Activity Packet Stone Fox - MillsClass

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Jersey City Public Schools Department of Curriculum and Instruction Grade 4 2009 Summer Reading Activity Packet Stone Fox By John Reynolds Gardiner ...

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Jersey City Public Schools Department of Curriculum and Instruction Grade 4 2009 Summer Reading

Activity Packet Stone Fox By John Reynolds Gardiner

Name: _________________________________________________

To be completed at home during Summer 2009 and submitted to Grade 5 teacher by September 14, 2009.

Stone Fox By John Reynolds Gardiner

Take the Stone Fox Challenge How many of these activities can you complete?!!! Read Stone Fox by John Reynolds Gardiner and complete at least 5 of the chapter activities. The character analysis and reflection are required to be completed in addition to the 5 chapter activities. Chapter 1 Activity: Make up a practical joke that Grandfather could have played on Little Willy and write about it on this page.

Student Name ____________________________________________ Parent Signature ___________________________________________

Stone Fox By John Reynolds Gardiner

Chapter 2 Activity: Write some examples from Chapter 2 that show how Willy is determined and thoughtful. Write your responses on this page.

Student Name ____________________________________________ Parent Signature __________________________________________

Stone Fox By John Reynolds Gardiner

Chapter 3 Activity: Pretend you were in Wyoming during winter. Think of 2 fun outdoor activities you would engage in and then draw a picture of each of those activities. Refer to the description on page 22 in book.

Student Name ____________________________________________ Parent Signature ___________________________________________

Stone Fox By John Reynolds Gardiner

Chapter 4 Activity: Draw and label a picture of Clifford Snyder based on the description on page 31 in the book.

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Stone Fox By John Reynolds Gardiner

Chapter 5 Activity: In this chapter Willy learns about a dog sled race. He finds out about it by reading a poster. Create a flyer on the next page to advertise for the race. Include information about the race such as the title of event, date and time of event, purpose of event, location of event, etc. Provide pictures or drawings that relate to the event on the flyer as well. Information about the race can be found on page 43 in the book.

Stone Fox By John Reynolds Gardiner

Chapter 5 Activity:

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Stone Fox By John Reynolds Gardiner

Chapter 6 Activity: Draw a picture of your favorite scene in the chapter. Write a paragraph explaining why it is your favorite part. Draw and write your response on the next page.

Stone Fox By John Reynolds Gardiner

Chapter 6 Activity:

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Stone Fox By John Reynolds Gardiner

Chapter 7 Activity: Compare a decision made by you with a decision made by a character in the book. How were they similar? Write a composition about the two problems and solutions on next page.

Stone Fox By John Reynolds Gardiner

Chapter 7 Activity:

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Stone Fox By John Reynolds Gardiner

Chapter 8 Activity: List on this page the names of 5 dog breeds you have researched on the Internet. (Remember when using the Internet for research at home, your parent/guardian should monitor your access and use of the computer). Rank the dog breeds in order with the first breed being your favorite. State your reasons in a composition including why that breed is your favorite. Use the following page for your writing.

Stone Fox By John Reynolds Gardiner

Chapter 8 Activity:

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Stone Fox By John Reynolds Gardiner

Chapter 9 Activity: You are a news reporter assigned to write an article about the race for the Jackson Daily News. Describe the scenario using the Five W’s. Be specific about the details of the scenario and the people watching the race. Use the Jackson Daily News form and attach it to this page.

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Stone Fox By John Reynolds Gardiner

Chapter 10 Activity: Did the story end the way you thought it would? Write your reaction to the author’s ending on this page. Create a different story ending on this page.

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Stone Fox By John Reynolds Gardiner

Character Analysis: Required Activity Stone Fox is a very complex character. Fill out the chart on the following page to identify the characters description, behavior and beliefs from the beginning, in the middle and at end of the story as a guide for your writing. Write an essay about Stone Fox’s motivation/reason to win the race and his treatment of Willy at the beginning of the story on the blank page, labeled Character Analysis Essay. Include how and why Stone Fox changed later in the story.

Stone Fox By John Reynolds Gardiner

Character Analysis Essay:

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Stone Fox By John Reynolds Gardiner

Reflection Page Reflection: Must be completed in addition to the 5 activities selected. Reflection: After reading this story, write a reflection on this page about how the story has made a difference in your life.

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Stone Fox – Day 9

The Jackson Daily News Sunday, December 5, 1892 Reported by ______________________________

15 cents

Student Name:

Title:

Parent Signature:

Author: Beginning of the Story Events

Descriptive Words About the Character

How the Character Behaved

His/Her Beliefs and Values

Character: Middle of the Story Events

End of the Story Events