Frances Study Guide
An enjoyable guide written by Valerie Bendt for studying six of the Frances books. Frances is a young badger facing some of the same problems or conflicts many youngsters face, including having a new baby in the house! The series was chosen largely because of the positive attitudes and character traits modeled by Frances. The books provide more than character studies, however, as they provide the base for strengthening a whole spectrum of language arts skills including listening, comprehension, oral narration, sequencing, phonetics, beginning reading, writing, and discussion. Activities and games are included for each story as well, including active ones that more lively children will appreciate. The guide uses the Frances books listed below. Please note the guide is now only available as a CD-ROM with printable PDF files.