(Due Oct. 29)
Complete this Book Review for The Terrible Two:
Review these vocabulary words:
- idyllic – happy, peaceful, perfect
- dread – to worry, to fear, to dislike greatly
- weasel – a sly or sneaky person
- contingency – a possible future event that must be prepared for
- improvise – to make something up when it’s needed, without planning ahead of time
- thwart – to prevent someone from achieving something
- denizen – a resident of a particular place
The Terrible Two Book Project
This is an optional activity. If you choose to create a book project, please bring it to class on the last day of the session (Oct. 29).
Here are some ideas:
- Construct a diorama of a favorite scene from the book.
- Make your own Pranking Notebook. Include detailed ideas for at least one prank. Be sure to abide by Niles’ Prankster Rules and the Prankster’s Oath.
- Read about Cows and write a Cow Facts book. (Maybe even bring it to class in a Principal Pack!)
- Come dressed as a character from the book. Bring props that will help the class guess who you are.
- Research one of the authors (Mac Barnett or Jory John) and come up with a creative way to introduce them to the class (write an oral report, create a fact poster, dress up as an author and tell about yourself).
- Pretend you are Principal Barkin. Write a “First Day of School” Power Speech that will inspire the students of Yawnee Valley Science and Letters Academy. Give your speech to the class.
- Create a travel brochure, magazine ad, or commercial about Yawnee Valley. Include pictures and interesting facts about the town that would make people want to visit
- Write a school newspaper for Yawnee Valley Science and Letters Academy. Look at a real newspaper to see what types of things should be included.
- Read about the four different compartments of a cow’s stomach, and how each compartment helps digestion. Draw a diagram and explain it to the class.
- Or….come up with your own idea! Write, act, draw, paint, cut, glue, build, read, report – the sky’s the limit! The only rule is that it has to relate to the book in some way.
I can’t wait to see what you can do!!