Jessie’s Island Teacher’s Guide (PDF)

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Jessie’s Island could be used as a springboard to various research activities. It also lends itself to a comparative study of lifestyles.  The teacher’s guide includes various integrated strategies and activities pertaining to reading, writing, spelling, and different subject areas, such as math, P.E., art, and science.

Grades 2-5

Description

Brenda Boreham

Pacific Edge Publishing

40 pp, softcover, blackline masters

Level: Grades 2-5


Summary

Cousin Thomas, who lives in the city, teases Jessie that life on an island (without a planetarium, museum, video arcades and malls) must be boring. Jessie responds by inviting Thomas to come and visit so that she can introduce him to the tide pools, beaches, fishing, swimming and the endless exploration of the natural world that is her island home.

 

Comment

The diversity of wildlife and plants that are an essential part of this story form a direct link to the elementary school science curriculum. The book also lends itself to lessons and activities that focus on making connections, visualizing, questioning and inferring.

 

Table of Contents

UNIT OVERVIEW
INTEGRATED STRATEGIES AND ACTIVITIES

Pre-reading
– Museum collection
– Brainstorming
– Pre-test

Reading Word List
– Venn Diagrams
– Discussion
– Which One Fits?
– Listen and Think

Writing Word Puzzle
– Letter Writing
– Personal Writing

Spelling Word List
– Word Search
– Bingo Game

Science Video Report Form
– Research Report Form
– Flip Book (riddles)
– Which One is Different?
– Picture to Colour
– Memory Game

Math Number Puzzle
– Addition Drill
– Measurement ( clam chowder recipe)

P.E. Hermit Crab Relay

Art Draw a Harbour Seal
– Draw a Crab (symmetry)
– Killer Whale Stamp

36 EVALUATION
– Pre-test/Post-test
– Book Evaluation
– Activity Evaluation
– Co-operative Learning Evaluation

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