This brief reading is a compilation of excerpts from the memoir of Margaret Kilcher, a woman who survived on an Iowa farm during the Great Depression.
This would work perfect paired with any Great Depression era novels such as:
-To Kill a Mockingbird
-Of Mice & Men
-The Grapes of Wrath
This is also a great opportunity to practice close reading and state standardized testing skills with 7 close reading multiple choice questions that ask students to:
-Make an inference based on the text
-Cite specific examples
-Study vocabulary and infer meaning based on context clues
A teacher key is also included. Enjoy!