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    Ribsy fun...
    By Krissy

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    Here are some activities that I did with the book "Henry and Ribsy." It was about Ribsy getting lost, many of them should work for your book, too.

    *Make a "LOST DOG" poster describing Ribsy and showing a picture of him

    *Make a time line of events for the story

    *Make a story map with pictures to show Ribsy's journey from beginning to end

    *Pretend you are one of the characters in the story and write a letter to Henry about his dog

    *Check a local library to get the book on tape, allow him to listen to some chapters using headphones.

    *Vocabulary Bingo: I give students a sheet with squares on it. I even put lines in the squares so they can write easily. Before we read, I write 12 words on the board and we discuss them. When we come across them, they cicle the word and we define it. Anyone who gets a bingo while we read receives a Jolly Rancher. We keep the BINGO going until the end of class and students are motivated to pay close attention.

    *Prediction page. Make a worksheet by typing the last few sentences you are going to read in class (end of a section or chapter) and then put several lines. Tell students to predict what will happen next. Have them write the next section of the book.

    *Newspaper Article: Choose an exxciting event in the story and have students write an article about it. Remind them about who, what, when, where, why and how of articles. OR let them choose and event, type it up, and create a class newspaper about the book.

    Hope this helps! If something doesn't make sense, please feel free to e-mail me. I think I have rambled a bit.

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