“The Scribe” by Kristin Hunter is a great story to use to teach characterization, plot, theme, and many other literary elements.
This story also allows for many inferences to be made. All of the tasks meet Common Core State Standards including RL.1, RL.2, RL.3, RL.4, W.3. Text-Dependent Questions
What happens when the neighborhood girl gets mad at you (and she has a magic finger)? Well... the hunter becomes the hunted.
This story has a message about treating others the way that you would want to be treated.
It also has a message of dealing with disabilities. Some of the writing assignmen
Try this TRIAL COPY of the Literature Study for THE MAGIC FINGER (19 pages!).....Try the first two days of reading and activities....Look at the test and vocabulary... When you see how well your students react to reading and responding....I feel that you'll want the rest of the kit.
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One of the most beloved stories of all time, Where The Red Fern Grows is sure to be a hit with your middle school students like it has been year after year with mine! Don't be surprised by tears though -even from the boys!! This classic story transcends time and is so relatable for both boys and gir