The WITCH'S GUIDE TO COOKING WITH CHILDREN, A Complete Hansel & Gretel Novel

Kids Wings
Grade Levels
4th - 7th
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85 pages
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Kids Wings



A Full-length Hansel and Gretel Novel Spin-off

Hansel and Gretel has been a fairy tale read to children for hundreds of years. Now, it has been recreated in a full-length novel, set in modern times. Eeek! This could be YOUR neighborhood! The witch could be YOUR neighbor! Sol and Connie have replaced Hansel and Gretel who lived happily ever after.

Will Sol and Connie be clever enough to stay out of the oven?

How will Sol use his scientific intellect to outwit the evil witch?

How does a dog become a central part of the story?

Will their dim-witted daddy and evil stepmother finally get what is coming to them?

Where did all these other witchy side-kicks come from? Aren't Sol and Connie going to be outnumbered?

They'll need a cheering section to see them through this time!

Where are the police when you need them, you ask? (Check their i.d. for witchy lookalikes.)

The awesome Kids' Wings literature guide invites group discussion, prediction, drama, problem-solving, and skill building.

The Kids Wings literature guide, written by master teacher Suzy Red, comes to you in PowerPoint and PDF formats for excellence in projection and printing. The activities include:

Pre-Reading Discussion Cards

Anticipation Guide

2 -Page Readers’ Theater Introduction

Vocabulary List and Activities

Making Connections: Quick Writes and Pre/Post Reading Discussion Guides

Character Guides

Multiple Choice Comprehension Activities

Visualizing the Story Activities

Having Fun with Riddles

Let's Write Riddles

Crossword Vocabulary Puzzles

Recalling and Writing about Character Emotions

Research the Grimm Brothers' Fairy Tales

Compare Stories

Writing Prompts

Answer Keys

Plus an Interactive Jeopardy-type game with multiple choice questions and answers that invite your kids to all answer on response boards when it's their team's turn. Score is kept by the teacher counting correct answer responses for the team before revealing the correct answer. This is FUN!!

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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 so we can make corrections. After it is revised, 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
85 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 months
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