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The Trouble with Cauliflower

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The 22-Page unit for The Trouble with Cauliflower contains extension and elaboration activities for small or large groups who study this sweet story about Mortimer who thinks cauliflower is bad luck and Sadie, his friend, who tries to help! Illustrator Jim Harris has generously allowed us to use several of his illustrations in our unit. This hysterical story and literature guide will encourage your students to work together cooperatively and will be a strong character-building experience.  It will also introduce "superstitions."

The activities in the guide include:

  • discussion cards
  • a readers' theater script about superstitions
  • crossword puzzle
  • character lesson about friendship and trust
  • multiple choice comprehension
  • illustration Activities
  • Writing to Nominate the Illustrator for the Caldecott 
  • Finding Nouns and Verbs
  • Dress and Research Your Stuffed Animal
  • Identifying Relationships
  • Story Mappying
  • Characters' Feelings
  • Story Discussion
  • Vocabulary Tic-Tac-Toe
  • Editing and Revising
  • Planning and Writing the Sequel and
  • Real Koala Research.



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