As I began my search for what book I'd like to share with you, I knew I wanted it to be mountain related. The beautiful Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee are a combination of breathtaking, adventurous, serene, and loads of fun! Join me on an adventure with a curious bear cub in the Smokies who thinks wandering away from his mother is a good idea. Unfortunately, he learns the hard way that investigating human garbage might not be all that it was cut out to be. This children's book The Troublesome Cub in the Great Smoky Mountains by Lisa Horstman (see photo), would make an excellent resource for environmental awareness activities, a study on animals and their habitats, or even rhyming words since the book is written in rhyme! I created a FREEBIE story related "foldable" where students can practice key story elements such as character analysis, setting, problem/solution, predicting, and cause and effect. A rubric is also included. Be sure to click on my Troublesome Cub literature activity below to grab your FREE copy! Don't forget to keep BOOKING ACROSS THE U.S.A. for more amazing reading resources! Blog hop is below!
Bananas for road trips that I don't even have to pack for,