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
The Magic Three: Writing, Teaching and Creating
I'll be posting about writing, creating and teaching, the magic threes, on the threes the 3rd, the 13th, and the 23rd. (Yes, I know my first post was on the 22nd...oops!) Looking forward to sharing with you.