A Season of Gifts, by Richard Peck, is a wonderful story for the holiday season or any time of year. This book is a follow up to A Long Way from Chicago and A Year Down Yonder - Mrs. Dowdel is still up to her old tricks!
This reading journal is set up with two tasks for each chapter. Students will choose one of three vocabulary words to define and will answer one higher-level thinking question. This journal will ensure student comprehension without overwhelming them.