This is a set of ten English Language Arts activities themed around the middle grade novel THE TEASHOP GIRLS by Laura Schaefer. Here is a sample activity from the set:
1. Authors often communicate information about their characters by explaining how they move or talk. Pick out some descriptive sentences about Louisa, Zoe, or Annie's brothers in The Teashop Girls to share with your class. Here is an example: "Louisa came hurrying into the room, her scarves flowing luxuriantly behind her." What information does the author give by explaining how characters walk, sit, or speak? How does this sort of detail make the story better? Once you've found several examples of these descriptions in The Teashop Girls, write a one page biography of someone you know very well. Include descriptive details in your biography about how this person moves, stands, sits, or talks in order to help readers understand what they're like.