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One Came Home by Amy Timberlake

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One Came Home by Amy Timberlake, a 2014 Newbery Honor Book, is set in 1871 when the passenger pigeons were numbering in the billions. The historical fiction story centers around a mystery in which Georgie Burkhardt's older sister disappears. Georgie tells the story of her search to find her. The Kids Wings literature guide offers exciting curriculum connections with enrichment and extension for your reading of this story. It includes 46 pages of interdisciplinary activities formulated as worksheets PLUS a 53-slide interactive Jeopardy-type game. The activities are perfect for individual, paired, group, or whole class study, and are keyed into important objectives. It nurtures mastery learning, character building, teamwork and provides lesson planning with handouts or projection on your electronic board!

This Kids Wings Activity Guide Contains:

  • Pre-Reading Discussion Cards
  • Summarization Game
  • Preparing Your Intellectual Tools
  • Where in the World? Map Activity
  • The Research Song
  • Memory Box
  • Research Report
  • Be the Historian
  • Timemine for Trouble
  • Character Studies
  • Choral Reading Introduction
  • Chapter Vocabulary Lists and Predict-Read-Confirm Chapter Questions
  • Multiple Choice and Short-Answer Chapter Questions
  • Visualizing the Story, Comprehension
  • Crossword Puzzle
  • Map of Dog Hollow, Logic Puzzle
  • Did the Search End? Logic Puzzle
  • Translating Language
  • Summarizing Chapters
  • A Tense Situation: Changing Tense
  • Faith in the Storm, Discussion and Writing
  • Final Answers, Final Thoughts
  • Discussion and Writing Prompts
  • Answer Pages
  • Plus, a BONUS Interactive Jeopardy-type Game


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