Publisher’s booktrailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJHo2rmS lhM Manassas Symphony plays musical rendition of Bluebird by Staake https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4FMfJnKu uyY Building a character in photoshop (for older kids) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wO4_6Lf CaAA Written interview with Staake on CNN (can be used with 5 th grade for a reading response piece) http://www.cnn.com/2013/05/21/living/bob- staake-bluebird/ webpage for this book: http://www.bobstaake.com/blue birdbook/1.shtml
Author website includes process: http://www.storybreathing.com/ Ask older students what they learned From this video. (how long it takes to complete a project?) Author answers 5 th graders’ questions http://vimeo.com/74464059 Short booktrailer http://vimeo.com/71778929
http://www.rif.org/documents/us/ Lucky_Ducklings.pdfhttp://www.rif.org/documents/us/ Lucky_Ducklings.pdf lesson plans (thanks Francis Umetsu) http://www.whdh.com/story/25735927/firefig hters-rescue-ducklings-in-waltham http://www.myfoxtwincities.com/story/25797 662/video-ducklings-rescued-from-storm-drain http://www.wmur.com/news/duck-rescued- from-storm-drain/26220592#!97m01 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztMZKSZh u-A There are multiple videos of duckling rescues! When using videos, set up ahead so that you can skip the ads.
30 second trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WATQSm KQ2eU Very cute pronunciation guide http://www.teachingbooks.net/pronounce.cgi ?aid=8859 http://www.unleashingreaders.com/?p=1491 Discussion Questions: Is there someone you met that you judged at first and they turned out to be completely different?; Have you ever thought you were going to win something only to have someone beat you? How did this make you feel?
Poppy swears that she is now being haunted by a china doll – who claims that it is made from the ground-up bones of a murdered girl. They must return the doll to where the girl lived, and bury it. Otherwise the three children will be cursed for eternity... https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15944406-doll-bones
this is the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory for book- and puzzle-nerds. or, as one character says, "It'll be like The Hunger Games but with lots of food and no bows or arrows.“Charlie and the Chocolate Factory karenkaren rated it 4 of 5 stars https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16054808-escape-from-mr- lemoncello-s-library
Gaby Howard loves volunteering at the local animal shelter. Her mother has been deported to Honduras and Gaby is stuck living with her inattentive dad. She's confident that her mom will come home soon so that they can adopt Gaby's favorite shelter cat together. But Gaby worries that her plans for the perfect family are about to fall apart. http://destiny.aps.k12.co.us/
But after a series of encounters with witches, wolves, goblins, and trolls alike, getting back home is going to be harder than they thought. Alex and Conner… leave their world behind and find themselves in a foreign land full of wonder and magic where they come face-to-face with the fairy tale characters they grew up reading about. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/11607446-the-wishing- spell?from_search=true
As a dark force engulfs the land, the fate of Erdas has fallen on the shoulders of four young strangers who each have forged a rare bond with their spirit beasts -- a bond that gives great powers to all of them.
Washed ashore as a baby in tiny Tupelo Landing, North Carolina, Mo LoBeau, now eleven, and her best friend Dale turn detective when the amnesiac Colonel, owner of a café and co-parent of Mo with his cook, Miss Lana, seems implicated in a murder.
Due to an administrative mix-up, troublemaker Donovan Curtis is sent to the Academy of Scholastic Distinction, a special program for gifted and talented students, after pulling a major prank at middle school.
Overjoyed to be reunited with her fellow ocean-dwelling dragons, Tsunami the SeaWing continues efforts to end the war for Pyrrhia in spite of a dangerous assassin who is threatening all their lives. The lost heir
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