Reading Group Guide for “G’DAY: Aints”

Reading Group Guide for “G’DAY: Aints”

Reading Group Guide: Teddy Tales

What kind of dog is that? Teddy, the rescue dog, is a mixed breed of love, fun, and curiosity. When he comes to live with Kay and Sam, their neighbor boy, Josh, learns that kids and dogs have a lot in common. And everyone joins in the adventures. Teachers, counselors, parents, and grandparents will enjoy … Continue reading Reading Group Guide: Teddy Tales

Reading Group Guide for “OUTBACK: Bothers & Sinisters”

Reading Group Guide for OUTBACK: Bothers & Sinisters 1. How does the author parallel out back the yard to Outback the Australia region? 2. What are Driew’s perceptions of his big sinister, Killiope? Could Killiope have been perceived differently if he understood her sooner? 3. Can you relate to siblings as Bothers and Sinisters? Have … Continue reading Reading Group Guide for “OUTBACK: Bothers & Sinisters”

Language of DOWN UNDER by Moment

Adopting new words and terms builds a better vocabulary to describe reading experiences.

G’DAY: Aints

“G’Day!” This Australian greeting is the key to unraveling Driew’s past. While overcoming a family split between Nieve, his caddywompus mother, and Gayle, his little sinister, a secret family memoir resurfaces. Driew’s family never asked for him, but one Aint supposed to help him out.  G’DAY: Aints is the third book in M. W. Adams’s award-winning Family Tree Novel series. For … Continue reading G’DAY: Aints

DOWN UNDER: Kussins

Pester’s unyielding pranks force Driew to question his biggest bother’s brotherhood. Twins Able and Cain Poe’s countrifyin’ lessons reveal not only Pester’s impact but also a brotherly secret Driew must keep. Driew carves his secrets and family moments down under an Outback tree’s protective bark. DOWN UNDER: Kussins is the second book in M.W. Adams’s award-winning Family Tree Novel series. A child … Continue reading DOWN UNDER: Kussins

Language of the OUTBACK by Moment

Language of the OUTBACK by Moment This list is for teachers and parents. Discuss these words with readers before they read each chapter. Readers may have difficulty with words that don’t appear in everyday discussion. Adopting new words and terms builds a better vocabulary to describe Outback experiences. MOMENT ONE:  bothers, G’day, Heterochromia, mate, shonky, sinisters, willy willy MOMENT TWO:  bloody, boomerang, Kentucky, Outback, shag on a rock … Continue reading Language of the OUTBACK by Moment

OUTBACK: Bothers & Sinisters

Sibling rivalries erupt when the Qweepie family relocates from the Florida suburbs to a dilapidated Western Kentucky farm. Killiope, known as Driew Qweepie’s big sinister, is plotting against her little bother. Her unaffectionate schemes alert Driew to the dangers of being lost, stolen, or escaping the farm out back. During Driew’s fight for sinister respect, he and Gulia, the Australian … Continue reading OUTBACK: Bothers & Sinisters