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Laugh with the Moon and Mosquito Bite

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Laugh With the Moon by Shanna Burg is the story of the aftermath of the death of a mother and wife and the healing that comes with living and sharing. It will provide opportunity to collaborate, problem solve, build skills, under other cultures, and feel empathy! The literature guide and activities offer exciting curriculum connections with enrichment and extension for your reading of this realistic fiction story, set in Malawi, Africa. It includes 50 pages of activities PLUS an interactive Jeopardy-type game.

We have included picture book, Mosquito Bite by Alexandra Siy and Dennis Kunkel as a non-fiction extension for understanding the danger of malaria, that is rampant in Malawi and was responsible for one of the characters' death in Laugh with the Moon.  The activities are perfect for paired, group, or whole class study. This Kids Wings unit ignites mastery learning and provides lesson planning with handouts or projection on your electronic board!

Activities in LAUGH WITH THE MOON include:

Pre-reading Discussion Cards
Anticipation Guide
2-Page Introductory Readers Theater Script
Vocabulary List by Chapter
Preparing Your Intellectual Tools, Dialectical Journal
Map Activities: Where in the Worls is Africa?
Vocabulary, Prediction and Grouped Chapter Questions with Quick Write Prompts
An Expert in Class: Chichewa Vocabulary
Our Malawi Names
The Research Song
Research The Baobab Tree
Research Malaria
Making Connections, Quick Writes, and Prediction Chapter Questions
Quick Write Treasure
Landing in a New Life, Ch. 1-4 Multiple Choice Comprehension
Crossing the Story, A Crossword Puzzle
Visualizing Chapter 11
Visualizing Chapter 1-14
Turning Point, Chapter 15
Healing Words, a Fallen Letter Puzzle
Creating Compound and Complex Sentences, a 3-page lesson
Storms and Flowers, Multiple Choice Comprehension, Chapters 16-17
The Dream, Teaching, and The Start to Lake Trip
The Emergency--a Comic Strip Summary
Visualizing the Text, Chapters 29-32
Secrets to Writing a Persuasive Letter, a 3-Page Guide
Making Amends, Projects, and All, Chapters 33-38 Short Answer Comprehension
The Play, a Logic Puzzle
Write an Expository Composition
Character BioPoems
Exploring Fiction Set in Other Countries
Answer Pages
Plus, a BONUS Interactive Jeopardy-type Game 

Activities in MOSQUITO BITE include:
Key Word Prediction
Get Ready to Read:  What Do You Know about Mosquitoes?
An Itchy Crossword Puzzle
More About Mosquitoes
Label the Parts of a Mosquito
Mosquito Math


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