Publication information

Orca Books, Victoria B.C. (Orca Echoes series)
Publication date: Spring 2007
Includes approximately a dozen pen-and-ink drawings.

Book content

Written at the Grade 2 level Sentences average 10 words or less, and are mostly simple declarative sentences, with a few compound and complex sentences. Most words are one or two syllables. Longer words are used sparingly, have concrete meanings, and appear more than once.

Materials for Teachers

Theodora Bear is suitable for use as a read-aloud book, a novel study, or Readers' Theatre for primary students. A chapter-by-chapter, photocopy-ready novel study unit is available for download at the right. You'll also find there a sample of the Readers' Theatre version. The full Reader's Theatre is available once a book order has been placed. Please email Carolyn your order confirmation and she will email you the full Reader's Theatre version.

These materials are teacher-made and have been checked and revised by primary teachers.


Classroom Visits (click for details)

Novel Study Unit Plan [PDF]

Reader's Theatre Sample Scene [PDF]

Sample Chapter of the Book [PDF]