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Jessie's Island Teacher's Guide

Brenda Boreham

Pacific Edge Publishing

40 pp, softcover, blackline masters

Level: Grades 2-5

 

$2.95 (PDF)

 

 

Summary

Cousin Thomas, who lives in the city, teases Jessie that life on an island (without a planetarium, museum, video arcades and malls) must be boring. Jessie responds by inviting Thomas to come and visit so that she can introduce him to the tide pools, beaches, fishing, swimming and the endless exploration of the natural world that is her island home.

 

Comment

The diversity of wildlife and plants that are an essential part of this story form a direct link to the elementary school science curriculum. The book also lends itself to lessons and activities that focus on making connections, visualizing, questioning and inferring.

 

Table of Contents

 

UNIT OVERVIEW

INTEGRATED STRATEGIES AND ACTIVITIES

 

Pre-reading

Museum collection

Brainstorming

Pre-test

 

Reading Word List

Venn Diagrams

Discussion

Which One Fits?

Listen and Think

 

Writing Word Puzzle

Letter Writing

Personal Writing

 

Spelling Word List

Word Search

Bingo Game

 

Science Video Report Form

Research Report Form

Flip Book (riddles)

Which One is Different?

Picture to Colour

Memory Game

 

Math Number Puzzle

Addition Drill

Measurement ( clam chowder recipe)

 

P.E. Hermit Crab Relay

 

Art Draw a Harbour Seal

Draw a Crab (symmetry)

Killer Whale Stamp

 

36 EVALUATION

Pre-test/Post-test

Book Evaluation

Activity Evaluation

Co-operative Learning Evaluation

 

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