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Doll Bones

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Doll Bones by Holly Black, a 2014 Newbery Honor Book, is a ghost story that grows from creative play among three childhood friends, each with a troubled family. Told in 3rd person focused on Zach, a 7th grader whose father disapproves of his continuing to play with Alice and Poppy using action figures and dolls. When one seems to come to life, and Zach's father destroys his action figures, the three leave home on a quest led by a ghost. The Kids Wings literature guide offers exciting curriculum connections with enrichment and extension for your reading of this fun story. It includes 64 pages of interdisciplinary activities formulated as worksheets PLUS an interactive Jeopardy-type game. The activities are perfect for paired, group, or whole class study, and are keyed into important objectives. This Kids Wings unit 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
  • Anticipation Guide
  • A two-page Readers' Theater Introduction
  • Illustrate a Scary Scene
  • Exploring the Cover of the Book as a Word Artist
  • Map Activity, Where in the World Did the Story Take Place?
  • Setting Up Your Dialectical Journal
  • An Overview, Analyzing the Characters
  • Charting the Story's Progress
  • Character Studies for the Three Main Characters
  • Chapter Vocabulary Lists and Predict-Read-Confirm Chapter Questions
  • Research: Zach's Report on the Battle of Antietam
  • Research: How Is Bone China Made?
  • Multiple Choice and Short-Answer Chapter Questions
  • Visualizing the Story, Comprehension
  • Crossword Puzzle: The Doll's Story
  • Analogies in Chapter 7
  • Donut Shop Math, Chapter 9
  • Illustrating the Seafaring Vocabulary in Chapter 10
  • Picturing the Vocabulary, Chapters 10 and 11
  • Growing and Changing
  • Summarizing Pages 217-225
  • Logic Puzzle: An Author's Quote
  • Creating a New Chapter
  • First Draft to Final Draft
  • Writing with RAFTS
  • Spinning with RAFTS--6 Spinners
  • Answer Pages
  • Plus, a BONUS Interactive Jeopardy-type Game 


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