A Morning to Polish and Keep Teacher’s Guide

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A Morning to Polish and Keep reveals the bond between young and old and the cycles of life found in both human and orca worlds. It can be used as a springboard to various research activities.  This teacher’s guide provides various integrated strategies and activities for areas such as reading, vocabulary development, science, geography, and more.

Grades 2-5

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Description

D N Wilson

Pacific Edge Publishing

57 pp, softcover, blackline masters

Level: Grades 2-5


Summary

A Morning to Polish and Keep is a story about a family and their last fishing trip of the year. Amy, about ten years of age, hooks and struggles to land a large salmon. Unfortunately, she loses the fish when she is distracted by a sighting of a pod of orca whales passing close by their boat. Amy and her family experience a wonderful morning despite this initial bad luck, because the family members support and encourage each other. This caring aspect of the family contributes to the “specialness” of the last fishing trip of the summer.

 

Comment

A Morning to Polish and Keep could be used as an integral part of a larger thematic unit such as a study of orcas, or simply as a book that students will enjoy. It would be a valuable addition to a seashore unit or a medium for exploring family issues. The illustrations are superb and can be used as a lead-in to more specific studies about watercolours and geographic locations.

 

Table of Contents

UNIT OVERVIEW

INTEGRATED STRATEGIES AND ACTIVITIES

Pre-reading
– KWL
– People Search
– Knowledge Circle
– Pre-Test
– Think Pair and Share
– Museum Collection

Reading
– Overhead Reading
– On the Line or Between the Lines?
– Good, Better, Best, Reading
– Sequencing
– Invisible Ink
– Setting Chart

Vocabulary Development
– Book Bingo
– Book Boggle
– Reflective Writing
– Flip up Booklets
– First, Next, Then, Finally
– Just the Facts
– Your Opinion, Please
– Facts, Lies and Questions
– Compare and Contrast
– Comparing and Contrasting Sentences
– Story Grammar
– Characters’ Feelings
– Pretend Letter
– Senses Wheel
– Thinking Bubbles
– Ocean Blocks
– Memory Game

Spelling
– Worksheets

Science
– Fishing Tackle
– Coho Salmon
– F.L.Q.
– The Salmon Life Cycle Story
– The Salmon’s Body
– Sockeye Salmon
– Salmon Worksheet
– F.L.Q.

Geography
– The Ocean and Maps

Research
– The Five Stages of Research
– Student Research Plan
– Research Sorting Page

Cooking
– Cinnamon Buns

Memory Game

Evaluation
– PreTest/Post Test
– Book Evaluation
– Activity Evaluation Cooperative Learning Evaluation

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