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WINNER of the Texas Bluebonnet AwardSM for 2006-2007
Postcards from Camp
by Simms Taback

A Kids Wings Top Flight Book for 2012-2013
A Texas Bluebonnet Award NomineeSM

Have you ever gone to summer camp, far away from your home? Do you remember how you felt when you left your parents for the first time? Did you have second thoughts about going? When you arrived and saw no familiar faces, were you homesick? Did you decide to go back home? Did you write sad, shocking letters home to beg for help? And just when you convinced your parents that you were truly miserable, did you change your mind?

Michael had been to day camps but never to a sleepaway camp for two weeks. You can find out all about his camping adventure through the letters between Michael and his dad. Both have out-of-the-box imaginations and writing skills, and both will inspire you to go to summer camp next summer! Their book is filled with pictures, advice, folded letters in little envelopes, post cards (front and back) and even a little illustrated ghost story tucked into its own envelope. You'll love meeting the campers, reading about their pranks, laughing at their art, and starting to design your own creative letters!

Postcards from Camp by Simms Taback will add some laughter to your school or classroom library, and the Kids Wings activities will increase its learning potential and fun!

Research Links
Postcards from Camp by Simms Taback

Video of Timms Taback Discussing His Writing
Interview with Author Simms Taback

The Helium Stick--Group Camp Activity for your Classroom
Initiative Games

Ideas for Camping with Kids
How Things Work: Camping Activities with Kids
Outdoor Scavenger Hunt

A Punny Mixer

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A 16-page Kids Wings activity guide, perfect for lesson planning and handouts or projection on your SmartBoard for Postcards from Camp by Simms Taback is now available for instant download! Included are three more award-winning books featuring these special birds!

The Unit Contains:
Discussion Cards
2-page Readers' Theater Script
Map Activities
Where Do I Live?
Does It Exist? (Fact or Fiction)
Writing a Post Card from Camp
Vocabulary List and Activities
Comprehension Check-up
Visualizing the Story
Finding the Best Summary in the Campfire Ghost Story
Mapping the Camp
Editing a Post Card
Color War Logic Puzzle
Writing My Campfire Story
Crossword Puzzle
Answer Pages

Special Offer!
Postcards from Camp is included in the Kids Wings Reading Out of the Box 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. It contains 848 pages of activities in 25 titles PLUS a "Jeopardy-type" game for each novel! You can purchase a literature guide individually for around $12.95, but if you order Reading Out of the Box, you can get 25 literature guides for only $35, or less than $1.40 each! This is probably the best bargain in the USA, while quantities last!


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