The section talks about the location of the story and begins to give you some of the background characters and storyline. In the text portion of the story, we learn that Ben is from Gunn Flint Lake Minnesota. This is the only section of the story that does not go in depth with the pictures.
The video gives a brief synopsis of a portion of the text without giving away too much detail to encourage students to continue reading the story.
Length of Video: 0:50
This video gives a brief synopsis of a portion of the Picture portion of the book without giving away too Much detail to encourage students to continue Reading the story.
Length of Video: 0:47
This is a video that asks a question related to collecting things. It is hopeful that this video will assist teachers in leading to a discussion regarding things that people collect, or things that students have collected in the past.
Length of Video: 0:21
This video discusses the idea of meeting someone famous. It shows a girl asking if students have ever met anyone famous in the past, or if they dream of meeting someone famous.
Length of Video: 40 Seconds
This is a worksheet that asks questions related to the section that students have read.
Time to complete: 0:20
This is a worksheet that assists students in taking notes while they read this section of the book. The instructions for using this worksheet are in a powerpoint in the introduction section; here