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 lives 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 be trained to be a sheepdog, but will she succeed in becoming a trusty working dog?
In this Picture Book Explorers guide, you can learn about Northumberland and Newcastle, their geography and history through map and timeline activities.
Your child can
- develop creative writing skills
- explore idioms
- extend their vocabulary
- use hands-on activities to develop maths skills
- develop photography skills
- learn about farming in the UK
- learn about football
- learn about dogs
- try regional recipes and more.
You choose the activities to fully tailor this unit into the perfect learning adventure for your child.
~ instructions for over 20 activities;
~ printables including timeline, maps and flag;
~ list of supplies needed;
~ book & film go-along suggestions.
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. When you have taken everything you can from Picture Book Explorers, your family can continue on the learning journey, adding your own ideas and taking inspiration from the suggestions given.
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