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
Weekly Wall Recommendations
For the 2018-2019 school year, students will be choosing books to display on our classroom recommendation wall. The wall is a lending library. It showcases the various literature choices in the classroom, celebrates students' voices and choices, facilitates getting to know each other through our literature choices, and facilitates communication with the global learning community.