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Invention of Hugo Cabret

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The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick, winner of the 2008 Caldecott Medal, is set in early 20th Century France.  The 27-page Kids' Wings unit for this novel is introduced with a readers theater script that gives voice to the first chapter.  Your students will enjoy the original recorded song and using their summarizing skills to write more verses in the "Ballad of Hugo Cabret" set to a catchy French folk tune. The first verse and chorus are done for you! (A recording of the song and melody are both available online to purchasers of this unit.)

Included in the Kids Wings Literature guide you will find:


  • Discussion Cards
  • dialectical journal to take notes, record vocabulary, and question the author
  • Crossword Puzzle
  • Summary Writing with a Ballad
  • Readers’ Theater Script
  • Map Study / Europe and France
  • Research
  • Predict/Confirm Chapter Questions
  • Multiple Choice Comprehension Activities
  • Writing Prompts will tie the story to your students' lives
  • Logic Puzzle
  • Mock Trial 
  • Illustrator's treasure hunts and a strategy to encourage memorization to build brain power
  • An Interactive Jeopardy-type Game, a perfect culmination to the fascinating study
  • An original song and melody for writing a summary ballad 



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