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Picture Book Explorers - Greyfriars Bobby


A literature based unit study to accompany Greyfriars Bobby by Ruth Brown

ISBN: 0-09-972121-X (Picture Book not included).

N.B The book deals with the death of the dog's owner, so may not be suitable for more sensitive children.

Set in Victorian Edinburgh in Scotland, UK, this book tells the story of a small dog with a big heart. He is the loyal and devoted companion of Old Jock who, sadly, dies one winter. He is buried in the local graveyard, but Bobby is so loyal he stays by his master's grave for the rest of his life, only leaving it to find food from his many friends.

Inside this Picture Book Explorers study, you will find ideas for helping to learn about Edinburgh through fun hands-on science and cooking activities – there's lots of cake in this study :) There are also practical and observational art activities, creative writing suggestions, punctuation practice, mental maths questions and more to give fun learning opportunities to your child.

Includes instructions for over 20 activities; printables including timeline, maps, flag and minibooks; list of supplies needed; book & film go-along suggestions to help you make this study best fit your child.

Extra supplies will be needed to complete some of the activities. All ativties are optional so that you can fully tailor this study for your child.

Written by a British Home Educator, Picture Book Explorers are designed to guide you and your child along a learning journey inspired by beautifully crafted books. Each of the downloadable studies provides stepping stones from reading the story aloud into an enjoyable educational adventure. The hope is, that even after you have taken everything you can from a Picture Book Explorer file, your family will continue on the learning journey, addingyour own ideas and taking inspriation from the suggestions given.

Each study contains maps, flags, a timeline and fact sheets to help you on your way. Some will contain notebooking pages, mini-books, quizzes and/or colouring sheets. They each contain over 20 activity suggestions with the information and/or instructions needed to complete them. These range from discussion ideas to creative writing projects to practical art projects to craft activities to maths problems to science experiments to recipes to games to field trip ideas and beyond. They are fully researched and tested before publication to make sure that your child gets the best quality learning experience possible. Having said that, we're only human and sometimes make mistakes; we welcome all feedback to be able to improve our products and service.

The books must be bought separately – check your library and look out for them in charity shops.

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File Last Updated:
November 05, 2015
This title was added to our catalog on November 19, 2013.