It's the day before the big parade. Alta can only think about one thing: Wilma Rudolph, three-time Olympic gold medalist. She'll be riding on a float tomorrow. See, Alta is the quickest kid in Clarksville, Tennessee, just like Wilma once was. It doesn't matter that Alta's shoes have holes because Wilma came from hard times, too. But what happens when a new girl with shiny new shoes comes along and challenges Alta to a race? Will she still be the quickest kid? The Quickest Kid in Clarksville is a timeless story of dreams, determination, and the power of friendship.
I have created 22 extension activities for this title.
Activities Include:Cover Page
Cover Story Pre-Reading Activity
Making Connections Before Reading
Let’s Take a Picture Walk (2 Activities)
I Wonder… Formulating Questions
Comprehension Questions and Answer Key
Compare and Contrast: Alta and Charmaine
All About Alta
All About Wilma
Making Connections: Text to Self
Making Connections: Text to Text
What is the Lesson?
How to Make a New Friend
Cover Art (Design a New Book Cover)
Decorate the Shoes
3-2-1 Summarizing Activity
Book Reviews (3 Options – writing only, picture only, writing / picture combination)