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- Moon Rope by Lois Ehlert
- coat hangers (1 per student)
- construction paper
Students will "retell a main event from a story heard or read." --Massachusetts English/Language Arts Curriculum Framework
Have students draw and cut out the following: the crescent moon with worms on it, one or two birds, mole, and fox. Using the twine, attach the moon to the coat hanger. Next, attach the rope to the tip of the moon, with the fox on the rope. Attach the mole to a bird, and then attach the bird to the coat hanger as well. The result should be a moon mobile depicting the story. Give students the opportunity to retell the story with the help of their moon mobile.
Compare this tale to Joseph Bruchac's How Turtle Flew South for the Winter.
Read the book in Spanish and have students try to translate.