Operation Hopper and Other Tales: Nature, Magic, and the Oakland Acres’ Kids Discussion and Activity Guide
Deepen and extend your child’s reading experience with the accompanying discussion and activity guide for the short story collection, Operation Hopper and Other Tales.
This guide contains ten discussion questions and three activities for each of the twelve short stories. Questions and activities focus on setting, character development, and critical thinking. Readers are asked to identify and create figurative language such as hyperbole, personification, metaphor, simile, alliteration, onomatopoeia, and idioms. Logic matrix puzzles about the characters are a final activity.
Discussion question example for “Neighbors in the Attic”: “The author states ‘The more they worried, the harder it was to think.’ Do you agree or disagree? Give reasons for your opinion.”
Activity example for “Peter Pelican’s Pouch”: “Write alliterative sentences that describe each if the following: beach, flowers, and sunset.”
Amazon Reviews for Operation Hopper and Other Tales: Nature, Magic, and the Oakland Acres’ Kids Discussion and Activity Guide
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must Have!
This discussion and activity book that goes along with “Operation Hopper and Other Tales” is full of great ideas to supplement each story. It focuses on comprehension and figurative language, so it’s perfect to use as a tool for guided reading lessons, or it could be used as a station activity for more independent readers as extended practice. Kids will love the activity suggestions! Anita Borgo has done all of the hard work for us – the suggested questions and answers for each story are all at your fingertips!
Reviewed by L.S.
M K Anderson5.0 out of 5 stars Operation Hopper Discussion and Activity Guide
The kids discussion and activity guide are essential for teachers and parents! All the hard work is done. The well thought out discussion questions promote higher level thinking. The suggested activities for each story are fun and exciting for the students. The figurative language logic puzzles are challenging and stimulating. The guide is a must!
A. Welch5.0 out of 5 stars Great for children, helpful to adults.
Children will enjoy reading these entertaining short stories. The activity guide is a great tool for adults to use to support children with many skills that teachers encourage in their reading