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Teacher's guide:


I will provide a free CD of the Teacher's Activity and Resource Guide (100 pages) to schools/teachers who will purchase sufficient copies of The Black Pearl of Osis for use in the classroom.


Please contact me at: ingrid42mcc@gmail.com  for further information.


View the contents of the cover and index of the guide, below:

 

Osis Fantasy Trilogy

 by Ingrid McCarthy

Black Pearl of Osis Trilogy


A Teachers’ Activity and Resource Guide¬© for Using in the Classroom



THE BLACK PEARL OF OSIS

 


Creative Writing - Tests & Quizzes - Word Games - Critical Thinking

Art Projects - Curriculum Challenges



Written by Ingrid McCarthy, Book Cover Art by Tom Szyc



© 2013 by Ingrid McCarthy

Teachers may reproduce freely pages of this guide, as required for classroom

use.  For a wider circulation within the school, or school system, permission

must be obtained by contacting the author: www.ingridmccarthy.com.

This work is protected under the copyright laws of Canada.



TABLE OF CONTENTS


          Introduction                                                             

          About the Author                                                      

          Book Summary                                                          

          Before Reading the Book (Activity A)                            

          Before Reading the Book (Activity B)                            



PART ONE / Chapters 1 through 5

  

  • A Trip to the Sky: What are the Constellations?                  
  • Wacky Quiz Time! - Multiple answers                                 
  • Mythology and the Stars - The Big Dipper                          
  • Back to the Sky - The Legend of Callisto (Ursa Major           
  • Create Your Own Mythology (Draft) - Story Ideas                
  • A Visit to Aunt Josie’s Studio - Create a Book Cover            
  • Q & A Time with Master Cobalt - Write a Wish List               
  • Be a Cartographer - Design a Map                                     
  • Synonyms - Explained, plus Creative Activity                       
  • Story Quiz Time:                                                           



PART TWO / Chapters 6 through 11

  

  • Tourist Poster Competition For The Kingdom of Aqua

          Colonia - Class Project                                               

  • Antonyms - Explained, plus Creative Activity                       
  • Back to Your Mythology (Draft) - Revision, incorporating      

          Antonyms                                                                

  • Poetry Time – Acrostics                                                  
  • Art Project - The Magic Skipping Rope                               
  • Story Quiz Time:                                                           



PART THREE / Chapters 12 through 16

  

  • Figurative Language - Similes Explained                             
  • Identification of Similes in Chapters                                   
  • Box Quiz No. 1 - Find the Answers / Solve A Puzzle              
  • Box Quiz No. 2 - Find the Questions / Solve a Puzzle            
  • Life in An Ancient World - Creation of A Fictitious                
  • Ancient World, plus Art Project (Creative Thinking)              
  • Fast Forward into the Future - Our Town in 3025

          (Creative Thinking)                                                   

  • Story Quiz Time                                                             
  • Back to Your Mythology (Draft) - Revision, incorporating
  • Similes                                                                         



PART FOUR / Chapters 17 through 21

  

  • Part A: Creative Writing and Your Five Senses                    
  • Part B: Back to Your Mythology - Revision with Focus on

          the Five Senses                                                        

  • Drama Time - Acting Out Scenes from Chapters 17&18;

          Changing Dialogue/Creating New Dialogue                      

  • Art Projects - Drawing from Imagination                            
  • Let’s Talk About Food - Mediaeval Banquet                         
  • Story Quiz Time:



PART FIVE / Chapters 22 through 26

  

  • About Adverbs and Adjectives                                          
  • Adverb and Adjective Detective - Hunting

for Adverbs and Adjectives                                         

  • Back to Your Mythology - Revision, incorporating

          Adverbs and Adjectives                                              

  • The Art of Water Colours                                                
  • What’s In A Name? - Name, Identification,

          and Colour Art Project                                               

  • Dreaming in Technicolour - Personal Colour Question            
  • Story Quiz Time:                                                           



PART SIX / Chapters 27 through 31

  

  • Limericks - Origin and History                                           
  • Create a Limerick - Art and Poetry Activity                         
  • Capitals (and more) of the Kingdoms of the World -

          Geography Project                                                    

  • Back to Your Mythology:                                                 

          A Last Look in four steps:

                   1 Checklist                                                     

                   2 Give and Receive Positive Criticism/ Be an Editor,

                   and a Critic                                                    

                   3 Final Revision                                               

                   4 Book Cover Design                                        

  • Story Quiz Time                                                             
  • Jonathan and Magenta in the Coliseum - Creative

          Writing Activity Using an Illustration                             



PART SEVEN / Chapters 32 through 36

  

  • Black Pearls - Where Do They and Other Pearls

          Come From?                                                            

  • Pearl Art Project                                                            
  • Quiz - True or False Black &White Pearl Facts                     
  • Monte - Eulogy for A Dog - Creative Writing and

          Art Project                                                              

  • It’s All in A Bubble - Writing Sounds In A Cartoon                 
  • Onomatopoeia / Word and Sound Activities                         
  • Villains in Literature                                                        
  • Final Quiz:                                                                    



After the Book

            

          Book Report Ideas                                                       

          Topics for Discussion                                                 

          Back to Aunt Josie’s Studio                                         

          Answer Keys


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