This study guide is written for the teacher and parent, packed with science and craft extensions, and coloring and activity handouts to keep little hands busy while they discuss and learn.
Author and Illustrator Biographies: Learn about Nathaniel Benchley, Arnold Lobel, Cynthia Rylant, and Suçie Stevenson.
Vocabulary word introduction and practice
Moral Lessons and Character Values: Advice, telling the truth, lying, pride and not listening, listening to our parents, making promises, need vs. want, forgiveness, getting permission, obey and honor parents, God's protection.
Activities and Writing Assignments: Otters, predators, river otter facts, food chains, animal tracks, book poster, track racing, drama, multiple field trip suggestions, cooking centers, mazes, multiple coloring pages, internet otter learning extensions, gardening, chalk pictures, nature hike, Saint Bernard dogs, dog video, finger painting, rainy day box, sprinklers, animal shelters, astronomy and the planets, coloring pages, matching activity.
Suggestions for Further Reading: We include an in-depth reading list of more books by the same author(s) and other books that tie in with, or are similar to, Oscar Otter and Henry and Mudge in Puddle Trouble.
All of the unit lessons are written from a Christian perspective!
Simon & Schuster, New York