- Oliver Finds His Way by Phyllis Root
- two sheets of transparency film
- Vis a Vis markers
Create a list of geographical terms that appear in the book. Include down, around, under, and up. "To the edge" is mentioned as well.
Lay the transparency film over the end papers, at the back of the book. (The end papers, or end pages, are the pages at the beginning and ending of a book, two of which are afixed to the book cover.) Draw Oliver near the rabbits, at the bottom of the illustration.
As students use the geographic terms from the list, draw a line to show Oliver's route back home. You could even show him going "through" the bushes, or "over" the stone wall.
Have students draw a map, to help Oliver's parents find him.
Create a bulletin board display that shows Oliver finding his way home. Label the display with geographic terms.
Phyllis Root has written numerous books for children, including Kiss the Cow and Mouse Goes Out.