The Trumpet of the Swan: Sequencing Events
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- Just like the most famous of E.B. White’s children’s novels (Charlotte’s Web),The Trumpet of the Swan is profound and wise. It brims with sage perceptions into nature, disability, and maturation, while adding insight and a few chuckles surrounding love, jazz, camps, zoos, and hotels. Louis, the mainPrice $4.99Original Price $9.44Save $4.45
Children really love this sequencing activity because they get to move around, and it is actually very good practice in the skill of ordering 27 events in time after the novel has been completed.
There is a physicality to it that helps some children who have difficulty conceptualizing events in progressive order.
This is a great book for a class or family read-aloud!
Just like the most famous of E.B. White’s children’s novels, Charlotte’s Web, it is profound and wise. The novel brims with sage perceptions into nature, disability, and maturation, while adding insight and a few chuckles surrounding love, jazz, camps, zoos, and hotels. Louis, the main character, sets goals and achieves them with hard work and earnestness.
Detailed teacher instructions describe the how to achieve effective classroom use.
An additional one page worksheet is provided for extra practice in sequencing 16 of these events from the novel. This worksheet can be used in Distance Learning because it does not require movement around the classroom.
Instructions for how to make a STORY QUILT are also added to this activity, if desired.
Answer Keys are provided, as well as a blank master for additional cards, if you choose.
Other activities available in the Reading Spotlight TpT Store for this novel:
1. Journal Writing and Vocabulary
(This set includes completion sentences for vocabulary. Writing prompts are derived from a theme of each chapter, but they are also based on young lives so that children can more easily write a paragraph or a list.)
2. Chapter-By-Chapter Questions for Review
(This set of questions is especially useful when teachers or parents read the novel aloud. It is perfect for reviewing and refocusing the previous chapter before embarking on the next one.)
3. Final Exam
(More than just a final exam, this 30 item multiple-choice test also includes an Extra Credit short essay question. The test is designed to give students experience in test-taking strategies for choosing the best answer in multiple-choice tests, a strategy that is not often explained or practiced.
4. The Trumpet of the Swan Crossword Puzzle
(The puzzle concentrates on important people, events, and places from the novel.)
5. Easy Origami Swan
(This is an enjoyable lesson in following directions, simplified for children.)
6. The Trumpet of the Swan Bundle
(The entire set at a bargain price.)
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