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The Year of the Book

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The Year of the Book by Andrea Cheng is a story of friendship problems become the thread that run through the months, but other themes provide alternating challenge and enjoyment. Always, her consistent friends are books. The Kids Wings literature guide offers exciting curriculum connections with enrichment and extension for your reading of this award-winning novel about friendship, handicrafts, school, writing, books, and family. It will provide opportunities to collaborate, problem solve, and build skills with authentic literature! It includes 34 pages of interdisciplinary activities formulated as worksheets PLUS an interactive Jeopardy-type game. The activities are perfect for individual, paired, group, or whole class study, and are keyed into important objectives. This Kids Wings unit ignites fun, mastery learning, and creative lesson planning with handouts or projection on your electronic board!

This Kids Wings Activity Guide Contains:

  • Pre-Reading Discussion Cards
  • Anticipation Guide
  • Friendship Rules
  • The Hearts of the Characters
  • A 2-page Readers Theater Script Introduction
  • Growing the Story Themes
  • 6 Chapter Groups with Vocabulary and Predict-Read-Confirm Chapter Questions
  • Writing About Perseverance, Chapters 1-3
  • Crossing the Vocabulary: Crossword Puzzle
  • 3 Multiple Choice Comprehension Pages
  • Research: What Makes a Double Rainbow
  • 3 Pages for Visualizing the Text
  • What's an Analogy?
  • Changing Point of View
  • Discussion and Writing Prompts
  • Secrets to Writing a Persuasive Letter, 3 page lesson
  • Writing a Persuasive Letter
  • Answer Pages
  • Plus, a BONUS Interactive Jeopardy-type Game


The Year of the Book
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