Holler Loudly

HOLLER LOUDLY by Cynthia Leitich Smith, illustrated by Barry Gott (Dutton, 2010)(OP). Ages 4-up.

Holler Loudly has a voice as big as the Southwestern sky, and everywhere he goes people tell him to “Hush!” From math class to the movies and even the state fair, Holler’s LOUD voice just keeps getting on people’s nerves.

But Holler can’t help himself—being loud is who he is!

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Indian Shoes: Bloom’s Multiple Intelligence Projects


Reread your favorite chapter from INDIAN SHOES by Cynthia Leitich Smith (HarperCollins, 2002)(Heartdrum, 2021), then write a short story about a special time you shared with a grandparent or other adult. Like the author, be sure you give each of your characters a chance to speak for themselves. This is called “dialogue,” and it makes a story seem more real to the reader.

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INDIAN SHOES: Mathematical/Logical Activity

Indian Shoes
Don’t Forget the Pants
To Dinner…
The Accident
Team Colors
Night Fishing

Main Event:
Ray trades his shoes.   

Grandpa Halfmoon:
All during the Cub’s game, Grandpa talks about home.

Ray decides to spend his $$ on moccasins for Grandpa.


In the first row, explain what the main idea of that chapter was. Then, in the corresponding character blocks fill in what part that person played in the event.

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