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Roxaboxen by Alice McLerran
Marian called it Roxboxen. There across the road, it looked like any rocky hill—nothing but sand and rocks, and some old wooden boxes. But it was a special place. And all children needed to go there was a long stick and a soaring imagination.
✒️ Author & illustrator
Author: Alice McLerran
Illustrator: Barbara Cooney
📖 Topics from the book:
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In this lesson, students will recall story events while practicing mapping skills. Students will also identify human features of Yuma, Arizona, and compare the play of children in the past with theirs today.
Welcome to Yuma, Arizona
All about Yuma, AZ
Habitats and Biomes:Desert
Why are we featuring this book?
Roxaboxen is a book featured in Five in a Row, a literature-based unit study curriculum. Many families use FIAR for all but the grammar/reading and math, and others use it in conjunction with other resources. Above is information about the author and illustrator, story summaries, and links to lesson plans and websites that are great go-alongs for Roxaboxen. Please note that these resources are meant to complement, not replace, the Five in a Row units. The Five in a Row volumes are inexpensive and well worth the investment.