Red Socks and Yellow Socks

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SUMMARY

Brother Bear and Sister Bear decided to
make a kite for a contest, but Father
Bear tells them he is the best kite maker
around and helps them create a giant
red kite. They decide to test the kite by
having Mother Bear pull it with the car,
except Father Bear forgets to let go and
is flying with the kite. As they are
driving and trying to get Father Bear
down, they drive through a hang-gliding
contest, which Father Bear wins.
--- Conversation Questions---

(1) Why did Brother Bear and Sister Bear want to make a kite?

(2)   Guess how fast Mother Bear had to drive to keep Father
Bear from crashing?
(Follow Up)    Do you think Father Bear was scared?

(3) Estimate how big you think Father Bear made his kite.
(Follow Up)   Do you think it is possible to make a kite big enough to
carry a person?

(4)   Suppose you were one of the bears in the car. What would
you do to get Father Bear down safely.
(Follow Up)    What would you do if you were Father Bear?

(5) Define the word “trophy”.
(Answer)    A prize awarded in a contest or competition.
(Follow Up)    Have you ever won a trophy?

(6)   Tell me what me materials the bears used to make their
kite?
(Answer)     Sticks, paper, glue, scissors and a ball of string.

(7) Why couldn’t they get Father Bear’s kite to fly at first?
(Answer)    They couldn’t run fast enough to get the kite up in the
wind.
(Follow Up)   How did they get the kite to fly?

(8)   Why didn’t the bears stop the car when they realized Father
Bear was in trouble?
(Answer)    If they stopped, Father Bear would have crashed.

(9)   How did they get Father Bear down?
slowly.
(Follow Up)    How did Father Bear land when he came down?

(10) What contest did Father Bear win?
(Answer)    The Best Stunt Flyer in the hang-glider contest.
(Follow Up)   What did Father Bear win?
Activities

1.   Draw a picture of what your kite would look like and write a
short story about what would happen if you entered your
kite in a contest. (Just a short paragraph.) Be creative.

2.   Draw a picture of a kite and write 2-3 sentences about the
materials you would use and how you would put your kite
together.

3.   Write a story about a time when you were in a contest.
Make sure you include what kind of contest it was, who was
in it, and what happened. Also draw a picture of a trophy
or a blue ribbon for the winner of the contest.

4.   Write a paragraph about how you would have helped Father
Bear down.

Introductions

1.   Bring in a kite to show to the children. Ask them if they
have ever flown a kite. Tell them, “Today we are going to
Go Fly a Kite.”

2.   Bring in materials to make a small kite. Ask the children if
they have ever created their own kite. Tell them, “Today
we are going to read a story about a brother and sister who
create a kite for a contest. The book is called “The
Berenstain Bears Go Fly a Kite.”

3.   Ask the children if they have ever been in a contest before.
If so, what kind of contest and who won. Tell them, “Today
we are going to read about some bears who want to join a
kite contest. Let’s read and find out what happens.”

Book Title: The Berenstain Bears Go Fly a Kite
Author: Stan and Jan Berenstain             Illustrator: N/A
ISBN: 0-394-85921-9                         # of Text Pages: 15                                AR: 3.1      LEX: N/A
Building Oral Vocabulary
1           contest          17             crisis          21                                    disappointed
Prediction Questions
1  Do you think the bears will win the contest?
11 Do you think Papa will get the kite to fly?
15 How do you think Papa will get down?

This resource is provided by THE LEARNING CORPS—Barren County Board of Education, an AmeriCorps project funded in part by the
Kentucky Commission on Community Volunteerism and Service and the Corporation for National and Community Service.

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