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Uno’s Garden cover Headline News

Uno’s Garden

written and illustrated by Graeme Base

Provide opportunities to practice identifying main ideas by asking children create headlines for the key events in Uno's Garden that could appear in a newspaper or on a news website.  Encourage them to try different phrases for the same idea and discuss which ones do the best job of capturing the ideas of the story.  Print the headlines in large letters on newsprint and post them on a bulleting board or wall display.  Note: Collect headlines from a number of books to create a quiz-like display where children - and adults - match headlines to picture books.