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TEACHER'S GUIDE FOR:

Calling the Water Drum

By LaTisha Redding
Illustrations by Aaron Boyd

Teacher’s Guide Features: 

  • Summary and background information
  • Prereading focus questions
  • Vocabulary
  • Discussion questions
  • Ideas for literature circles
  • Ideas for reader’s response and writing activities
  • Strategies for ESL/ELL
  • Interdisciplinary activities and connections

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About This Title

Guided Reading:

P

Lexile:

550L

Interest Level:

Grades PreK - 5

Reading Level:

Grades 3 - 3

Themes

African/African American Interest, Childhood Experiences and Memories, Coping with Death, Courage, Cultural Diversity, Empathy/Compassion, Families, Friendship, Gratitude, Heroism, Home, Identity/Self Esteem/Confidence, Immigration, Kindness/Caring, Multiethnic interest, Music, Nature/Science, New York, Overcoming Obstacles, Persistence/Grit, Poverty, Realistic Fiction

Collections

Realistic Fiction Grades 3-5, Diverse Background English Collection Grades PreK-2, Death & Grief, Realistic Fiction Collection Grades PreK-2, Historical Fiction Grades PreK-2, Historical Fiction Grades 3-6, 2016 Book Collection, African American English Collection Grades 3-6, Refugee Children's Book Collection, Persistence and Determination Collection, Courage and Bravery Collection, Social and Emotional Learning Collection, Immigration Collection, EmbraceRace Webinar: Books That Inspire Resilience in Kids of Color, Social and Emotional Learning Collection, Recognizing & Managing Emotions Collection, Trauma-Informed Collection

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