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Sarah, Plain and Tall- A Novel Study, Ch. Q's, Quiz, Activities

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Sarah, Plain and Tall was written by Patricia Maclachlan, and was the winner of the 1986 Newbery Medal and the 1986 Scott O’Dell Award for Historical Fiction. The themes of loneliness, abandonment, importance of family and dealing with change are throughout the book.
This unit can be used as a whole class book study, literature circle or small group study or an independent study packet. There are comprehension questions for each chapter requiring written answers, or the questions can be used as discussion questions. The questions include a variety of comprehension skills such as making inferences, drawing conclusions, making text-to-self connections, sequencing, factual recall, comparing and contrasting, citing evidence in the text and vocabulary. Also included are activities such as vocabulary study, character cluster, simile search, and compound word search, which can be used at any time during the book study. There is also an end of the book comprehension assessment. Two open-ended writing activities are also included which allow students to write a letter and an advertisement. Also included is an independent book study tic tac toe template to extend the learning experience to more of the Patricia MacLachlan Sarah books or to other books with similar settings and plots. This is a nice and easy way to differentiate the unit for those who are able to finish the unit quickly and need additional challenge.
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Sarah, Plain and Tall- A Novel Study, Ch. Q's, Quiz, Activities
Sarah, Plain and Tall- A Novel Study, Ch. Q's, Quiz, Activities
Sarah, Plain and Tall- A Novel Study, Ch. Q's, Quiz, Activities
Sarah, Plain and Tall- A Novel Study, Ch. Q's, Quiz, Activities