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Literature: "The War with Grandpa" by Robert Kimmel Smith

These sites are about the book “The War with Grandpa” by Robert Kimmel Smith. Included are author biographies, lesson plans, and classroom activities. There are online games for studying vocabulary from the book. There are also links to eThemes Resources on Interviewing Senior Citizens, aging, and grandparents.


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Here are four interactive games to help study vocabulary words from the entire book. Choose matching, flashcards, concentration, or word search.
Here are four interactive games to help study vocabulary words from the first 18 chapters of the book. Choose matching, flashcards, concentration, or word search.
This printable Word document unit includes several classroom activities that go along with the book.
This site for kids gives suggestions and tips on relating to and living with grandparents. NOTE: This site contains ads.
Read about the life and career of Smith. There are also fun facts about the author and a message from him.
This is the home page of the author. Students can read his bio, book list, and e-mail the author.
Here are teaching ideas, suggested activities, and vocabulary from the book. Also includes awards this book has won.
Students can play this online hangman game to help learn vocabulary from the book.
This page has some questions for discussion after reading the book.
These sites include sample questions for interviewing senior citizens, the elderly, and grandparents. There are also sites about Grandparents' Day, and collecting the life stories of others. An eThemes Resource on aging is linked.
These sites include information on aging and its affect on the human body. Learn how a person's appearance changes with age. Includes interactive quizzes, an animation, and face changing images.
These websites are about grandparents and their special relationships with their grandchildren. Includes lesson plans, printable activities, and booklists. There are also resources on dealing with the death of a grandparent. There are links to eTheme resources on Grandparents Day, Aging, and Interviewing Senior Citizens and Grandparents.

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