Ruth Stiles Gannet’s dearly beloved My Father’s Dragon has been enchanting readers since its publication in 1948, and has remained a timeless children’s classic. A tale regarding the narrator’s father, who is sweetly named Elmer Elevator, the story is catapulted with Elmer’s burgeoning friendship with an alley cat. The elderly cat tells the young boy about Wild Island, a mystical island that is nearly halved by a divisive river. The island’s inhabitants find it tiresome to repeatedly go the long way round to cross to the other side of the island, and as such, have made a baby dragon their slave, forcing the dragon to fly loads to and from the opposing riverbanks. Horrified by the tale, and longing for a way “to fly just anywhere you might think of”, Elmer decides to venture to the far away island, and save the dragon from its plight. Awash in detailed black and white drawings, Gannett has composed a tale that is vivid and engaging, yet simple enough to be a student’s first chapter book. My Father’s Dragon, with its ingenious and charming hero, is sure to spark a love of reading in young children, who will be delighted to find Gannett wrote two sequels, Elmer and the Dragon and The Dragons of Blueland.
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Ride along on an exciting adventure with Elmer as he attempts to rescue a baby dragon held captive on a mysterious land. Young readers will learn to think on their feet as they travel with Elmer. This instructional guide for literature is the perfect tool to aid students in analyzing and comprehending this engaging story. Appealing and challenging cross-curricular lessons and activities were written to support this well-known story and incorporate research-based literacy skills to help students become thorough readers. These lessons and activities work in conjunction with the text to teach students how to analyze and comprehend story elements in multiple ways, practice close reading and text-based vocabulary, determine meaning through text-dependent questions, and much more.
These assessment questions for My Father's Dragon are modeled after current testing models requiring students to revisit the text for answers. Students have to support their opinions and inferences with examples from the text. Assess your students' understanding of the text by using this text-based assessment.
Students respond to My Father's Dragon through writing. Various writing prompts, which require students to make connections, are provided. Narrative, opinion, and informative/explanatory prompts are included along with themed writing paper. Rigorously study this great work of children’s literature by making connections and responding to writing prompts.
These activities for My Father's Dragon by practice key language convention skills. The activities integrate literature with learning about grammar, word choice, and sentence structure. Learning can be fun when it's connected to literature. Rigorously study this great work of children’s literature and practice key language convention skills in an engaging way.
These cross-curricular activities for My Father's Dragon incorporate key skills from the Common Core. The activities integrate literature with social studies, science, mathematics, and more. Included activity pages engage and challenge students. Rigorously study this great work of children’s literature by making connections between the book and other content areas.
These post-reading activities for My Father's Dragon allow students to share their understanding of characters, plot, and settings of the book. They have opportunities to write, draw, and perform based on what they've learned. After reading this great work of children’s literature give students opportunities to share what they've discovered.
These leveled discussion questions about My Father's Dragon require students to read closely, make connections, and share their analyses. Included are leveled comprehension questions and suggested answers. Rigorously study this great work of children’s literature through rich analysis of the characters, setting, and plot.
Students analyze My Father's Dragon using key skills from the Common Core. Close reading of the text is required to answer text-dependent questions. Included are student pages with the text-dependent questions as well as suggested answers. Rigorously study this great work of children’s literature through close reading and responding to text-dependent questions.
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