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The Magician's Elephant

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The 34-page Kids' Wings unit for The Magician's Elephant is the perfect vehicle for improving vocabulary, comprehension, and cooperative group skills while reading a dark old-world tale centered on magic and entwined with reinforced skills for your students' powerbase! The unit and Jeopardy-type game will be delivered together in a zip file via a download code in your receipt.

The activity pages include: 

  • Pre-Reading Discussion Cards
  • Anticipation Guide
  • 2 -Page Readers’ Theater Introduction
  • Vocabulary List
  • Vocabulary 5-In-A-Row Game
  • Making Connections: Before Reading Quick Writes and Predict/Read/Confirm Chapter Questions
  • Character Studies
  • Writing a Diamante Poem
  • Illustrating the Event at the Bliffendorf Opera House Story
  • Activities for Visualizing the Chapters through Drawing
  • Multiple Choice Comprehension Activities
  • Crossword Puzzle: Character Connections 
  • Comic Strip Summarization (Visualizing Events)
  • Choosing the Best Summary for Chapters 9, 10, 11
  • Recalling, Analyzing, and Writing About the Events, Chapters 14-20
  • The Procession, Illustrating and Describing
  • Research: The Dimensions of an Elephant
  • Writing Prompts
  • Answer Keys 
  • Plus, an interactive Jeopardy-type game! 


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