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That Book Woman PLUS Mary on Horseback

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Two great pioneer picture book biographies about the lives of heroic women who brought books and medicine to the residents of the Apalachian Mountains in the early Twentieth Century will bring history to life in your class.

The 14-page Kids' Wings unit for That Book Woman by Heather Henson, is the story about one of the first librarians to bring books to kids in remote locations, will enable your students to build basic skills while collaborating in problem solving. The unit is filled with problem solving, teamwork, and skillbuilding. The unit guides student study in exciting cross-curriculum activities for individual and cooperative group study.

Activities in the unit for
That Book Woman include:

  • Pre-Reading Discussion Cards,
  • Anticipation Guide,
  • 2-page Readers Theater Introduction,
  • Map Skills,
  • Song: Who Ain't Gonna Read,
  • Multiple Choice Comprehension Activities,
  • Vocabulary: Dialect, A Monolog,
  • Writing in Another Point of View and In Another Tense,
  • Crossword Puzzle,
  • Detecting Number--Math Challenges, Writing A Sequel,
  • Detecting Order (Sequence),
  • How Old? A Logic Puzzle,
  • Comparing Books,
  • Answer Keys

Mary on Horseback is the biography of Mary Breckinridge who with a group of women brought medicine to people in remote mountains.  This 11-page Kids Wings literature guide contains:

  • Compare the States
  • The Language of Contrast
  • Diamante Poetry
  • Her Dream Complete:  main idea and summary
  • Vocabulary Clinic Multiple Choice
  • Tragedy and Triumph in Poetry and Song
  • Character:  Forged in the Fire
  • Figures of Speech
  • Nurse's Day Book: Logic in Mapping
  • Writing Prompts 



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