Kenny Rabbit and
his family live in a small farming community. His father keeps sheep high
on Shepard's Hill, but Kenny is more interested in reading and dreaming
of exploring and going on great adventures. Can you imagine how excited
he was when his father burst in one night saying he had seen a dragon
on Shepard's Hill? This is the beginning of a great, friendship, one that
requires Kenny to use his courage, perseverance, literary finesse, and
even a willingness to sacrifice his own safety to save his friend.
Author / Illustrator
Tony DiTerlizzi weaves magic with his storytelling style, new animal characters,
sparkling vocabulary, and precious pencil sketches that bring the story
This story revives
Reluctant Dragon by Kenneth Grahame, and will most likely become a
35-page unit, perfect for lesson planning, handouts, or projection on
your SmartBoard for Kenny
and the Dragon
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The Activity Guide Contains:
Who's Who in Kenny and the Dragon, A Logic Puzzle
about Anthropomorphized Characters
Pre-Reading Discussion Cards
A Dragon Vocabulary Game
2-Page Readers’ Theater Introduction
Preparing Your Intellectual Tools: Dialectical Journals
Picturing Figures of Speech in the Story
15 Second Summaries
Making Connections: Quick Writes/Predict/Read/Confirm Chapter Questions
Evaluating the Illustrations
My Favorite Illustrations
Vocabulary Lists and Games
Multiple Choice Comprehension Activities
Activities for Visualizing the Chapters
From Another Point of View
Chess Lessons Puzzle
Analyzing the Events, Discussion and Writing
Research the Author of the Original Story
Also included is an interactive Jeopardy-type game!
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