You can purchase activities for Gerald McDermott's Monkey, A Trickster Tale from India (10 pages) and Jabuti the Tortoise, A Trickster Tale from the Amazon (11 pages) PLUS Same, Same But Different (7 pages comparing USA to India), All 28 pages available for immediate download for only $12.95! Sharable within your school! Click Here to Download



by Gerald McDermott

Why is the tortoise's shell cracked? Why do the toucan, macaw, and hummingbird boast of such beautiful colors? In this new addition to Gerald McDermott's Trickster Tales, you will learn these answers. It is the retelling of a rainforest tale.


A Unit for JABUTI, THE TORTOISE is available in Tickles, Tricks, and Treasure while quantities last.


The Kids Wings 10-page activity guide for JABUTI, THE TORTOISE: A TRICKSTER TALE FROM THE AMAZON provides fun and learning for grades K-3, perfect for lesson planning and printed handouts or projection slides on your SmartBoard!

Activities (see some screen shots below) include:
Readers Theater Script
Understanding the Story
Short Story, Summarizing the Story
Tortoise Puzzle
Rain Forest Animals
The Hurt of Jealousy
Sweet Music Crossword Puzzle
Repeated Reading Chart
What Happened to Vulture, Prewriting
Answer Page


Internet Extensions:

Author Gerald McDermott

Tortoise Rescue

Desert Tortoise

A Unit for Jabuti is in one of 40 literature guides in Tickles, Tricks, and Treasure  
Other Trickster Tales to Purchase for Your Library:

Coyote, A Zuni Trickster Tale

  Zomo, the Rabbit, A Trickster Tale from West Africa

Papagayo: The Mischief Maker

Raven: A Trickster Tale from the Pacific Northwest

Musicians of the Sun, An Aztec Myth

Anansi the Spider, A Tale from Ghana

Arrow to the Sun: A Pueblo Indian Tale





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