“Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride by Pam Munoz Ryan, This is a fictional story about Amelia Earhart and Eleanor Roosevelt, two very influential women of our lifetime, and the meet up of a lifetime. They spontaneously decide to take a plane ride around Washington, D.C. despite what others think....”see full review » see other reviews »
Appropriate Grade Level: Kindergarten – 3rd Grade
Summary: This book is about a night flight that Amelia Earheart took Eleanor Roosevelt on in 1933. It is based true story about a dinner between friends that takes a spontaneous turn, or two. The story reflects the perspective of women at the end of the great depression.
Review: Brian Selznick’s chiaroscuro drawings set the scene for the night flight. I thought it was fun that at dinner each person predicted what the name of the desert would be. This could be turned into an activity where student’s predict the name of the desert and find out if there predictions are true at the end of the story.
-This book could be used in a unit about American History
-This book could be used in a unit about Women’s rights
-This book could be used in a unit about friendship
“Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride by Pam Munoz Ryan, This is a fictional story about Amelia Earhart and Eleanor Roosevelt, two very influential women of our lifetime, and the meet up of a lifetime. They spontaneously decide to take a plane ride around Washington, D.C. despite what others think. Their outlook on life is what brings them together to help others see that the unthinkable can be done. Both women are independent in their own way. The illustrations throughout the book are big & vivid, telling their own story.
Ryan, P. (1999). Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride. New York, NY: Scholastic Press.
Levels: Grade Level Equivalent: 3.4; Guided Reading Level: P; DRA: Not Available; Interest Level: K-3; Lexile: 600L (Scholastic.com)
Genre: Historical Fiction”
“Amelia and Eleanor Go For A Ride by Pam Munoz Ryan and illustrated by Brian Selznick
This is an award winning book based on an actual flight that Eleanor Roosevelt took over Washington DC with Amelia Earhart. The illustrations are black and white and perfectly depict these two historical figures. It’s a longish read-a-loud but a great introduction to American history.
“Read with my students.”Marianna Randazzo wrote this review Saturday, June 22, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“The true story of two independent women in history and their adventures with new transportation. I would use this book as part of a social studies unit.”Char wrote this review Tuesday, April 30, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“A nice, slightly fictionalized story of two independent American icons”Miss Rivron wrote this review Sunday, April 28, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“ Amelia and Eleanor Go For a Ride by Pam Munoz Ryan is a 3.4 grade level equivalent historical fiction novel to bookwizard.scholastic.com/tbw/homepage.do and will be a supplementary book for our sixth grade novel study. It was chosen for the text set due to the same author as Esperanza Rising, Pam Munoz Ryan (http://www.pammunozryan.com/). ”Erika Lange wrote this review Sunday, April 7, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“My favorite part of this picture book is the end page where the author,Pam Munoz Ryan tells of her inspiration and research when writing this story. It has strong real life characters and shows women being independent and being good friends. In the story Amelia Earhart and Eleanor Roosevelt have dinner, a flight, a drive and dessert together. It is perfect for intermediate students.
Themes: friendship, independence, girl power, history, being yourself
Perfect for studying historical figures. Flight topics, history and the presidency, traditional roles also lend themselves to connections.”
“I can use this picture book as a read aloud activity. This story uses real people in history so I can ask my students before reading the story what they know about Amelia Earhart and Eleanor Roosevelt. If they are unsure of who these famous figures are, I can share some basic facts about them. This is a great picture book for discussing women's struggles in equality in the United States, discuss story structure and sequence, and vocabulary. ”Kathryn Rainey wrote this review Wednesday, July 18, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No