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5 Grandpa Books including How to Babysit a Grandpa, Grandfather

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4 award winning picture books that honor GRANDFATHERS include: How to Babysit a GrandpaGrandpa GreenGrandfather BuffaloThe Beeman and A Walk with Grandpa.

The units include 53-pages of activities that are perfect for individual, paired, group, or whole class study for grades K-3, duplicate handouts or projection on your electronic board. 

How to Babysit a Grandpa Contains:

  • Pre-reading Discussion Cards;
  • 2-page Readers Theater Script;
  • Identifying and Using Shapes to Create Pictures;
  • Picture Graph;
  • A Building-Block Challenge;
  • Confusion: Unscramble Their Words Fun with a Crossword Puzzle;
  • Answer Page;

Grandfather Buffalo includes:

  • Crossword Puzzle;
  • Readers' Theater Script;
  • Discussion Cards;
  • Multiple Choice Comprehension;
  • Developing Character;
  • Story Mapping; and
  • Answers;

Grandpa Green includes:

  • Pre-Reading Discussion Cards;
  • Curriculum Connections for Younger Students including colors,
  • songs and finger plays, science, art, fairy tales, health; veggie flower snack, writing, math, social studies, and interviews; Checking Understanding;
  • My Favorite Things to Do with Grandpa Book;
  • Family Graph;
  • Caldecott Connections,
  • Illustration Techniques,
  • Illustrators;
  • Dot-to-Dot;
  • Answer Page;

The Beeman includes:

  • Two Readers Theater Scripts;
  • Multiple Choice Comprehension;
  • Crossword Puzzle;
  • Editing Practice/Letter Writing;
  • Writing Rubric;
  • Pre-Writing Planning "My Life as a Bee";
  • Comparing Books;
  • The Life of the Queen Bee;
  • Answer Page

A Walk with Grandpa offers Spanish-English connections and a verbal guessing game.


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