IN THE YEAR OF THE BOAR AND JACKIE ROBINSON
By Bette Bao Lord
Shirley Temple Wong and her mother leave their extended family in China to join her father in New York. Though it’s not easy for her, Shirley learns English, makes friends, and becomes a big fan of Brooklyn Dodgers baseball.
Have each child fold two sheets of unlined paper in half three times and staple them together in the center as shown. Have her personalize the cover and then list the chapter titles (the months of the year) on the pages so the booklet resembles a small calendar. After reading a chapter, guide each student to illustrate the chapter’s most important event and then use story details to summarize it on the matching page. After finishing the book, have the child use her summaries to summarize the story on her calendar’s remaining pages.