Verna Aardema
Lesson plans for Borreguita and the Coyote and other books

| Biography and Background | | Borreguita and the Coyote | | Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain | | Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears |

Biography and Background

Verna Aardema
The author's biography at Wikipedia.

Borreguita and the Coyote

Teachers Activities
Eight pages of learning activities, including language arts, visual art, crafts, social studies, science (sound and observation), and comparing/contrasting with a graphic organizer. Adobe Reader needed for access.

Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain

Africa: It's not a Country
These lessons about Africa are designed to support study of Bringing the Rain to the Kapiti Plain .

Bringing the Rain to the Kapiti Plain
An online vocabulary quiz.

Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain
Comprehension questions with an emphasis on economic concepts of economic wants, natural resources, capital resources, and scarcity.

Making Rain
Students experience rain through a hands-on auditory activity, a science experiment, Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain , poetry reading and writing, song and chant, and an instrument-making activity.

A Readers' Theatre for Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain
Students will examine text through fluent reading and participation in a dramatic presentation of prose. Students will discuss ways in which climate/weather affect animals. Students will discuss the interdependence of plants and animals. Lesson includes readers' theatre script. This lesson is designed for second graders.

Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears

Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears
A wide variety of cross-curricular learning activities, including links to animal printouts.

Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears
This page has a summary. Follow links to a discussion guide and extension activity.



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