The guide I made for Lynne Kelly's amazing CHAINED was such fun to make - as they all are in their own special way. Being that this book was extraordinarily rich with theme and culture, the ideas for this guide can spilling out of me. I wanted to create something that could easily be adapted into a classroom setting, something that met CCSS standards in a creative way. By George, I think I nailed it!
The guide includes academic activities in the study of point of view, summary, journaling, and group discussion. And, for a little of fun and flair, I added several arts and crafts activities, all of which are super inexpensive and easy to incorporate as a part of busy day at school.
For your viewing pleasure, I have moderately wrapped my brain around the basics of making a YouTube video featuring the crafts included in the guide. Folks, with the book CHAINED in hand, these projects will make perfect sense.
So, buy the book. Read it. Then go and grab some scissors and glue and have some Simple Saturday-like fun!
I hope you enjoy yourselves with the projects half as much as I did making them.
UPDATE! UPDATE1 UPDATE!
The SCBWI Crystal Kite Awards recognize great books from the 70 SCBWI regions around the world. Each regional chapter was assigned to one of 15 divisions and the membership in each division voted for their favorite book published by an SCBWI member that year.
“The SCBWI is pleased to reward excellence in children’s books,” President Stephen Mooser stated. “These awards honor authors from our many regions and help bring worthy books into the spotlight.”
“Like the Golden Kite Awards, the Crystal Kites are selected by peers---authors and artists working in the children’s book field,” SCBWI Executive Director Lin Oliver commented. “That makes them unique and especially satisfying to receive.”
This book is incredible. I am not the least bit surpised that it has become an award-winner.
Congratulations, Lynne. You have much to be proud of!