Your students will love becoming explorers themselves as they get caught up the adventures of Elmer Elevator! The Newbery Award winning book My Father’s Dragon is the first in a fantasy trilogy by Ruth Stiles Gannett. It is a charming story about a clever hero Elmer Elevator. This delightful book is sure to engage your students and it’s now a part of the public domain and you can get it for free to use with your students!
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Graphic Organizers: Multiple graphic organizers for recording setting, problem/solution and tracking knapsack contents.
Chapter Comprehension Questions: Questions from each chapter requiring a complete sentence answer. Printable packets can be used for individual work or for group discussions.
Vocabulary Cards with Definitions: Printable vocabulary cards for center games or individual/partner study. (multiple formats)
Pocket Chart Vocabulary Card: Larger print cards for pocket chart classroom display.
Vocabulary Quizzes with and without word bank: Fill in the blank vocabulary quizzes for student assessment.
Synonym/Antonym Activities: Fun secret message decoder activities using story vocabulary.
Creative Writing Planning Organizer: 8 page story planning guide to help students create an outline for writing their own island adventure story.
Creative Writing Paper: Lined paper for creative story writing using images from the story.
Island Art Activity: Parent letter and directions for making student islands integrating landform study with art and literature.
Quote Bookmarks: Printable bookmarks with different quotes from the story that can be used for a pre-reading activity. Provide each student a bookmark have each student share their quote aloud with the class before reading. Have students be on the lookout for when their quote appears. (set of 20)
Writing Rubric: Basic rubric that can be used to assess the creative writing project
Math Prompts: Word problems created using the character and items from the story
Wild Island Graphing Activity: Math graphing practice using the characters from the book.
Landform Definition Cards: Integrate science with these landform definition cards that can be used for centers or individual/partner study. (multiple formats)
Landform Drawing Activity: Printable for students to draw examples of the landforms.
Landform Definition Quiz: Assessment of landform vocabulary