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Tops and Bottoms Teacher Guide

Tops and Bottoms by Janet Stevens

Lesson Plans by Ashley Trudeau

Tops and Bottoms is a trickster tale that will capture the attention of young readers. Through the actions of Hare and Bear, students will learn the value of hard work and doing things for yourself!




Tops and Bottoms

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  • TEXT
  • Bear stared at his pile. "But, Hare, all the best parts are in your half!" "You chose the tops, Bear," Hare said. "Now, Hare you've tricked me, You plant this field again-and this season I want the bottoms!"
  • MAKING CONNECTIONS
  • TEXT
  • No, no! I will do that!
  • "Who will eat this bread?", Hen said
  • And I will!
  • And I will!
  • In the story, Bear does not want to do any work. He lets Hare do all the work planting the crops. He is upset when he finds out he has a harvest full of parts of vegetables that he cannot use.
  • TEXT
  • The Little Red Hen is a fable where the Hen asks her friends if they will help her plant and harvest wheat. Each time she asks they all reply, "not I", so the Hen does it herself. Hen's hard work tuns into a delicious loaf of baked bread. Her friends all want some, but Hen refuses because they did not help her in any way.
  • SELF
  • Oh, I will!
  • ZzZzZz...
  • Almost done digging the hole, Dad!
  • ZzZzZz...
  • In the story, Hare is a hard worker. He is determined to find a way to get food to feed his family. Bear is not a hard worker and loves to sleep.
  • TEXT
  • "Yes, sir, Bear, we're in this together. I'll work and you sleep."
  • I am a very hard worker and I always help my dad with yard work. My sister is lazy and always wants to sleep.
  • WORLD
  • Book Signing Today!
  • When Hare is explaining his (trick) idea to Bear, he tells bear that they could become business partners.
  • "Huh?"
  • In the news, I learned about brothers who were business partners in real estate. They just released a new book that they wrote together.
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