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You can purchase activities for the FIVE Caldecott Books together in one download!
2012 Caldecotts: A BALL FOR DAISY, (Caldecott Medal), (8 pages);
BLACKOUT (Honor Book) (15 pages);
GRANDPA GREEN, (Honor Book) (13 pages);
ME ... JANE (Honor Book) (14 pages);
PLUS Knuffle Bunny, 2005 Caldecott Honor Book (12 pages).
All 62 pages available for immediate download for only $14.95!
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"NOT EVERYONE LIKES NORMAL."

Blackout
by John Rocco

Kids Wings Top Flight Book
2012 Caldecott Honor Book

It's a normal summer night in an apartment house. Sounds of the city punctuate the night. A normal, multicultural, city family does their normal activities, each in his or her own little world. Mom taps on the computer. Older sister talks on the phone. Dad cooks. Younger brother settles in to a video game after looking for someone to play a board game with him, but everyone is MUCH TOO BUSY. No one even cared what their neighbors were doing.

Suddenly, A BLACKOUT!

What happens when the lights suddenly go out?

Can Mom work at the computer?

Can the older sister talk on the telephone?

Can Dad keep cooking?

Will the younger brother find someone to play with?

When the lights go out what will happen to this too-busy family filled with people who are separated by their own interests? Will anything bring them together?

What would your family find to do in the DARK? Where would you find LIGHTS during a BLACKOUT?

BLACKOUT became a 2012 Caldecott Honor Book for telling its story in pictures with occasional words thrown in for good measure.

John Rocco, author and illustrator of BLACKOUT, uses the DARK to show the profound change that a family, neighborhood, and city undergo. Can you guess what the good changes are? What bad changes might occur?

 

Grade K-3 Literary Connections:
Learning How to Handle Stress and Problem Solve

*When Charlie McButton Lost Power (another blackout book) by Suzanne Collins
Alice the Fairy by David Shannon
Andy Shane and the Very Bossy Delores Starbuckle by Jennifer Richard Jacobson

with a Kids' Wings unit in Springboards (An Easy Chapter Book)

The Ballad of Valentine by Allison Jackson with a Kids' Wings unit in Book Buddies

Hooway for Wodney Wat by Helen Lester with a Kids' Wings unit in Book Buddies

Hunter's Best Friend at School by Laura Elliott with a Kids' Wings unit in Tickles, Tricks, and Treasure

Knuffle Bunny
by Mo Wilms
Mrs. Watson Wants Your Teeth by Alison McGhee with a unit in Springboards
One Dark Night by Lisa Wheeler with a unit in Book Bridges

Snip Snap! What's That? by Mara Bergman with a Kids' Wings Unit in Springboards

Starry Safari
by Linda Ashman with a Kids' Wings Unit in Springboards
A Very Hairy Scary Story by Rick Watson with a Kids' Wings Unit in Springboards

Wallace's Lists by Barbara Bottner with a Kids' Wings unit in Springboards

Wingwalker by Rosemary Wells

Winners Never Quit by Mia Hamm with a Kids' Wings unit in Springboards



You can purchase activities for the FIVE Caldecott Books together in one download!
2012 Caldecotts: A BALL FOR DAISY, (Caldecott Medal), (8 pages);
BLACKOUT (Honor Book) (15 pages);
GRANDPA GREEN, (Honor Book) (13 pages);
ME ... JANE (Honor Book) (14 pages);
PLUS Knuffle Bunny, 2005 Caldecott Honor Book (12 pages).
All 62 pages available for immediate download for only $14.95!
Sharable within your school! Click Here to Download

The Kids Wings 15-page activity guide for Blackout by John Rocco provides fun
and learning for grades K-3, perfect for lesson planning and printed handouts or projection slides on your SmartBoard!

Activities (see some screen shots below) include:
Pre-Reading Discussion Cards
Flashlight Fun
Do I Understand?
2-page Multiple Choice Comprehension
Star Count Math
Time for Math
Fun With Light
Illustrate It
Compare and Contrast, Blackout and When Charlie McButton Lost Power
Research the CCC
Lucky Math
All Around the Table, Logic Puzzle
Answer Page

Blackout is only one of 54 Literature Guides
in
the Kids' Wings collection, Bringing Books to Life for 2012-2013
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