Amazing Grace Book Companion

Grade Levels
3rd - 5th, Homeschool
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18 pages
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Amazing Grace is such an inspirational book. Every student should read it for the themes of perseverance, diversity, and inclusiveness. This comprehension focused unit includes before/during/after activities to make planning easy and learning fun and inspiring.

Guided reading groups are introduced to the following:


schema building on the theme

cause/effect relationships


narrative elements

questions-answer relationships

and responding to literature. It concludes with a writing assignment called RAFT (Role, Audience, Format, and Topic) The student uses the Four Square Writing plan to organize his/her plan for drafting.

If you're looking for other Black History Month materials, you might check out these book companions:

Henry's Freedom Box

Wilma Unlimited

Each Kindness Book Companion and Kindness in the Classroom Lapbook

Salt in His Shoes

The Story of Ruby Bridges

Martin's Big Words

When Marian Sang

Sojourner Truth's Step-Stomp Stride

Amazing Grace can get them all at a great savings with my Black History Month Book Companion Bundle

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Total Pages
18 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 Week
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Explain how a series of chapters, scenes, or stanzas fits together to provide the overall structure of a particular story, drama, or poem.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language such as metaphors and similes.
Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., how characters interact).
Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text.
Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.


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