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
Day 25 of Summer Goal
MY SUMMER OFFICIALLY STARTS JUNE 19TH AND ENDS AUGUST 24TH. THAT'S 9.5 WEEKS OF SUMMER OR 66 DAYS. MY ORIGINAL GOAL WAS TO READ A MIDDLE GRADE NOVEL OR 15-20 PICTURE BOOKS A DAY FOR 50 OF THOSE DAYS, BUT MY NEW GOAL IS TO SHOOT FOR 30 DAYS. I DIDN'T REALIZE I'D END UP DOING TEXT SETS! I'LL BLOG ABOUT THE BOOKS AND MY EXPERIENCE HERE. READ ON!