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Home of the Brave and 14 Cows

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Two poignant books about African and American relationships and September 11th includes a powerful blank verse, realistic fiction novel Home of the Brave by Kathryn Applegate PLUS a nonfiction picture book, 14 Cows for America by Carmen Agra Deedy. The units and a Jeopardy-type game can be downloaded instantly in your receipt. Kids' Wings has created 53 pages of activities for this pair of profoundly important stories.

The Unit for Home of the Brave includes:

  • Discussion Cards
  • Anticipation Guide
  • Map Study
  • Research the Violence in Sudan
  • 2-page Readers’ Theater Introduction
  • Making Connection--Predict/Confirm Chapter Questions
  • Multiple Choice Comprehension Activities
  • Character Studies
  • Words that Paint Pictures
  • Crossword Puzzle
  • Changing Voice and Genre
  • Visualizing the Story--2 pages
  • Questions for Discussion and Writing for Reviewing Part 2
  • Write about Your Emotional Foods
  • Sequencing Part 3
  • A Comic Book Story of Kek's Idea in Action
  • Writing Prompts
  • Answer Keys
  • PLUS A Jeopardy-Type Game

The Unit for Fourteen Cows for America contains:

  • Discussion Cards
  • Anticipation Guide
  • Readers’ Theater Script for 9-11, Nonfiction
  • Vocabulary List
  • Predict/Confirm Questions
  • Multiple Choice Comprehension
  • Resesearch Guide
  • Math Activities
  • Expressive Writing: What's Important to Me
  • MA'S CAVE SOAP Writing Elaboration Techniques
  • Compassion Discussion
  • Gifts from the Heart Chart
  • Two Math Pages
  • Kimeli Sees New York, A Logic Puzzle
  • Creative Thinking with Cows
  • Answer Pages 



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