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Supplements to the August/September 2013 issue

Kind News, August/September 2013

In this issue of Kind News, we learn about protecting our wild neighbors, an 11-year-old Texan's fight against shark finning, and how to keep critters out of your home.

Common Core Standards

After students read the feature story, explore the issue with them using the following activities, aligned with the Common Core Standards.

Primary (grades K-2): SL.K-2.2 Remind the class that wild animals should be wild and free, but some animals depend on humans. Tell students that you are going to name some animals. If they think the animals depend on humans, they should clasp their hands together. If they think the animal should be wild and free, they should open their hands and spread their arms apart. Animals may include: cat, bat, hamster, dog, tiger, whale, guinea pig, raccoon, porcupine, skunk.

Junior (grades 3-4): SL.3-4.1 and Senior (grades 5-6): SL.5.1 Ask students what the author’s opinion about keeping cats indoors is in “Avoid a Cat-astrophe.” How does the author support the position? Do students agree or disagree?

Supplemental worksheets

Test students on what they learned in this issue of Kind News.
Grades K-2: Sounds Like
Grades 3-6: The Essay

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