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Activities for the Reading Club's Featured Books

Our featured selections are award-winning books that are obtainable in print from libraries and bookstores, and are also available in alternate formats (electronic or braille). Grade levels are approximate.



Bridge to Terabithia

By Katherine Paterson

1978. Crowell


Available in braille from the following sources:

1. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
Available in braille and Web-braille.
www.loc.gov/nls/
(202) 707-5100

2. Seedlings Braille Books
$18.00 - Braille versions are available for purchase.
www.seedlings.org
(800) 777-8552

3. Braille International
$18.20 - Braille versions are available for purchase.
www.brailleintl.org
(800) 336-3142




Related Web Sites

• Official Website of Katherine Paterson - Meet the author and get answers to frequently asked questions about her life, writing, and summaries of her works.


Activities:

1. Class or Home Discussions
  • Explore magic and talk about real things and make believe things.

  • Discuss what it would be like to have a friend die and what feelings Jess expressed when his friend died.

  • Make up stories or poems about giants or other make-believe characters that Jess and Leslie created.


2. Fun Things to do
  • Play games from the story (King of the Mountain, puzzles).

  • Build a bridge.


3. Special Trip
Visit Washington, D. C. through pictures or for real!





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