Lisa Wheeler
Lesson plans for Sixteen Cows and other books

Lisa Wheeler
The author's official Web site.

Meet the Author
An interview with Lisa Wheeler. Adobe Reader required; 2 pages.

Old Cricket
Pre-reading and comprehension questions, ideas for post-reading projects that address multiple intelligences.

One Dark Night
Pre-reading and comprehension questions, ideas for post-reading projects that address multiple intelligences.

Porcupining
Pre-reading and comprehension questions, ideas for post-reading projects that address multiple intelligences.

Sailor Moo: Cow at Sea
Prediction questions, comprehension questions using Bloom's Taxonomy, and ideas for post-reading projects that address multiple intelligences.

Street Cows
This 4-page handout asks students to read a newspaper article about urban cow art. Students design their own cow using the same approach the original artists used. Access requires Adobe Reader or compatible application.6

Sixteen Cows
Prediction questions, comprehension questions using Bloom's Taxonomy, and ideas for post-reading projects that address multiple intelligences.

What If We Changed the Book? Problem-Posing with Sixteen Cows
"After hearing the story read aloud, students are invited to brainstorm some literary and mathematical observations to the story. With the teacher's guidance, students then turn those observations into "what-if" mathematical extensions. These extensions become mathematical problems that students solve, both individually and as a whole class. Since this strategy highlights changing attributes of a story, it underscores for children the range of choices that authors have."

Turk & Runt: A Thanksgiving Comedy
Comprehension questions using Bloom's Taxonomy, and ideas for post-reading projects.



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