I love books that put characters in difficult situations because they pull readers into the story. When the character has to make a choice, it invites the reader to think about which choice he or she would make in that situation. Rebecca Upjohn's teacher's guide has lots of different activity ideas. Since my students will be learning about various animal habitats, I chose to feature this activity
Activity Name: Loons and their Habitats
Activity Description: Scientists believe loons are related to penguins. How are they similar and how are they different? Have students research the five species of loons (Common Loon, Pacific Loon, Yellow-billed Loon, Red-throated Loon, Arctic Loon). What kind of habitat does each live in and why?
Teacher's Guide Link: digital.orcabook.com/teachersguides-thelastloon/1
4N Essays Are Taking Off!
For the rest of the 2018-2019 school year, students will be writing essays about the books they recommend on our back bulletin board and their writing will be featured on our front bulletin board. Look for essays to be posted on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Celebrate with us as we grow as readers and writers.