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Grade 2 Library Guide, PXES: Nonfiction

Tillie the Terrible Swede by Sue Stauffacher, illustrated by Sarah McMenemy

Introduction:  Miss Betty's Introduction to Tillie the Terrible Swede

Recording of Tillie the Terrible Swede:  Tillie the Terrible Swede by Sue Stauffacher, illustrated by Sarah McMenemy

Or, read it yourself.  Log in to Sora, check out Tillie the Terrible Swede, and enjoy Tillie's story.

Mr. Ferris and His Wheel by Kathryn Davis, illustrated by Gilbert Ford

First, listen to Miss Betty's Introduction:  Miss Betty's Introduction to Mr. Ferris and His Wheel

Next, read "Mr. Ferris and His Wheel."  As you listen, think about:

  • What inspired Mr. Ferris to design a moving wheel?
  • Why didn't anyone want to support his project?  
  • Why was the project so risky?  Why were people afraid of the invention?
  • What did Mr. Ferris and his partner need to know in order to make such a large, moving wheel?
  • Why didn't Mr. Ferris give up?
  • How has Mr. Ferris' invention changed our world?  Have you ever ridden on a Ferris Wheel?

Mr. Ferris and His Wheel, Part 1:  Mr. Ferris and His Wheel, Part 1 (Compressed) (Video)

Mr. Ferris and His Wheel, Part 2:  Mr. Ferris and His Wheel, Part 2 (Compressed) (Video)

Check out Mr. Ferris and His Wheel for yourself, in Sora, our digital library.

 

Pop! The Invention of Bubble Gum by Meghan McCarthy

The Marvelous Thing that Came from a Spring by Gilbert Ford

Slinky

Open the book in Sora by following these steps:

  1. Go to Soraapp.com in a browser.
  2. Locate Shanghai American School
  3. Log into your account by using your SAS ID as both the Username and Password
  4. Search for The Marvelous Thing that Came from a Spring.
  5. Borrow the book.
  6. Start narration and enjoy!

The PXES library has a print copy of The Marvelous Thing that Came from a Spring  (J 790.1 FOR) and a digital copy in the Sora collection.  Don't miss the exciting and true story of one of the world's most loved toys!