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.
Quia Game I
Here are four interactive games to help study vocabulary words from the entire book. Choose matching, flashcards, concentration, or word search.
Quia Game II
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.
KidsHealth: Living with Grandparents
This site for kids gives suggestions and tips on relating to and living with grandparents. NOTE: This site contains ads.
Robert Kimmel Smith Biography
Read about the life and career of Smith. There are also fun facts about the author and a message from him.
Robert Kimmel Smith
This is the home page of the author. Students can read his bio, book list, and e-mail the author.
Random House: Teachers Guide
Here are teaching ideas, suggested activities, and vocabulary from the book. Also includes awards this book has won.
Quia: War with Grandpa Hangman
Students can play this online hangman game to help learn vocabulary from the book.
Discussion Questions: The War with Grandpa
This page has some questions for discussion after reading the book.
eThemes Resource: Interviewing Senior Citizens and Grandparents
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.
eThemes Resource: Aging
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.
eThemes Resource: Grandparents
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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