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What the Orangutan Told Alice: Teacher's Guide

Length: 37 pages13 minutes


What the Orangutan Told Alice is a book of environmental fiction geared toward an audience of students from sixth through twelfth grade. It gives them an opportunity to learn about orangutans and their fight for survival as an endangered species, preserving the
environment, and the rain forest in an easy-to-read, fantasy story form. Though some names, characters, places and incidents may be recognizable, what the characters say and where they say it are products of the author’s imagination. However, the story is based on true facts from the author’s experience and research.

Teachers who use this guide will find the following features to supplement their own valuable ideas:
• A summary of the book
• Pre-reading and concurrent reading activities
• Comprehension and discussion questions with possible answers, by chapters
• Post reading activities that include the study of literary elements including character study, conflict, similes, metaphors and setting
• Class, partner, or individual projects that connect the curriculum through social studies, science, drama and art activities
• Research ideas for nonfiction report writing

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