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The Pain and the Great One

Last updated Sunday, October 23, 2005

Author: Judy Blume
Date of Publication:
Grade Level: 3rd    (GLCs: Click here for grade level guidelines.)
Date(s) Used: May 2000

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Craft ideas:
•  Do a mini trial--which sibling is right? Divide into teams and argue for each side, and act out parts of the book as you do. Which sibling do you identify with more?
•  Take a piece of paper and fold it in half. How many siblings are in your family? On the top half of the folded paper, draw lines from the fold down to the opening to separate boxes for each sibling (don't for get you!). Cut these lines, but only on one side of the fold, and only to the fold. Write each person's name on their section, on the top tab. Flip open the first person's tab, and draw a picture of who they are in the family, and what they are good at. Repeat for everyone!

*Note: These craft ideas are just suggestions. You can use them, but you don't have to use them. You can expand upon them, or add your own twist. Remember, though, that the focus of your time should not be on the development and execution of a craft; the focus should be on the read-aloud and the enjoyment of the book!