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Flying the Dragon

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Flying the Dragon by Natalie Lorenzi offers exciting curriculum connections with enrichment and extension for your reading of this realistic fiction story about immigration, kite flying, Japanese Americans, respect for family, support during hard times, and the move to America. It will provide collaborate, problem solve, and build skills! It includes 50 pages of activities PLUS a 50-page interactive Jeopardy-type game. The activities are perfect for paired, group, or whole class study. This Kids Wings literature guide provides lesson planning with handouts or projection on your electronic board!

It includes:

  • Pre-reading Discussion Cards;
  • Readers Theater Script;
  • Preparing Your Intellectual Tools, Dialectical Journal;
  • Character Study;
  • Map Activities: Where in the Worls is Japan?
  • Vocabulary, Prediction and Grouped Chapter Questions with Quick Write Prompts;
  • Character Study;
  • Let's Learn Japanese;
  • Illustrating the Village;
  • It's Challenge TIME, Time Math;
  • Short Answer Chapter Questions;
  • Comparing Hiroshi's Life with Skye's Life;
  • Schooling Abroad, a research project;
  • Money Matters, Converting Currency;
  • Matching Japanese and English Words;
  • Draw Me;
  • Puzzles for Recognizing Grandfather's Wisdom;
  • Sequencing for Chapters 11-15;
  • It's About Time, Math Problem Solving;
  • What's That You Say, Multiple Choice Comprehension for Chapters 11-15;
  • Writing Grandfather's Diary;
  • Research Project: Dropping the First Atomic Bomb;
  • True/False Comprehension Check-ups;
  • Kite Connections, Multiple Choice Comprehension for Chapters 16-19;
  • a Letter to My Friends;
  • Multiple Choice Comprehension for Chapters 20-25;
  • The Big6 Research Song;
  • Researching Various Features of Kites;
  • Sparking Your Memory, Short Answer Comprehension for Chapters 26-29;
  • FIVE IN A ROW Vocabulary Game;
  • Creating a Flyer for Information;
  • There's More to the Story;
  • From Your Point of View;
  • Slaying Dragons;
  • Sequencing Chapters 37-40;
  • The Dragon Has Flown, After Reading;
  • Logic Puzzle: Chasing, Tumbling, Gliding, Floating;
  • Multiple Choice Comprehension for Chapters 11-15;
  • Answer Pages;
  • Plus, a BONUS Interactive Jeopardy-type Game! 


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