The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly

By Jacqueline Kelly

Calpurnia Virginia Tate is 11 years outdated in 1899 whilst she wonders why the yellow grasshoppers in her Texas yard are loads greater than the golf green ones. With a bit support from her notoriously cantankerous grandfather, an avid naturalist, she figures out that the golf green grasshoppers are more straightforward to determine opposed to the yellow grass, so that they are eaten ahead of they could get any better. As Callie explores the flora and fauna round her, she develops an in depth dating along with her grandfather, navigates the hazards of residing with six brothers, and is derived up opposed to simply what it potential to be a woman on the flip of the century. Debut writer Jacqueline Kelly deftly brings Callie and her kinfolk to existence, taking pictures a 12 months of turning out to be up with exact sensitivity and a wry wit.

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Rag) • The part of your body that has hair, ears, and a face. (head) • What you do when you look at the words and pictures in a book. (read) • The shape of a circle. (round) Fluency: Choral Reading 1. Reread the story with your child at least two more times while your child tracks the print by running a finger under the words as they are read. Ask your child to read the words he or she knows with you. 2. Reread the story aloud together. Be careful to read at a rate that your child can keep up with.

2. Write each letter in the words “the playground” on separate small pieces of paper. 3. Explain to your child that the letters in the words the and playground can be used to make new words. 4. Provide the following clues and help your child use the letters to make the correct words. Ask your child to write the words on the paper under “the playground”. indd 30 5/26/10 8:39 AM • A word that describes what you can do for fun with your friends. (play) • Where you plant seeds. (ground) • What you do when you use money to buy something.

Pound) • What you do when you get in bed. (lay) • Something you use to carry things (like your food in the lunchroom). (tray) • The color made by mixing white and black. (gray) • Something you use to clean things. (rag) • The part of your body that has hair, ears, and a face. (head) • What you do when you look at the words and pictures in a book. (read) • The shape of a circle. (round) Fluency: Choral Reading 1. Reread the story with your child at least two more times while your child tracks the print by running a finger under the words as they are read.

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