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Lawn Boy and Lawn Boy Returns, Paired Units

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This 44-page Kids' Wings unit for Gary Paulsen's Lawn Boy Returns, Plus 24 pages in the first Lawn Boy, will enrich and extend your reading of this entertaining short novels about entrepreneurship, capitalism, and a boy who becomes RICH with a summer job. It is perfect for paired, group, or whole class study.

The 26 page Kids Wings Activity Guide for Lawn Boy includes:

The unit for Lawn Boy includes:

  • group discussion cards,
  • an anticipation guide,
  • a readers' theater script introducing the book,
  • a song (Economic Principles Song) to help students understand the foundational concepts of capitalism in the book,
  • chapter questions for predict/confirm, quartet reading,
  • 15-Second Summaries,
  • Crossword Puzzle,
  • Transforming a Business,
  • Reading Grandma's Mind,
  • Illustrating a Cover for the Sequel,
  • The Mathematics of Business,
  • Playing the Stock Market Logic Game,
  • Character Building: "Courage or Foolishness?" and "Honesty," and
  • Discuss-Predict-Writing Prompts.
  • Included is an interactive flow chart of the Lawn Boy's dramatic expansion.
  • Plus a 53-slide Interactive Jeopardy-type game
The 44-page Kids Wings Activity Guide for Lawn Boy Returns includes:
  • Pre-Reading Discussion Cards,
  • Anticipation Guide,
  • 2 -Page Readers’ Theater Introduction,
  • The Capitalism Song, A Kids Wings Original!
  • Preparing Your Intellectual Tools: Dialectical Journals,
  • Becoming a Character,
  • Vocabulary by Chapters with Vocabulary Tic Tac Toe,
  • Vocabulary: Rename the Chapters!
  • Making Connections: Before Reading Predict/Read/Confirm Chapter Questions,
  • Quartet Reading and 15-Second Summaries,
  • Character Introductions Crossword Puzzle,
  • Reading Grandma's Mind,
  • Character Studies,
  • Activities for Visualizing the Chapters through Drawing,
  • Multiple Choice Comprehension Activities,
  • Activities for Visualizing the Chapters,
  • Story Spinner Group Activity,
  • Dramatizing a Chapter,
  • Cause and Effect Completion,
  • Building Character while Building a Business,
  • The Business of Boxing Math Study,
  • Comparing Books,
  • Will Success Return Too-Analysis of Chapters,
  • Can Business and The Lawn Boy Survive--Analysis of Chapters,
  • Stock Market Logic,
  • Writing Prompts,
  • Answer Keys, 
  • Plus, A 6-page Kids Wings Mini-Unit on Contrastive Stress!
  • Plus, a 53-slide interactive Jeopardy-type game!  


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