My Father’s Dragon
My Father’s Dragon tells the story of Elmer Elevator. Elmer runs away to a Wild Island to rescue a baby Dragon. Elmer must use two dozen pink lollipops, rubber bands, chewing gum, a fine-toothed comb, and other objects to tame fierce beasts. The rescue mission on Wild Island turns into quite an adventure.
Teaching Ideas for the Book
Free Printable Activities to use with the Book
The printable contains
Claymation – My Father’s Dragon in 90 Seconds
This youtube video highlights only part of the book. It is excellent! Have students evaluate the video.
Free Audio Book
LibriVox records books that are in Public Domain. This excellent audio book is read by a child. You can download the entire story or listen online chapter by chapter.
If you are lucky enough to have laptops or iPads for your class, you may enjoy using an online version of the book. This one includes the images.
How to Fold and Origami Dragon
I love this video series. It is great to see the projects can be completed by kids. This episode shows how to make an origami dragon.
Teaching Ideas from Random House
This three page printable is from Random House. It includes the following:
Student activities from Storyboard That include:
My Father’s Dragon Book Unit
My Father’s Dragon Book Unit contains graphic organizers for an interactive notebook and game activities. Vocabulary, comprehension, constructive response writing, and skill practice are all included.
My Father’s Dragon Activities
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