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The Bone Man by Laura Simms
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Dec 17, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: traditional-literature
Read in December, 2009

Independent Reading: 2nd -5th grade

Sims did a wonderful job retelling the Modoc tale of “The Bone Man”. McCurdy added an array of beautiful scrapboard print illustrations that consisted of dominance and earth tones which complements the words and culture expressed by Sims in this tall tale. The narrative style of writing with the presentation of an oral origin gives this story great character. Children will be drawn to this tale because a young boy that seems to be in there age group is the hero and the design of the bone man is an original, interesting looking villian.


Social Science/ Math

Lesson Plan: Social Science- Divide the class into five groups and assign each one to investigate the life style of the Modoc Native Americans. (Housing, Eating habits, Sports, Where they lived and the eco system there, Beliefs)
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