Heather Lang's biographies have fabulous narrative arcs. So, if you're in the middle of a nonfiction unit, but you need to review story structure, this is your book! Plus, Anybody's Game is here in time for Women's History Month, spring training, and opening day. Heather's trading card activity is a ton of fun, too! If you like Anybody's Game, be sure to check out Swimming with Sharks and Fearless Flyer.
Activity Name: Make your own trading cards
Activity Description: (makes two cards) Interview a friend or make a card about yourself or someone you admire from history. On the left side draw/glue a picture of the person, write their name underneath. Complete the information on the right side. Make up a nickname if the person doesn’t have one. Cut around the outside edges, fold in half down the center line, and glue together. Create a class collection!
Website: https://www.heatherlangbooks. com
Sarah Brannen showed the pictures in Anybody's Game while Heather Lang read. Check out Sarah's trailer here: www.katenarita.com/2/post/2018/01/book-trailer-27-madame-martine-breaks-the-rules.html
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