A great way to teach language and literature! Capture students' imagination with a jaw-dropping world record and then build on that interest to teach core ideas. For example, the record-setter for the Language with the Most Words (it’s actually English) leads students into a deeper understanding of affixes and appreciation of the work of lexicographers. The World’s Oldest Propaganda (hint: it’s political) has students identifying types of propaganda and becoming aware of their community. Students read cuneiform, write poetry, outline a screenplay, and even stage a race in a library. A wonderful variety of activities that both deepen and broaden students’ knowledge of language and literature.
Grades 5-9. Meets the National Council of Teachers of English/International Reading Association Standards. 60 Reproducible Activity Sheets. Teaching Tips. Complete Answer Key.
Amazing World Records of Language and Literature includes a rich assortment of topics:
World’s First Language • World's Most Widespread Language Family • Language with the Most Words • Language with the Fewest Words • World's First Writing • World's First Computer Language • Country with the Most National Languages • World's Most Endangered Language • World's Oldest Living Language • World's Longest Word • World's Oldest Book • World's Oldest Play • World's Oldest Propaganda • World's First Printing Press • World's Most Popular Book • World's Most Printed Poem • World's Bestselling Author • World's Most Controversial Book • World's Largest Library • World's First Screenplay
Sunflower Education is run by Cindy and Dan, a married couple with kids in Austin, Texas. Cindy is a graphic designer and Dan is an editor. Together, we've created a fun variety of books.
Our books have proven popular with homeschoolers and teachers alike. We are thrilled to help adults teach and kids learn about our world. Our goal is to keep kids excited and engaged in the world around them. We believe in helping children blossom!