Tua and the Elephant

Related Activities & Book Talk Teasers

Discussion guide:
http://www.chroniclebooks.com/landing-pages/pdfs/TuaElephant_DisucssionGuide_MECHS.pdf

Ideas for using the book as a mentor text and writing prompts: http://www.teachmentortexts.com/2012/06/tua-and-elephant.html#axzz2FYm127DG

Learn Thai language:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJNrs4z_Pn0  (8:35)

Try Thai food:
http://www.thaifoodtonight.com/thaifoodtonight/recipes.htm

http://thaifood.about.com/od/thairecipes/tp/bestclassicthairecipes.htm

Taking in Thailand (Coloring pages and other resources about Thailand):
http://countries.mrdonn.org/thailand.html

Thailand games & activities for kids:
http://www.wartgames.com/themes/countries/thailand.html

Asian elephants lessons & activities:
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/mammals/elephant/

http://www.ifaw.org/sites/default/files/education-publications/ca/cae_aaw11_extension_lesson_adaptations.pdf

http://kidworldcitizen.org/2012/03/27/try-this-gorgeous-asian-elephant-craft/

Learn about ways you can help Asian elephants: http://www.elephantnaturepark.org/howyoucanhelp.htm

Discovery Education teacher’s guide about elephants (will need subscription to view video):
http://school.discoveryeducation.com/teachersguides/pdf/lifescience/ds/corwin_elephants.pdf

Book Talk Teasers

First read aloud the inside flap of the jacket, and then continue with the next two excerpts.

Read chapter three until the end of page 32.

Begin on page 38 with “A chill woke Tua…” through the end of the chapter.

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