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I use <a href="http://bookwizard.scholastic.c... Wild Christmas Reindeer</i></a> as part of a Jan Brett author study. I also use it to remind students how to treat others. My students enjoy the story and the illustrations.
- The Wild Christmas Reindeer by Jan Brett
Students read a wide range of print and non-print texts to build an understanding of texts, of themselves, and of the cultures of the United States and the world; to acquire new information; and for personal fulfillment.
Be sure to have the students talk about the story that is happening at the side of each page. Allow time for the students to notice the details in the illustrations on each page. Discuss the lesson Teeka learned in the story.
The students could visit Jan Brett's website for more activities and coloring pages based on The Wild Christmas Reindeer.
The students could learn more about Norway and reindeer by visiting the Internet links listed in the resources.
The students could use KidPix on the computer to draw their own illustrations.
The students could write a book about reindeer and use their KidPix drawings to illustrate it.
The Wild Christmas Reindeer newsnotes - www.janbrett.com/newsnotes/reindeer_newsnotes2.htm
Winterfarm coloring page - www.janbrett.com/reindeer_towers_coloring_page.htm
Winterfarm ornaments - www.janbrett.com/reindeer_ornaments_coloring_page.htm
Norway links: www.visitnorway.com/
Map - http://drift.uninett.no/kart/norgeskartet/index.php
Flag - http://fotw.fivestarflags.com/no.html
The World Factbook: Norway - www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/no.html
The Royal Family - www.kongehuset.no/default.asp?lang=eng
Norway photos - www.jorgetutor.com/noruega/noruega.htm
Christmas in Norway - www.californiamall.com/holidaytraditions/traditions-Norway.htm
Rosemaling - www.elca.org/countrypackets/norway/crafts.html
Rosemaling styles - www.rosemaling.org/styles.htm
Rosemaling samples - www.twinportsrosemaling.org/new-gallery.htm
Norwegian trunk - www.state.nd.us/hist/forms/olsontrunkletter.pdf
Scandinavian festival - www.twinportsrosemaling.org/
Reindeer links: www.mnh.si.edu/arctic/html/caribou_reindeer.html