Literature: "Gooney Bird Greene" by Lois Lowry
These websites are about the book “Gooney Bird Greene” and author Lois Lowry. Read a biography of the author and an excerpt from the book. Includes book reviews, interview transcripts, activity ideas, and quizzes. There are links to eThemes resources on Paragraph Writing and Story Elements.
"Gooney Bird Greene" activities
From HMH comes additional discussion guides and activities based on the "Gooney Bird Greene" series. Author information is also included.
Gooney Bird Greene discussion guides
From Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, publishers of the "Gooney Bird Green" series, comes a set of discussion guides for educators.
"Gooney Bird Greene"
This site provides discussion questions, book summaries, and biographical information about the author. A list of read-alikes is provided.
Lois Lowry Website
Learn about Lois Lowry, take her quiz, and see photographs of her home and pets. Find out about the latest "Gooney Bird Greene" book. Note: This site contains a blog with the author.
Video Interview with Lois Lowry
The author discusses her life as a child, college student, and writing. In one of the segments, she discusses "Gooney Bird Greene".
Read an excerpt from the book on this website.
Read what these third grade students think about the book.
Storytelling Activities and Lesson Ideas
Here are a variety of storytelling activities that can be used in the classroom.
Book & Author Literature Guide for Gooney Bird Greene
This guide has before, during, and after reading activities as well as information about the author. NOTE: This site has links to external site.
This page has suggested discussion questions that can be used after reading the book. NOTE: This site has links to external sites.
Gooney the Fabulous: Fact or Fiction
Take a short quiz after reading the book. NOTE: This site contains ads.
eThemes Resource: Grammar: Paragraph
These sites have tips and examples on how to write good paragraphs. Includes graphic organizers to help students write down topic, detail, and concluding sentences. There are classroom activities and online writing exercises. Includes links to eThemes Resources on sentences and writing prompts.
eThemes Resource: Literature: Story Elements
These sites have hands-on activities and graphic organizers to help students understand the different story elements, including plot, setting, and characterization. Also learn about sequencing and cause and effect. There are links to eThemes Resources on character traits, book activities, and graphic organizers.
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