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March and April 2004

Reading Adventures - Big Cats! K-2
The Play's the Thing! 3-5


Reading Adventures - Big Cats!

We will use fiction and nonfiction books, rhymes, poems and activities to learn about the wild cousins of the friendly housecat!

Recommended for grades K-2.

Resources for K-2

Books, Non-Fiction
Big Cats, Bobbie Kalman & Tammy Everts (1994)
Really Big Cats, Allan Fowler (1998)
Scary Creatures Big Cats, Penny Clarke (2003)
A Visual Introduction to Wildcats, Bernard Stonehouse (1999)
Books, Fiction
Little Lousie the Baby Bloomer, Robert Kraus (1998)
Who is coming?, Patricia C. McKissack (1986)

The Play's the Thing!

Celebrate the anniversary of Shakespeare's birthday in April 1564 (440 years ago!) by exploring the world of drama through Reader's Theatre. Together, we will examine the qualities that make a play entertaining! Students will then have the opportunity to perform a short Reader's Theatre with their classmates.

Recommended for grades 3-5.

Resources for 3-5

Books, Non-Fiction
Eyewitness Books Shakespeare, Peter Chrisp(2002)
Readers' Theater Grade 3, Barbara Linde (2003)
William Shakespeare's Macbeth, (1998)

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