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A literature based cross-curricular topic pack/unit study to accompany Floss by Kim Lewis - ISBN: 978-0744520712. (Picture book not included).

Set on the author's Northumberland farm in the UK, Floss is one of a series of books that Kim Lewis wrote about her children's lives there. Floss is a young Border collie who live in a town with his elderly owner. The man's son is a Northumberland sheep farmer with an aging Border collie sheepdog. Floss is taken to the farm to learn to be a sheepdog, but will she succeed in becoming a trusty working dog?

In this Picture Book Explorer guide, your child will learn about Northumberland and Newcastle, their geography and history through map and timeline activities. There are suggestions to develop creative writing skills and exploration of the text; hands-on activities to develop maths skills; ideas and suggestions for art activities and developing photography skills. Your child will also learn about farming in the UK through a simple science experiment and extension of language skills. There are also instructions for crafts and regional recipes.

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

Extra supplies will be needed for some of the activities. All actities are optional so that you can fully tailor this sudy to suit your child and your family.

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

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January 9th, 2014
This is a very thorough and exceptional job of material put together with clear instructions, timelines, maps, appendixes, crafts, math, biography, science and matching into one unit study! I am excited to work on this with my sons; thank you! [...]
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This title was added to our catalog on December 06, 2013.