A Teacher’s Resource Guide to use with The City of Ember includes vocabulary practice, comprehension quizzes (both multiple choice and constructive response), skill practice, and language arts lessons.
+++ Included with this book unit is the username and password to all the interactive quizzes for this book online.
This 206 page resource contains the following:
o Vocabulary including pronunciation, definitions, and sample sentences from the text
o Practice Pages for Vocabulary Practice
o Vocabulary Flash Cards
o Vocabulary Test
• Comprehension – A comprehension quiz is included for each two chapters which includes:
o multiple choice questions which require students to recall details from the chapters
o multiple choice higher level thinking questions such as sequencing, main idea, plot development, summary, drawing conclusions, inference, predicting, theme, understanding vocabulary, interpreting literary devices, etc.
o Constructive response questions aligned with the Common Core Standards.
• Skill Practice including:
o Reading Skills (Multiple Choice Test Ready Practice)
o Fact or Opinion
o Art – Drawing a City
o Cause and Effect
o Antonyms and Synonyms
o Food Project – Moths
o Reading Skills (Multiple Choice Test Ready Practice)
o Classifying Words
o Choosing the Correct Meanings
• Discussion Topics
o Activities and Discussion Generators & Careers
o Extending Chapter 2 Mayors
o Extending Chapters 3 – 4 Doon's Worm & Light
o Extending Chapters 5 – 6 Things to think about
o Extending Chapter 7
o Extending Chapters 8 – 9 Doon's Creature & Questions to Ponder
o Extending Chapters 10 – 11 Temptations & Canning
o Extending Chapters 12-13 Friendship
o Extending Chapter 14 Earthly Disasters
o Extending Chapter 15
• English Lessons
o Lesson 1 - Introduction Why Should We Learn to Use Quotation Marks?
o Lesson 2 - Direct Quotations at the End of Sentences
o Lesson 3 - Direct Quotations at the Beginning of Sentences
o Lesson 4 - The Interrupted Quotation
o Lesson 5 - The Indirect Quotation
o English Skill Connection Quiz on Quotation Rules
o Lesson 6 - Writing Conversation
o Lesson 7 – Point of View
o Lesson 8 – Making a Story Map
o Lesson 9 – Creating an Interesting Setting
o Lesson 10 – - An Imaginative Story Beginning
o Quotation and Writing Conversation Quiz
o Lesson 11 - Writing the Rest of the Story
o Lesson 12 - Editing and Proofreading
o Using a Grading Rubric
o English Test
Answer keys for each practice page is included.
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++? Included with this book unit is the username and password to all the interactive quizzes for this book online. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Thank you. I hope your students will love reading The City of Ember. What a fantastic book!!
March 15, 2013
I can see that you have created a great unit for studying this book. I love all the graphic organizers. I am so happy to find the book broken down into reasonable lessons and chapters. I can't wait to try it out! Thank you for saving me alot of time.
Thank you. I'm glad this unit worked well for you. The City of Ember is such a great book! It is fun to teach.
February 11, 2013
I love the unit!! I wish there was a way that I could edit some of the mistakes (spelling, vocab. in wrong chapter). However, I appreciate all of the work you have done on this unit. The kids and I love it!!
I'm glad your class is enjoying this book. It has always been a favorite of my students. If you would drop me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org with the mistakes you have found, I will correct them and get a revised copy up on TPT for you to download. This unit has been proofed by two other teachers, and I thought we had found most of the mistakes. I hate we missed some.
February 10, 2013
Getting ready to start this unit. Thanks for all the work you done with this unit.
WOW that is ALL I can say. A complete unit of a fantastic book that I have read multiple times with my classes throughout the years. I wish this resource came when I was doing this book with other classes!! GREAT JOB!!
Thank you! My fifth graders are currently reading this book and loving it. The quotation lessons are readying the students for a big state writing assessment next month. We are going to have some fun with the book as well. The edible moths and Lina's dream city are on our "to do" list. I hope your class likes the book as much as we are. Enjoy!
What an incredibly thorough resource! I will probably only use about half of the activities in the book, but because it is so extensive, I still feel the price was very fair. I would definitely purchase from this teacher again. Thanks for a wonderful resource! Now, I just have to wait for my classroom set of 'The City of Ember' to arrive.
Thank you. I hope your students enjoy The City of Ember. My students always love this book. I will be adding Common Core aligned constructive response questions to this unit soon. My fifth graders will be reading this book next, so it is high on my "to do" list. I do have another project ahead of it though. Please check back in a two to three weeks.
Thank you, I hope your class enjoys this book. It is always a favorite of my class.
September 27, 2012
I love your packets, I used them when you had them posted online (for free!). One issue, however, for the tests or comprehension questions, if you could post the answers on a separate page, or all on one page at a time, that would make it easier when we print out for student pages (no answers on their sheet!). I try to copy and paste, but it's a mess. I ended up just whiting it out. Anyway, other than that, I love it. I am glad you are now getting paid for your hard work.
Thank you. The City of Ember is the only packet that does have the answers after the quizzes instead of at the end of the packet. This is because it was the first book unit I put together to sell. Live and learn. ;>) I will be reworking it soon, and will set it up like the other book units. I also plan to add constructive response questions to the quizzes, so when you see a notice for a revised version please come back and download again. I have been getting some good feedback from the additional constructive response questions. (Trying to get ready for Common Core) I hope your students love this book!
September 25, 2012
This is a huge resource! It will be such a time saver for me, thank you!
I just wanted to give you a heads-up to something I used from your packet today. We had a few minutes at the end of the day so I thought it would be fun to look up jobs for students using the "job predictor" link you supplied on page 15. The first name I typed in (a name of a girl in my class), the job that came up for her was "stripper". I quickly shut off the whiteboard, and will white out the site from the page before using it again, but I thought you might like to know. I am really enjoying the packet! The kids are enjoying the book as much as I did.
Thank you so much. I have used the site many times without this kind of result. In fact, I had left the link out of the original packet that I placed on TPT and teachers who have used my materials in the past requested I put it back in. It will definitely be dropped. I appreciate the heads-up.
March 19, 2013
Where did you get the Parafin wax and cotton string from? Do you remember how much it cost?
You can get parafin at the grocery store next to the canning jars. Wal-Mart should also have it. I don't remember the cost. The string is just ordinary string. You should be able to get it at Wal-Mart as well. My husband keeps this kind of thing in his workshop, so I just go raid his supplies when I need something. Sorry, this isn't much help.
September 9, 2012
When you made the candles with you City of Ember unit, how much wax did you use and for how many students? Also how much cotton string?
I purchased two boxes of the paraffin wax and colored it by adding broken crayons. I had a entire ball of the cotton string. I don't remember how much was left over, but it did not take any were close to the entire ball of string. We had enough materials for a class of 18 to 20. You might want to make all your wax the same color if you have a large class, so that you can pour it all together when the wax is about halfway used up. The students really loved this project. I hope yours do as well.