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Ape Escapes! by Aline Alexander Newman

from Authors on Call, iNK Think Tank

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Orangutans are smart. Their abilities resemble those of a second-grader. And publishing is tough. It takes persistence to succeed. Using her Nat Geo chapter book, APE ESCAPES, and an interactive, multi-media program, the author brings these concepts together.

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Cost

By Request: $300.00
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Length

30 minutes for pre-k students, kindergarten, grades 1 and 2. 45-60 minutes for grades 3-8.


Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Minimum participants:

3

Maximum participants:

80


Primary Disciplines

Language Arts/English, Sciences, Character Education, Literacy, Writing


Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
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Authors on Call, iNK Think Tank

White Plains, NY
United States

The Common Core State Standards have focused attention on process and using nonfiction in the classroom. Our Authors on Call from iNK Think Tank embody the CCSS. This team uses their extraordinary breadth of knowledge to transform today's classrooms into vital centers of learning. These authors are experts in processing enormous amounts of information, sifting through it and synthesizing it into works with added value. So why not talk to these masters of 21st century skillsand let them unpack their process for your students? They are eager to share their knowledge with you and to help you inspire your students with books kids love to read about subjects you're required to teach. So far our authors include Jan Adkins, Vicki Cobb, Heather Montgomery, Roxie Munro, Dorothy Hinshaw Patent,Carla Killough McClafferty, Aline Alexander Newman, David M. Schwartz, Alexandra Siy, Steve Swinburne , Peggy Thomas, and Andrea Warren. Keep coming back as we add more authors and new programs.

Contact:
Vicki Cobb
email@vickicobb.com
9149491104

Program Details

Format

1. Begins with an audio clip. Students are asked to identify the sound.
2. A series of images trace the author's history of writing about animals and great apes, in particular, ending with her writing for National Geographic World and National Geographic Kids magazines..
3. More images and animal stories follow concluding with a brief read-aloud of the true story of an orangutan escape artist named Fu Manchu.
4. Video clip of another orangutan preparing to escape.
5. We discuss orangutans in action, showing off their smarts.
6. Introduction of ape communication using sign language.
7. Author demonstrates several sign language signals used by apes and the kids follow her lead.
8. Another series of images and discussion of author research that leads to her writing a book about Fu.
9. Images that lead to a discussion of Table of Contents and editing process.
10. Video clip of interview subject
11. The finished book with Fu on the cover!
12. We conclude with a question & answer period, if time allows.

Objectives

The participant will:
--develop an appreciation for the intelligence and problem-solving ability of orangutans.
--identify the meaning of the Indonesian word "orangutan" as a "person of the forest."
--list at least three activities engaged in by wild orangutans.
--demonstrate how to sign 2 or 3 words used by orangutans trained to communicate with humans.
--explain the difference between an ape and a monkey.
--develop an appreciation of the value of persistence.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.1.RF.1 -- Reading: Foundational Skills
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.1.RI.2 -- Reading: Informational Text
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.1.RI.6 -- Reading: Informational Text
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.1.RL.1 -- Reading: Literature
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.1.RL.3 -- Reading: Literature
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.1.RL.7 -- Reading: Literature
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.1.SL.1c -- Speaking and Listening
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.1.SL.2 -- Speaking and Listening
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.1.SL.3 -- Speaking and Listening
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.1.W.2 -- Writing
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.1.W.8 -- Writing
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.2.RI.1 -- Reading: Informational Text
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.2.RI.5 -- Reading: Informational Text
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.2.RI.6 -- Reading: Informational Text
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.2.RL.5 -- Reading: Literature
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.2.W.2 -- Writing
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.3.RI.10 -- Reading: Informational Text
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.3.RI.2 -- Reading: Informational Text
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.3.RI.5 -- Reading: Informational Text
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.3.RL.1 -- Reading: Literature
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.3.RL.9 -- Reading: Literature
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.3.W.4 -- Writing
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.3.W.7 -- Writing
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.3.W.8 -- Writing
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.4.RI.3 -- Reading: Informational Text
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.4.SL.1 -- Speaking and Listening
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.4.SL.4 -- Speaking and Listening
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.4.SL.5 -- Speaking and Listening
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.4.W.2 -- Writing
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.4.W.2a -- Writing
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.4.W.7 -- Writing
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.4.W.8 -- Writing
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.5.RI.1 -- Reading: Informational Text
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.5.RI.2 -- Reading: Informational Text
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.5.RI.3 -- Reading: Informational Text
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.5.RI.7 -- Reading: Informational Text
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.5.RI.8 -- Reading: Informational Text
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.5.SL.2 -- Speaking and Listening
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.5.SL.3 -- Speaking and Listening
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.5.W.1 -- Writing
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.5.W.2 -- Writing
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.5.W.3 -- Writing
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.5.W.5 -- Writing
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.5.W.7 -- Writing
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.5.W.9 -- Writing

State Standards

New York State
Science
K-ESS2-2. Construct an argument supported by evidence for how plants and animals (including humans) can change the environment to meet their needs.
1-LS3-1 Make observations to construct an evidence-based account that some young plants and animals are similar to, but not exactly like, their parents.
2-LS4-1. Make observations of plants and animals to compare the diversity of life in different habitats.
3-LS4-4. Make a claim about the merit of a solution to a problem caused when the environment changes and the types of plants and animals that live there may change.
3-LS3-2. Use evidence to support the explanation that traits can be influenced by the environment.
4-LS1-2. Use a model to describe that animals receive different types of information through their senses, process the information in their brain, and respond to the information in different ways.