The Story of a Bookworm Birdie
by Jennifer Berne
Kids Wings Award Book
was part of a big family of starlings. He had many brothers
and sisters and thousands and thousands of cousins. He looked
like all of his relatives, but he was very different from
them. They could fly, but Calvin could not.
he discovered books, Calvin could do something they could
not do. He discovered a BOOK. Calvin learned to READ. He
read letters, words, and sentences! In the library, his
mind soared. At night, he dreamed of becoming a great writer.
While Calvin read, the other starlings practiced flying.
The other starlings would be ready for migration! They even
called Calvin "nerdy birdie," "geeky beaky,"
would happen to Calvin?
Can't Fly, The Story of a Bookworm Birdie is the perfect
book for starting school in in all grades! The cartoon illustrations
by Keith Bendis are hysterical ... the starlings and their
flying practices are a hoot! No library can be complete
without it! It will become an instant favorite, inspiring
kids and teachers to explore the importance of becoming
a well-rounded reader!
Extensions for Calvin
Can't Fly, The Story of a Bookworm Birdie
Dance to Nocturne
and Migration PowerPoint Shows
God's Creatures Have a Place in the Choir
Cat in the Hat Migration Adventure Game
Learning about Inference
The Importance of Stories
that Calvin and YOU would like to read:
Rocket Learned to Read
Floo Visits the Zoo
at the Swamp
Good Knight Tales
A Splendid Friend Indeed
Nutmeg and Barley
Cork and Fuzz, Short and Tall
Kids Wings activity guide for
Calvin Can't Fly, The Story of a Bookworm Birdie
fun and learning, perfect for lesson planning and
printed handouts or for projection on your SmartBoard!
Activities (see screen shots below) include:
Calvin Soars Crossword Puzzle
2-page Readers Theater Script
Do I Understand? Multiple Choice Comprehension
Exploring the Weather Research
Fly This Way, Active Learning
Shapes That Fly, Creative Drawing
And Answer Page
is only one of 54 Literature Guides
the Kids' Wings collection, Bringing
Books to Life for 2012-2013
Can't Fly NOW!
Purchase the collection it is in (54 units for less than $1 each!)
Music: With special thanks to the talented Sandra
for allowing us to use her original composition, "Kim Song"!
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