Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Episode 52: Auntie Kerry and the Paskamansett Pumpkin Regatta


Click here to listen: Auntie Kerry and the Paskamansett Pumpkin Regatta


Auntie Kerry recruits her family to fulfill her dream of competing in a unique river race but when she gets sick they are forced to come together as a team without their fearless leader.
 
Hi All, 

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VORACIOUS VOCABULARY
What did you say? A word of the day! In our story
there are many juicy words that are fun to use and say.
 
cadence: (n) rhythmic flow of a sequence of sounds or words.
crack: (adj.) first rate, excellent.
heave: (v) to raise or lift with effort or force. 


JUST ADD IMAGINATION!
Try these activities to keep your imagination glowing
after hearing the story.


1. Create a comic strip of the sequence of events in the story by using http://bitstrips.com, http://pixton.com, http://toondoo.com or http://makebeliefscomix.com. Send us your finished product at nightlightstories@gmail.com
2. Make up a name and design a banner for your own pumpkin regatta race. 
3. Write an acrostic poem using the word TEAMWORK.
 

COMPREHENSION CHALLENGE
After listening to the story, can you recall the
details to answer these questions?

1. Who had a life-long dream of racing in the Paskamansett Pumpkin Regatta?
2. What did Auntie Kerry's sister make to help the kids count down the days until the race?
3. Where did Rowan sit in the pumpkin? 
4. Why were they slowing down in the end? 
5. When do you think this story took place? In the summer or the fall?
6. How did the team know they won?


We want to send out bright birthday wishes to:
Camden of Maryland
Tre' of Louisianna
Andrea of North Carolina
Stephanie of West Virginia
Papa G of Massachusetts
Uncle Markie of Massachusetts    

We hope your days SPARKLED!
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