You can purchase activities for Gerald McDermott's Monkey, A Trickster Tale from India (10 pages) and Jabuti the Tortoise, A Trickster Tale from the Amazon (11 pages) PLUS Same, Same But Different (7 pages comparing USA to India), All 28 pages available for immediate download for only $12.95! Sharable within your school! Click Here to Download

"Here, there are few cars and still too much traffic. Same, same but different."

Same, Same But Different
by Jenny Sue Kosteciki-Shaw
Kids Wings Top Flight Book
TLA 2X2 Book for 2012-2013

If you had a pen pal in India, what would tell him about your home, your school, your family, your pets, and the way you travel?

Can you guess what he would tell you about the way he lives?

What do you think would be different?

Would some things be the same?

Same, Same But Different by Jenny Sue Kosteciki-Shaw shows how India and the United States are the same and how they're different. It's a picture book that will inspire research, pen pals, and learning about other cultures. An excellent addition to the primary classroom library!

Internet Extensions for
Same, Same But Different
by Jenny Sue Kosteciki-Shaw

Author/Illustrator Jenny Sue Kosteciki-Shaw

Life in the United States
The United States Government

The United States Map Game

Learn About India

Daily Life in India

India, Past and Present

ater Script

Grade K-3 Literary Connections:
Jabuti the Tortoise, A Trickster Tale from the Amazon

Water Buffalo Days (Vietnam)
The Littlest Llama (South America)
Fiesta Fiasco (Mexico)
For You Are a Kenyan Child (Africa)
Jabuti, The Tortoise (The Amazon)

The Kids Wings 10-page activity guide for Same, Same But Different by Jenny Sue Kosteciki-Shaw reinforces information in the book about how pen pals discover that India is similar to and different from the United States. The picture book for grades K-3, features colorful, full layout illustrations to expand the sparce text on each page. The Kids Wings literature guide is perfect for lesson planning and printed handouts or projection slides on your SmartBoard!

Activities (see some screen shots below) include:
Pre-Reading Discussion Cards
Map Activities
Compare India and the United States
Getting There
Illustrating Similarities and Differences
Matching Letters
Answer Page



With special thanks to the talented Matthew Drollinger for allowing us to use
his beautiful original composition, "A New Day" as our background music


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