teachers, this LitWits Kit is packed with experiential fun! It includes straight-from-the-story activitiy and project ideas, along with handouts and suggestions for thematic props -- all iintegrated with three central "takeaway topics." It has everything you need to bring this book to life for your kids, in experiential AND academic ways! CCSS alignment is included, too.
HOW IT WORKS: The "digital download" purchased here is an instruction sheet that tells you how to access your kit on our website.
Some activities from The LitWits Kit for THE HOUSE OF SIXTY FATHERS: Your kids can craft their through the narrative arc using textural items straight out of the story, mime their way out of a sticky situation, write about a battle from another point of view, listen to traditional Chinese folk music and WWII era swing, learn about America’s role in China in the early 20th century, savor a special food firsthand as Tien Pao did, and so much more!
Every kit includes:
sensory prop suggestions, with photos
creative project and activity ideas, with photos
printable templates, excerpts, and activity prompts
takeaway topics, to fuel meaningful conversations
printable handouts for creative writing, the narrative arc, setting, and more
research and audiovisual links, for one-stop prep and homework help
great quotes from the book, where allowed by copyright
This kit is adaptable to a wide range of ages. We find 8-12-year-olds consistently “ready to LitWit,” but you know best what your kids are ready for, interested in, and capable of. CCSS alignment is included for grades 3-6.
Please note that LitWits® is a registered trademark of LitWits Workshops, LLC. All LitWits Kits are copyrighted and may be used for non-commercial educational purposes only.