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Included are Splat the Cat (13 pages), Miss Brooks Loves Books (12 pages), Mr. President Goes to School (11 pages), Rain School (8 pages), and Calvin Can't Fly (8 pages) for only $16.95! Sharable within your school! Click Here to Purchase and Download


Calvin Can't Fly
The Story of a Bookworm Birdie

by Jennifer Berne
Kids Wings Award Book

Calvin was part of a big family of starlings. He had many brothers and sisters and thousands and thousands of cousins. He looked like all of his relatives, but he was very different from them. They could fly, but Calvin could not.

After he discovered books, Calvin could do something they could not do. He discovered a BOOK. Calvin learned to READ. He read letters, words, and sentences! In the library, his mind soared. At night, he dreamed of becoming a great writer.

While Calvin read, the other starlings practiced flying. The other starlings would be ready for migration! They even called Calvin "nerdy birdie," "geeky beaky," and "BOOKWORM!"

What would happen to Calvin?

Calvin Can't Fly, The Story of a Bookworm Birdie is the perfect book for starting school in in all grades! The cartoon illustrations by Keith Bendis are hysterical ... the starlings and their flying practices are a hoot! No library can be complete without it! It will become an instant favorite, inspiring kids and teachers to explore the importance of becoming a well-rounded reader!

Internet Extensions for Calvin Can't Fly, The Story of a Bookworm Birdie

Starlings on Otmoor Dance to Nocturne
More Arial Acrobatics

Arial Acrobatics

All About Starlings

Hibernation and Migration PowerPoint Shows

All God's Creatures Have a Place in the Choir

PBS Cat in the Hat Migration Adventure Game

Read, Write, Think
Learning about Inference
American Folklore
Repeated Readings
The Importance of Stories

Fun Stories that Calvin and YOU would like to read:
How Rocket Learned to Read
Interrupting Chicken
One Pup's Up
Felicity Floo Visits the Zoo
Bedtime at the Swamp
Karma Wilson's Bear Books
Starry Safari
Bridget’s Beret
Good Knight Tales
My Pony
A Splendid Friend Indeed
Nutmeg and Barley
Cork and Fuzz, Short and Tall
2010 Caldecott Winners

You can purchase 51 pages of activities for 5 Back to School Books!
Included are Splat the Cat (13 pages), Miss Brooks Loves Books (12 pages), Mr. President Goes to School (11 pages), Rain School, and Calvin Can't Fly (8 pages) for only $16.95! Sharable within your school! Click Here to Purchase and Download

The Kids Wings activity guide for
Calvin Can't Fly, The Story of a Bookworm Birdie

provides fun and learning, perfect for lesson planning and
printed handouts or for projection on your SmartBoard!

Activities (see screen shots below) include:
Discussion Cards
Calvin Soars Crossword Puzzle
2-page Readers Theater Script
Do I Understand? Multiple Choice Comprehension
Exploring the Weather Research
Fly This Way, Active Learning
Shapes That Fly, Creative Drawing
Starling Math
And Answer Page

Calvin Can't Fly is only one of 54 Literature Guides
in
the Kids' Wings collection, Bringing Books to Life for 2012-2013
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Background Music: With special thanks to the talented Sandra Bradley
for allowing us to use her original composition, "Kim Song"!

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