First Fire

First Fire

A Cherokee Folktale

Book - 2014
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Why are ravens black? Why do screech owl eyes look red in light? How did we get fire? You'll find the answers to those questions in this retelling of a Cherokee pourquoi folktale. The earth was cold and dark but the animals could see fire coming from the tree on the island. They tried to fly or swim to the island to bring back the fire heat and light. What happened to some of the animals? Which animal brought it back and how?This fictional story includes a 4-page For Creative Mindssection in the back of the book and a 41-page cross-curricular Teaching Activity Guideonline. First Fire is vetted by experts and designed to encourage parental engagement. Its extensive back matter helps teachers with time-saving lesson ideas, provides extensions for science, math, and social studies units, and uses inquiry-based learning to help build critical thinking skills in young readers. The Spanish translation supports ELL and dual-language programs. The enhanced ebook reads aloud in both English and Spanish with word highlighting and audio speed control to promote oral language skills, fluency, pronunciation, text engagement, and reading comprehension.
Publisher: Mount Pleasant, SC : Sylvan Dell Publishing , [2014]
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
ISBN: 9781628552072 (english hardcover)
1628552077 (english hardcover)
Call Number: E 398.2089975 ALLEN

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