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Echo by Pam Munoz Ryan


The Newbery Honor Book, Echo by Pam Munoz Ryan is a symphony of four stories. The introduction is a fantasy. The others are historical fiction, all connected by one musical instrument whose power saddens, comforts, revives, cheers, rejoices, and provides hope in the hands that hold it.

The 112-page Kids Wings literature guide includes a 53-page Jeopardy-type game!

The Activity Guide Contains:

Introduction and Fairy Tale:
Overview Discussion Cards
Fly Over! A Bird’s Eye View
Fairy Tale Vocabulary Game
The Prophecy, A 3-page Readers' Theater Script
Preparing Your Intellectual Tools, Dialectical Journal
Vocabulary by Chapters in Introduction
Making Connections, Predict and Confirm Questions—Fairy Tale Introduction
A Fairy Tale Introduction, Multiple Choice

Part 1
Discussion Cards for Nazi Germany
Where in the World Is Germany? Map Activities
The Power of Music
Friedrich’s Story Begins, A 2-page Readers' Theater Script
Vocabulary in Part 1, Chapters 1-26
Making Connections--Chapters 1-3, 4-6, 7-9, 10-15, 16-21, 22-26
Chapter Titles and Pre- and Post-Reading Discussion Guides

Beginning of Change, Part 1, Chapters 1-3, Multiple Choice
5 Character Studies
Figures of Speech! Get the Picture?

The Research Song
Research Projects and Presentations:
Who Was Mattias Hohner?
Who Was Adolph Hitler?
Dachau, A Research Report

The Factory, Answer and Illustrate, Chapters 4-6
Startling Revelations, Multiple Choice, Chapters 7-9
Defending What I Believe
Visualizing Chapters 10-15
Vocabulary Check-up, Chapters 16-21
Echoes of Hitler’s Germany, Visualizing Chapters 1-26
The Missing Ending, Chapter 27

Part 2
Discussion Cards
Mike’s Story Begins, 3-page Readers' Theater Script
Vocabulary in Part 2, Chapters 1-23
Making Connections, Part 2, Chapters 1-5, 6-11, 12-15, 16-20, 21-24
Titles and Pre- and Post-Reading Discussion Guides
Part 2, Chapters 1-5, Multiple Choice
6 Character Studies
Part 2: Visualizing Chapters 6-11
Understanding the Story, Part 2, Chapters 12-15, Multiple Choice & Short Answer
Hoxie’s Harmonica Wizards: A Research Report
Part 2: The Missing Ending, Chapter 25

Part 3
Pre-reading Discussion Cards
Vocabulary List with Suggestions
Making Connections, Part 3, Chapters 1-5, 6-11, 12-15, 16-21
Titles and Pre- and Post-Reading Discussion Guides
Part 3: The Missing Ending, Chapter 22
Visualizing Chapters 1-5, Part 3
Character Studies
Research and Report: "My Country Tis of Thee"
The Yamamoto Family, Part 3, Chapter 6: Finish the Sentences
A Growing Friendship, Part 3, Chapters 7-10, Multiple Choice
Discovery, Relief, and Dread, Part 3, Chapters 16-21

Part 4
From Precipice to Performance, Part 4, Finalization Chart
Comparing Four Characters

Answer Pages
Fly Over! A Bird’s Eye View, Completed Teacher Answer Page

Plus, an interactive Jeopardy-type game!
5 Categories, 25 Questions and Answers PLUS a Bonus Question


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