Instructional Ideas & Extensions
to the North Carolina Standard Course of Study
Ideas and Extension:
Do a unit on Wilson Rawls or Kate
Write letters to the authors
Create a class book of animal stories
that have impacted human lives.
Collect local myths, legends, or
stories such as the fairy ring, the Old Man of the Mountains, Thor the
thunder god, the Littmus Lozenges story, or Miss Franny Block's "Bear in
the Library" story.
Have students make a Venn Diagram
comparison/contrast of Opal and Jay Berry or Rowdy and Winn-Dixie.
Students can put on skits that summerize
the different books for the other literature circles.
Have students make a story map for
the sequal to either book or the first chapter for the sequal. Students
should include characters and their traits, the setting, plot, theme, problems,
Do historical studies on Florida
or Oklahoma, the Ozark Mountains, or Cherokee Territories.