Downloadable Literature Guides


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Historical Fiction: The Giant Rat of Sumatra by Sid Fleischman (26 pages plus 53-slide Jeopardy Game)
Realistic Poetry:
Pirates by David L. Harrison (9 pages)
Time Travel / Ghost Story Fiction:
The Thirteenth Floor by Sid Fleischman (13 pp)
Graphic Novel:
Seadogs: An Epic Ocean Operetta by Lisa Wheeler (13 pages)
Historical Nonfiction/ Biography: Sea Clocks-the Story of Longititude by Louise Borden, The Biography of John Harrison who discovered how to use LONGITUDE to navigate the ocean (5 pages)
Picture Book:
How I Became a Pirate by Melinda Long (18 pages for grades 1-3)

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Seadogs: An Epic Ocean Operetta
by Lisa Wheeler

In this comic-book style operetta, Old Seadog and his crew of two set out on one last sail. What lies in wait for them. Pirates? Planks? Storms? Treasure? Use your shower voice to sing your way through this delightful adventure with a memorable cast of singing canines!

The Kids Wings unit provides worksheet-type activities that unite fun and skills! Teachers, librarians, and homeschoolers will love the lesson plans!

Research Links for Seadogs: An Epic Ocean Operetta

Pirate Speak

Pirates, Fact and Legend

ABC Pirate Poetry

Chants de Marins/Sea Shanties


Literary Connections:

Sea Clocks

Sailing for Gold

Thunder from the Sea

How I Became a Pirate by Melinda Long (Unit available in Book Buddies)

Theatrical Connections:

Operetta: The Pirates of Penzance

Musical: My Fair Lady


Kids Wings 5-Star Rating:

(Symbolizing high moral character in literature)

A Special Thanks to Christopher Ian Hill for his delightful background music: "The Pirates Jig"

Author Lisa Wheeler
signing Suzy's book in Austin, TX, 3/3/05



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