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Clementine's Letter
by Sara Pennypacker

Pictures by Marla Frazee

A Junior Library Guild Award Book
Kids' Wings Award for Outstanding Literature

"Sometimes you have to figure out the problem before you can figure out the solution."

Clementine was gifted! She had great ideas! She made up exciting games! She could come up with projects to solve problems. But not everyone understood her like her teacher, Mr. D'Matz. He understood her! He understood how she could look out the window and listen at the same time. He didn't mind her drawing while he was talking and inventing new games to play while she worked. He appreciated her good ideas! He knew how to signal her when she needed to change what she was doing instead of yelling at her. How lucky she was to have Mr. D'Matz for her third grade teacher...for awhile.

When Clementine's principal nominates the wonderful Mr. D'Matz for a special award that will take him to Egypt for the rest of the year, Clementine decides she must stop the train! What could she write in her letter to the judges that could make Mr. D'Matz lose? What could she say that would make him lose the award so she could keep him with her?

Along the way to save Mr. D'Matz, you will meet Clementine's toddler brother, Broccoli...or Lima Bean...or Turnip, and her friends, Norris-Boris-Morris, Margaret, and Mitchell. Her ideas will make you roll on the floor laughing, but what she learns at the end just might make you love her the most.

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Clementine's Letter

A 32-page unit for Clementine's Letter is a part of a collection of 23 units in Gifts and Givers

The Unit Contains:
Anticipation Guide
Two-Page Readers’ Theater Introduction
Egypt Research
Map Study
Making Connections: Predict/Read/Confirm Chapter Questions
What-If Discussion Cards for After You Read
Clementine’s Gifts
Multiple Choice Comprehension Activities
Summarizing the Events from Chapter 3
The Name Game
Clementine’s Illustrations
Crossword Puzzle
Words that Paint Pictures: Figurative Language
Note Taking and Summary Writing
Logic Puzzle
Pronoun Song and Rule Breakers
Special Gifts of the Heart
Gifts and Talents in Abilities
Discussion/Writing Prompts

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With special thanks to Axelsia for granting us permission to use the background music, "Le Piccadilly" by Erik Alfred-Leslie Satie



Clementine's Letter is included in the Kids Wings Gifts and Givers collection of literature guides for award-winning novels and intermediate-level picture books. This collection comes in a spiral-bound book with CD and site license for one school. The Gifts and Givers package includes 24 literature guides for award-winning books, over 500 pages of activities, 7 Jeopardy-type games, and 9 Karoke-type songs You can purchase an literature guide individually for around $17.95, but if you order Gifts and Givers, you can get 24 literature guides on sale, for about $1.00 each! This is one of the best bargain in the USA, while quantities last!


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