Downloadable Literature Guides

You can purchase Literature Guides for 5 African Picture Books including 33 pages of activities for
plus Circle Unbroken, Rain School, One Child One Seed, and
For You Are a Kenyan Child!

Download now for only $12.95! Click here to download!

"When we play, the sound of our kicks on the ball are music."

by Mina Javaherbin

Ajani and his friends live in a poor, South African village where a old plastic ball provides their link to fun...a game of soccer. But, not even a game of soccer in a dusty alley can be safe. They must always be on the watch for gangs of bullies.

When Ajani is chosen the best reader in his class, he is awarded a real, Bafana Bafana leather soccerball. What will happen when a their exhuberant game of what they call football is invaded by the bullies intent on destroying their fun and stealing their soccer ball? Will the strength of the bullies be a match for the resilient spirit and cleverness of the friends?

The Kids' Wings literature guide invites group discussion, prediction, drama, problem-solving, and skill building. Teachers who want students to get a realistic understanding of poverty, danger, and determination in South Africas country will want make this intermediate-level picture book part of their classroom libraries.

Research Links
Goal! by Mina Javaherbin

Kids From South Africa
South African Children's Literature Lesson Plans
Africa Child's Page
Africa Lessons
Traditional African Children's Games
World Vision

Interactive Image Map of Africa
Map of Africa
Map of South Africa

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14 Cows for America by Carmen Agra Deedy
Circle Unbroken
by Margot Theis Raven
For You Are a Kenyan Child by Kelly Cunnane
One Child, One Seed by Kathryn Cave
Jungle Drums by Graeham Base

The Kids Wings Guide
A 10-page unit perfect for lesson planning, handouts, or projection on your SmartBoard for for
Goal! is now available!

The Activity Guide Contains:
Clues to the Setting
Pre-Reading Discussion Cards
Anticipation Guide
2 -Page Readers’ Theater Introduction
Crossword Puzzle: Unbeatable
Where in the World? Map Study
Multiple Choice Comprehension: Scoring the Goals
Vocabulary Goals
Sports Analogies, A Puzzle
Answer Keys

Special Offer!
Goal! is one of the 26 literature guides for award-winning literature in our Extraordinary Destinations Collection. Though you can order each unit individually for about $12.95, if you order Extraordinary Destinations you will get the 26 units for less than $1.00 each in a spiral-bound book with CD in its back pocket! Order now while quantities last!


Goal! by Mina Javaherbin

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