Downloadable Literature Guides

3 LAUGH-OUT-LOUD COCKROACH BOOKS with 54 pages of activities!!
You can purchase the 25-page guide for Maybelle in the Soup by Katie Speck, the 19-page guide for Martina the Beautiful Cockroach, and
the 10-page unit for Laurence Yep's Cockroach Cooties NOW for immediate download for only $19.95!
Click Here to purchase and download these literature guides through Teachers Pay Teachers.

Cockroach Cooties

by Laurence Yep

"Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it."  Confucious

Arnie, the school bully, is out to get Teddy and Bobby!  How can the brothers use a bug named Hercules to bring down a giant and find common ground with him?  They will need courage, compassion, self-reliance, and ...a cockroach... to find justice!
Note from Suzy Red:  Ooo, gross.  Okay, I have to admit I avoided these books as long as I could but was VERY pleasantly surprised!  Not only did they begin to desensitize me to those nasty bugs, but I was delighted with the stories!  They have become favorites of our kids (the books not the bugs) -- and maybe they won't have to suffer from the cockroach- phobia I have!   


Using Literature to Stop Bullying
Cockroach Care

The Cockroach Home Page

Literary Connections/Cockroaches:


Cockroach Cooties by Laurence Yep. Activity Pages:

A 25-page unit for Maybelle in the Soup by Katie Speck is a part of a collection of 23 units in Gifts and Givers

The Activity Guide for Maybelle in the Soup contains:
Discussion Cards
Crossword Puzzles
Cockroach and the Flea: Readers’ Theater
Puppets for The Readers’ Theater
Maybelle’s Rules to Live By
Making Connections (Predict/Read/Confirm Chapter Questions)
Character Connections: Maybelle’s Rules and Your Rules
Building Your Vocabulary
Story Mapping
Multiple Choice Comprehension Activities
Comparing Books
Creative Writing Planning Corner—2 Pages
Creative Writing, First Draft
Creative Writing, Final Draft
Researching an Insect
Logic Puzzle: Crumbs and Spills Menu
Word-Changing Rules (ing, y, and double consonants)
Discussion/Writing Prompts


The 19-page Martina the Beautiful Cockroach by Carmen Agra Deedy Guide Contains:
Discussion Cards
Crossword Puzzle
Cockroach Facts Readers’ Theater
Cuba Research and Map Study
Story Mapping
Character Lesson: Choosing the Right Husband or Wife
Creative Artwork Activities
Comparing Books
Vocabulary and Writing Activities
Multiple Choice Comprehension
Spanish Vocabulary Activity
Logic Puzzle
Fun with Words
Discussion/Writing Prompts


Cockroach Cooties is just one of the 21 literature guides in the Kids Wings' Defeating Giants collection that is built around a David and Goliath theme. You can order individual units from the collection for about $12.95 or you can order Defeating Giants, now on clearance sale, and receive this collection on CD and pay about $1 for each terrific literature guide in the collection!



Contact Us     Home    Bookstore     Integrated Curriculum      Build Character    


Disclaimer: The links here have been scrutinized for their grade and age appropriateness; however, contents of links on the World Wide Web change continuously. It is advisable that teachers and parents review all links before allowing student use. Please contact us immediately if you find any inappropriate links.

Disclaimer: Texas Bluebonnet AwardSM is a service mark of the Texas Library Association, which is in no way affiliated with Kids' Wings or Suzy Red. Use of the Texas Bluebonnet Award mark in these materials does not imply any endorsement of any kind on behalf of the Texas Library Association. The Texas Bluebonnet Book Master ListSM was selected by the Texas Bluebonnet Award Committee of the Texas Library Association




© 2002, Suzy Red, Lockhart, Texas
All Rights Reserved.