Thursday, June 16, 2011

Terry Fox: A Story of Hope by Maxine Trottier

Terry Fox: A Story of HopeTerry Fox: A Story of Hope, by Maxine Trottier, is the story of Terry Fox written especially for ages 7-10.  The text of the book is interspersed with real photos from Terry's life.  It is a good book to help children understand the history behind the annual Terry Fox Run which is scheduled for September 18, 2011.  You can read more about the annual run at www.terryfoxorg .

I was surprised by how interested Anna was in the story.  I loved it because it gave us a chance to talk about so many things.

Scholastic created a special page for the Terry Fox book for the 30th anniversary of the run.  You can still access that page and in the clubs/activities section of the scholastic website you can find a number of PDFs to go along with the book, including a Terry Fox trivia Question and Answer sheet, Discussion/Essay Prompts, and a Sneaker Activity where you draw or write about you want to be when you grow up.

This is the fourth book I've featured by Maxine Trottier, the first being Forget-Me-Not, and the second Flags and the third One is Canada.  I'm finding that her books are great social studies resources.

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