2007 2x2 Award

Sally Jean, The Bicycle Queen
by Cari Best

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Sally Jean, The Bicycle Queen
by Cari Best

Sally Jean loved tricycles and bicycles from the time she was a toddler. Every year she learned more tricks and more about how her old garage-sale bike named Flash worked. She had to work on it often and had to raise the seat and handlebars, too. When she got too big for it, she helped other kids by showing them how to fix their bikes. She started saving pennies for another bicycle. Her kindness to others is repaid when a kindly junk man helps her.

This is a precious story of perseverance, resourcefulness, and caring for others. Sally Jean's story will help even the youngest to understand the old Chinese proverb, "Give a man a fish and you'll feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you'll feed him for a lifetime."

This story has a great moral: creativity and hard work paying off. Savvy parents and teachers will read this book aloud over and over, stressing the values of hard work and perseverance that Sally Jean shows. Third graders will be able to do most of the unit independently, but it will be worth teachers' and parents time to model and scaffold the learning as you walk your kids through this Kids Wings unit as if YOU, too, are a learner.

Sally Jean the Bicycle Queen is a 2007 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year!

Kids Wings activities help readers to identify the value of elaboration in the story, and with skill-building connected to a character they love, they will have fun on the way.


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Sally Jean, The Bicycle Queen and 39 other award-winning books are available in our Reading Seeds Book and CD Collection on sale for only $25 or $.64 each!
After the last copy is sold, we will offer Reading Seeds on CD. Please email us saying you would like to have Reading Seeds on CD. When our list has 20 people who want one, we'll have get a new supply and will let you know that they are ready to order for $20 or $.50 for each unit.

A Unit for
Sally Jean, The Bicycle Queen is a part of a collection of 42 units in Reading Seeds.

The 11-page Unit Contains:

Prereading Predictions

Discussion Cards
Crossword Puzzle
Readers’ Theater Script
Vocabulary Study
Character Page on Getting What We Need
Multiple Choice Comprehension
Repeated Reading
Story Mapping

Writing Lesson
Logic Puzzle
and MORE!



Sally Jean, The Bicycle Queen
by Cari Best



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