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Martina, the Beautiful Cockroach by Carmen Agra Deedy
A Junior Library Guild Award Book
Texas Bluebonnet Award NomineeSM

"You think I'm beautiful?"
"Well, my eyes are rather weak,
but I know you are strong and good."

Martina, the Beautiful Cockroach has just grown up! She is now 21 days old and is ready to entertain suitors. But will she know the right best husband when he comes courting? Her Cuban grandmother Abuela gives her some incredibly shocking advice.

The string of suitors come and the little green cockroach puts them to the test. The results are delightful! Which one will win her hand, the rooster, the pig, the lizard, or the mouse? Will she choose the right one?

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Research Links
for
Martina the Beautiful Cockroach by Carmen Agra Deedy

The EASY Steps to Success

Bug Bios

The Cockroach Home Page

Literature that Models Marriage, Courting, and Family POSITIVELY:

16 Cows
On the Go with Mr. and Mrs. Green
Fanny’s Dream
Waiting for the Magic
Thunder from the Sea

Writing Activities That Build Character Descriptions

Literary Connections/Cockroaches:

Cockroach Cooties by Leda Schubert
Kids Wings Unit in Defeating Giants

Maybelle in the Soup by Katie Speck
Kids Wings Unit in Gifts and Givers

Gregor the Overlander by Susan Collins

Literary Connections/Folktales:

One Potato, Two Potato by Cynthia DeFelice

Kids Wings Unit in Transformers

Juan Verdades: The Man Who Couldn't Tell a Lie by Joe Hayes
Kids Wings Unit in Treasure Trackers

The Persian Cinderella by Shirley Climo
Kids Wings Unit in Roots and Wings

Literary Connections/Spanish-English:

Ghost Fever by Joe Hayes
Kids Wings Unit in Forever Friendships


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Martina the Beautiful Cockroach

A 19-page unit for Martina the Beautiful Cockroach and the 25 page unit for Maybelle in the Soup are now together in a cockroach duo!

The Martina the Beautiful Cockroach Unit Contains:
Discussion Cards
Crossword Puzzle
Cockroach Facts Readers’ Theater
Cuba Research and Map Study
Story Mapping
Character Lesson: Choosing the Right Husband or Wife
Creative Artwork Activities
Comparing Books
Vocabulary and Writing Activities
Multiple Choice Comprehension
Spanish Vocabulary Activity
Logic Puzzle
Fun with Words
Discussion/Writing Prompts

A 25-page unit for Maybelle in the Soup activity guide contains:
Discussion Cards
Crossword Puzzles
Cockroach and the Flea: Readers’ Theater
Puppets for The Readers’ Theater
Maybelle’s Rules to Live By
Making Connections (Predict/Read/Confirm Chapter Questions)
Idioms
Character Connections: Maybelle’s Rules and Your Rules
Building Your Vocabulary
Story Mapping
Multiple Choice Comprehension Activities
Comparing Books
Creative Writing Planning Corner—2 Pages
Creative Writing, First Draft
Creative Writing, Final Draft
Researching an Insect
Logic Puzzle: Crumbs and Spills Menu
Word-Changing Rules (ing, y, and double consonants)
Discussion/Writing Prompts

 

 

 

 
 

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