Emily arnold mccully



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WONDER HORSE


Written and Illustrated By

EMILY ARNOLD MCCULLY
Synopsis:

Jim Key was a crippled colt who was loved and educated by freed slave Doc Bill Key. His intelligence was recognized by “Doc” and was trained to recognize the alphabet, primary colors and could even do some math. They traveled together demonstrating to everyone that kindness must be extended to animals as well as people.


Suggested Reading Date:

Your local humane society will have specific events for your community. Check with them about celebration dates to tie-in the reading of this book.


Activity Description:

*Sponsor a food and pet supply collection for your local humane society.


*Print activities you can select appropriate for each grade level at

http://www.printactivities.com/Theme-Printables/Horse-Printables.html
*FOR 3RD GRADE in particular, dust off some oldies but goodies and get kids interested in chapter books about horses written by Walter Farley. This web site by his son, Tim Farley, gives background on the author. Many of his books are Lexiled at the 600 to 900 range. http://theblackstallion.com/web/author/

Related Websites:

http://www.beautifuljimkey.com/heroes.htm

This is a web site rich in the history about Doc and Jim Key. It was, however, created by another author, Mim E. Rivas who has written about these same characters.



http://bridlepath.wordpress.com/2007/01/28/equine-prodigies

Interesting article about “Equine Progidies”, Jim is not the only one…


http://teva.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/landingpage/collection/jimkey

This web site contains records of primary source materials about the extraordinary, and successful story of Doc and Jim Key.


http://horseandman.com/horse-stories/the-beautiful-jim- key-2/

Great, clear cut overview of the man and the horse.


http://www.emilyarnoldmccully.com/index.html

Author’s website. Love the home page!!


Created By: Dawn Smith

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Find the horse breed words from the bottom in the horse word search grid. The words can be forwards or backwards, vertical, horizontal, or diagonal. Circle each letter separately, but keep in mind that letters in each horse breed may be used in more than one word. When the horse word search puzzle is complete, read the remaining letters left to right, top to bottom, to learn an interesting horse fact.



Horse Breeds Word Search Puzzle

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ABYSSINIAN




DALES PONY

APPALOOSA




GELDERLANDER

ARABIAN



HIGHLAND PONY


ASTURIAN




MINIATURE

AZTECA




MUSTANG

BELGIAN




PALOMINO

BUCKSKIN




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CARTHUSIAN




QUARTER HORSE

CASPIAN




SADDLEBRED

CLYDESDALE




SHETLAND PONY

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