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The Penderwicks # 1 and # 2

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Two novels that will bring fun and family into your classroom!

The 16-page unit for the Kids' Wings Unit for The Penderwicks #1 includes:

  • an anticipation guide,
  • readers' theater script,
  • predict/read/confirm chapter questions,
  • mapping the story,
  • character or a character,
  • map of Ardunel,
  • The Ballad of the Penderwicks (Summarize! Add lyrics for each chapter),
  • Planning a Virtual Vacation,
  • crossword puzzle,
  • multiple choice comprehension,
  • character Sabrina Starr's Rescue (edit and revise),
  • vocabulary game,
  • Cagney's Garden Math, and
  • Discussion/Writing Prompts!

The 38-page Kids' Wings unit for The Penderwicks of Gardam Street by Jeanne Birdsall, will enrich and extend your reading of this sweet family novel. It is perfect for paired, group, or whole class study.

The unit includes:

  • Discussion Cards,
  • Two-Page Readers’ Theater Introduction,
  • Memory Box for Book Talks,
  • Anticipation Guide,
  • Where in the World? Mapping Activity,
  • Preparing Your Intellectual Tools: The Dialectical Journal, Making Connections: Predict/Read/Confirm Chapter Questions,
  • Visualizing Chapter 2,
  • Penderwicks Acrostic,
  • Building Problems Crossword Puzzle for Chapters 3-7,
  • Multiple Choice Comprehension Activities,
  • Visualizing Chapter 10,
  • Character Study for Each Character,
  • Character Poems,
  • Vocabulary by Chapters,
  • Vocabulary Game: Five in a Row, Blank Five in a Row Game,
  • Writing the Penderwicks Song,
  • Summing it Up Puzzle,
  • Character Story Map for Each,
  • Interwoven Story,
  • Identifying and Sharing Our Gifts,
  • Projects,
  • Discussion/Writing Prompts, and
  • Answer Keys

You will find the activities to be catalysts for problem solving and high level thinking!

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