Gooney Bird Greene (Hardcover) by Lois Lowry; illustrated by Middy Thomas. Houghton Mifflin, 2002. ISBN: 0618238484. pp: 96.
a chapter book. Ages: 6-9, gr: 1-3


Gooney Bird Greene arrives in Mrs. Pidgeon’s second grade classroom in October. Gooney Bird creates quite a sensation. With her unique storytelling ability, she gets the entire class interested in sharing absolutely true stories about their own lives.


Prereading Activity:
Read together from the information about Lois Lowry and Gooney Bird Greene. Complete a graphic organizer called Summary Frame. A Summary Frame provides students with the following prompts:
Before I started reading about ______________, I knew _________.
In the article(s), I learned ____________________________________.
I also learned _______________________________________________.
I was surprised ________________________________________________

Chapter One

Chapter Two

Chapter Three

Chapter Four

Chapter Five

Chapter Six

Chapter Seven

Post Reading Activity
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Gooney Bird Greene
Accelerated Reader: Quiz #65304 EN; Book Level 3.9; Points= 2.0
Book Adventure (Sylvan): Quiz Level 3
Lexile= 590