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A Long Way From Chicago - (Reed Novel Studies)

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PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

A Long Way From Chicago is a complete 54 page novel study guide. The guide is presented chapter-by-chapter and includes the following distinct sections: Before You Read, Vocabulary, Comprehension Questions (including many higher-level thinking questions); Activities. The novel study includes everything needed to teach the novel including the following concepts / activities: setting, literary devices, research assignments, cloze activities, creative writing assignments, character studies, parts of speech, analogies, synonyms and antonyms, crossword and word search puzzles, studies in conflict, constructing a storyboard and sequence chart. It also contains a complete Answer Key.

Numerous links to the Common Core Standards.

You may wish to check out Island of the Blue Dolphins - a free offering on Teachers Pay Teachers done by the author in the same format as A Long Way From Chicago.

The writer of this novel study has had more than 60 curriculum units published. These are available in such outlets as Chapters and Staples and most stores for teachers.
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Answer Key
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This is a great unit!! However, there is a a typo on page 10, #9 question. The question reads Describe what caused so a commotion at Shotgun's wake. (so--should be such; there should be a question mark instead of a period. I downloaded the PDF version and could not correct the errors myself. Could I get a correted page. Human error:-) I look forward to using this. D.Dusseau-Garno
On  October 30, 2013Reed Novel Studies answered:
Thank you very much for the helpful feedback. The error mentioned has been corrected and a (free) revised copy of the novel study is available now for downloading. If you have any problem with this process please email me at natreed@inbox.com
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On  June 21, 2012,  Buyer asked:
Is this unit aligned with the Common Core Standards?
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On  June 23, 2012Reed Novel Studies answered:
When I read your question I went back over the Common Core Standards to see how well my novel study units lined up with the expectations outlined in the document. I was very pleased to see how strong a correlation there was. Novel studies such as the one you mentioned typically include the following from the CCS: making references, citing specific textual evidence, determining themes, interpreting words and phrases, working with plot and characters, pov, etc.
Take a look at my freebies - Island of the Blue Dolphins and The Pendeltons to get a better idea, if you like.
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