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Calvin Coconut, Night of the Seven Splashes, Surfer of the Centu

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A Hawaiian Trio! Calvin Coconut (realistic fiction) The Night of the Seven Splashes (legend)! Surfer of the Century (biography)! The 29-page Kids' Wings unit for Calvin Coconut is the perfect vehicle for improving vocabulary, comprehension, cooperative group skills, and cross-curriculum skills while exploring real life problems entwined with fun in your classroom!

The Calvin Coconut unit includes

  • Pre-Reading Discussion Cards 
  • 2-Page Readers’ Theater Introduction
  • Preparing Your Intellectual Tools, Dialectical Journals
  • Map Activity: Where in the World is Hawaii?
  • Similes: Words That Paint Pictures
  • Reading The Map; Map Making--My Home
  • Chapter Guides: Vocabulary, Predict/Read/Confirm Chapter Questions
  • Chapter Check Ups: Multiple Choice Comprehension Activities
  • The Write Stuff: What's Troubling Tito?
  • Sequence This!
  • The Write Stuff: Bad Decisions
  • Hawaiian Recipes
  • Crossword Puzzle: Action Verbs
  • The Write Stuff: What's Up with Stella?
  • Converting Dialect to Standard English
  • 3-Page Lesson Plan for Teaching Sentence Combining: Compound and Complex Sentences 
  • Who's Who? Puzzle
  • Wrapping Up the Story--Discussion Cards
  • Famous Last Words Puzzle
  • Acting Out The Centipede Catastrophe
  • Answer Pages

Night of the Seven Splashes is the Hawaiian menehune legend that explains how the Hawaiian Islands were formed. It is prepared in PowerPoint and will lend itself to the telling on a felt board.

Also included is a Kids Wing activity guide for Surfer of the Century by Ellie Crowe, the biography of Hawaii's beloved Olympic hero.  Activities include:

  • Pre-Reading Discussion Cards 
  • Readers’ Theater Introduction
  • Getting Ready to Read Nonfiction--Pretest
  • Map Activity: Where in the World is Hawaii?
  • Character Study
  • Vocabulary List
  • Vocabulary Bingo
  • Taking Waves, Making Waves
  • Multiple Choice Comprehension 
  • Olympic Champion Research
  • Olympic Champion Writing
  • Comparing Books
  • Answer Pages


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