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Ramona the BraveBy Beverly Cleary

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Ramona the Brave story map

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Comprehension QuestionsChapter 1 ~ 1. Why is Ramona proud of herself? 2. How did Ramona upset Beezus? 3. Why doesnt Ramona want her sister to be called Beezus anymore? 4. What do Ramona and Beezus think about Mothers Advice? Chapter 2 ~ 1. Where do you think Mother is going when she runs her mysterious errand? 2. What two sayings make Ramona angry? 3. What are the two surprise Mother has to share? 4. Why is Ramona concerned about Mother working? Chapter 3 ~ 1. Describe the difference between Ramona and Howie. 2. Why was Ramona excited about the hole in the wall? 3. Why was it fun to have a hole with flapping plastic at night? Chapter 4 ~ 1. How does Ramona feel about Miss Binney, her kindergarten teacher?

2. What did the class do when Ramona told them about the hole in the house? How did she feel? 3. Why did Howie say Ramona was a liar? Chapter 5 ~ 1. Why was Ramona angry with Susan? 2. What did Ramona do to her owl, and why? 3. What did Ramona do to Susans owl? 4. What was Ramona really running away from? Chapter 6 ~ 1. What makes Ramona feel really bad? 2. What is a conscience? Why does Ramonas hurt? 3. How did Ramona feel About crumpling Susans owl? Chapter 7 ~ 1. Ramona doesnt like first grade. List three reasons why she is unhappy. 2. How does Ramona feel about her room at night? 3. How did Mr. Cardoza make Ramona feel better? Chapter 8 ~ 1. What did Ramona do with her progress report? What did her progress report say?

2. Why cant Ramona change classes? 3. What song does Mr. Quimby sing that make Ramona happy? Chapter 9 ~ 1. Which way did Ramona go to school and why did she do it? 2. Who did she meet? 3. How many shoes did Ramona wear to school and why? 4. What does Ramona want to make? 5. What did Mrs. Miller call Ramona?

Critical Thinking extensions ~1. Make a Venn diagram and compare Ramona and Beezus. Write about the ways that they are alike and different. 2. Point of View from what point of view is the story told? How would the story be different if it were written from another point of view? 3. Write a book review about Ramona the Brave. What did you like best about the story? Would you recommend it to a friend? Why or why not? 4. Think about your own family. Are you a pest like Ramona or bossy like Beezus? Give examples from your life to support your answers.

James and the Giant PeachBy Roald Dahl

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James & the Giant Peach Word BankWord Picture Word Picture

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James travels from England to New York City in this story. On a globe locate England and then find New York City. Trace Jamess path from Britain to the United States. What body of water did the peach cross over? Draw a picture of what the view looked like as the peach was sailing over the ocean.

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A Centi what? . . .Introducing the Metric SystemThe centipede brags he has 100 legs (even though centipedes only have 42) In Europe and many other places in the world they use the metric system to measure. The prefix centi means 100. Measure some objects in the classroom using inches. Then measure the same objects using the centimeter side of the ruler.

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Pretend you are riding on the top of the peach with James and his friends. Write a letter to your family or friends about your journey. You may want to write about: How you felt when you met the creatures How it feels to bob through the sea or fly through the sky What you observe as you are traveling from England to New York City. You could also create a postcard with your favorite scene from the story on the back and a letter to your friends or family on the front.

Little House in the Big WoodsBy Laura Ingalls Wilder

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The Miraculous Journey of Edward TulaneBy Kate DiCamillo

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Word Bank for The Miraculous Journey of Edward TulaneWord Picture Word Picture

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Comprehension Questions1. How does Abilene feel about Edward? Why do you think she loves him so much? 2. Why do you think all the adults talk down to Edward? Do you know someone who talks down to you? How does that make you feel? 3. Why does the grandmother, Pellegrina tell the story about a princess who loves no one and is turned into a warthog by a witch to Abilene and Edward? 4. What is Abilene offended by the end of the story? How does Edward react to the story? 5. Why does Pellegrina say to Edward, You disappoint me. 6. When Lawrence gives Edward to Nellie, his wife, she confides in him. How does this help her feel better? 7. Why does to matter to Edward that he has been loved? 8. Is there a difference between the love Edward receives from Abilene at the beginning of the story and the love he receives from Sarah Ruth? 9. What are some of the life lessons Edwards learns on his journey?

Think-Pair-Share1. How and why does Lolly react so strongly to Edward? 2. What kind of person is Lolly? 3. What does Edward think of her? 4. What do you think her own parents, Lawrence and Nellie, think of her? 5. What keeps Edward going and gives him hope when he is buried under the garbage at the dump? 6. How does his emotion change and what does he learn about himself? 7. At the end of the story, does Edward understand Pellegrinas story about the princess who turned into a warthog?

Art Projects1. Draw a scene or story from the book that was not illustrated. 2. This story is excellent for creating mental images. In your readers voice journal chart your mental images as this story was being read. 3. Each student can choose a different character form the story and create a portrait. Label each drawing and write a description of the character. 4. Design a new set of clothing for Edward when he finally return home to Abilene.

Mr. Poppers PenguinsBy Richard Atwater

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Word bank for Mr. Poppers PenguinsWord Picture Word Picture

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Make a travel brochureMr. Popper had wanted to travel the world, seeing exciting places. Have your child create a travel brochure trying to convince Mr. Popper to come visit your town. What exciting things might one see in your town? Anything your town is known for? write brief descriptions and draw pictures, or even use photographs taken from around your town.

WritingMr. Popper is a painter, but he really wants to be an explorer. What would you like to be when you grows up? Why?

Popper Family CalendarThis story begins in September. As you read the book, you will get to spend nine months with the Popper family. Keep a calendar list for the Poppers.

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Comprehension QuestionsChapter One - Stillwater 1. What kind of work does Mr. Popper do?

2. Why was Mr. Popper always absent-minded? 3. How many children did Mr. and Mrs. Popper have? 4. What did Mr. Popper wish he were instead of a house painter? 5. What was Mrs. Popper worried about, come fall? Chapter Two The Voice in the Air 1. What did Mr. Popper think was the nicest part of the Antarctic? 2. What kind of pet did the Popper family currently have? 3. Explain how penguins check to see if it is safe to go in the water for food Chapter three Out of the Antarctic 1. What was delivered to Mr. Poppers home? 2. Describe how it was packed. 3. What did Mr. Popper think the bathroom tile reminded the penguin of? 4. What did Mr. Popper name the Penguin? Chapter 4 Captain Cook 1. 2. 3. What did the penguin eat that upset Mrs. Popper? Where did the penguin fall asleep? What do penguins make their nests out of?

Chapter 5 troubles with a penguin 1. 2. 3. What did Mr. Popper pay the serviceman with? What did the serviceman do to the icebox? Explain each step. What happened when the serviceman spotted Captain Cook?

Chapter 6 More troubles 1. 2. Where did Mr. Popper call to obtain a license for Captain Cook? Act out Mr. Poppers phone call with City Hall.

Chapter 7 captain cook builds a nest 1. What was the result of Captain Cooks trips through the house? 2. From memory, name ten items Captain Cook had in his rookery. 3. What do you think Mr. Popper is going to d