A thoughtful selection of questions to guide a classroom through the wonderful story of "Homeless Bird" by Gloria Whelan. The questions have been hand crafted to strike a balance between guiding student understanding of the plot while also providing deeper thinking questions that expect students to provide claims/inferences as well as providing evidence to support their thinking.
✔11 Chapter Packets that ask students to...
- Use resources to determine the correct meaning of an unknown word in a literary text.
-Explain how an author develops the point of view of the narrator or speaker in a text.
-Analyze how a particular sentence, chapter, scene, or stanza fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of the theme, setting, or plot.
-Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
✔ Chapter Pre-Read Vocabulary Powerpoint
- Help students understand the novel by visually teaching key vocabulary such as "Sari", "Charpoy", and "Ghee" at the start of each chapter
✔ Character Personality Chart
- Students are asked to identify character personality traits.
- Students are asked to provide evidence from the story to back up the traits selected.
✔ Personality Vs. Emotions Cheat Sheet
- Great for helping students differentiate between personality traits and emotions
✔ Elements of Story Graphic Organizer
- Helps students track plot, setting, character, conflict, solution and ultimately theme.
✔ KWL Chart
- Great for pre-reading
✔ Cause and Effect Organizer
Complete Grammar Bundle (Save Over 50%) Includes everything below!
Nouns Worksheet + Test
Prepositions Packet + Test
Adjectives Worksheet + Test
Verbs/Adverbs Worksheet + Test
Fact or Opinion Worksheet + Test
Nouns, Verbs,Adjectives Worksheet + Test
Direct Quotes Worksheet + Test
Colons and Semicolons Worksheet + Test
Commas Punctuation Worksheet + Test
There, Their, or They're + Your or You're (Plus Assessment)
Where, Were, or We're + Its or It's (Plus Assessment)
Citing Sources Worksheet ( MLA Style ) + Test
Comparing and Contrasting Worksheet + Test
Simile, Metaphor, Personification, Alliteration Worksheet + Test
Apostrophes (contractions and possessive nouns) Worksheet + Test
READING AND WRITING UNITS
Reading Nonfiction Unit (Common Core Aligned)
Reading Fiction Unit (Common Core Aligned)
Complete Writing Unit: Personal Narrative/Small Moment (Common Core Aligned)
Complete Writing Unit: Persuasive/Argument Essay (Common Core Aligned)
Complete Writing Unit: Nonfiction/Expository (Common Core Aligned)
Complete Writing Unit: Literary/Theme Essay (Common Core Aligned)
WRITING ABOUT READING
Non Fiction Text Structure Identifying Practice Pack
Determining Unknown Word Meaning Practice Pack
Cornell Notes Guides/Templates
50+ Reading Prompts Sticky Note Power Point
Current Events Handout
Show not Tell Practice
Personality Traits Graphic Organizer
Elements of Story: Setting+ Character+ Conflict+ Solution+ Theme Graphic Organizer
Complete Vocabulary Bundle (20% Total Discount!) Includes everything below!
Vocabulary Worksheet Freebie
Vocabulary Worksheet Bundle Set 1
Vocabulary Worksheet Bundle Set 2
Vocabulary Worksheet Bundle Set 3
Poetry Powerpoint Unit
Acrostic Poetry Practice Sheet
Cinquain Poetry Practice Sheet
Haiku Poetry Practice Sheet
FREE FOR YOUR WALLS!
"I Heart Books" Poster Freebie
Book Review Poster Freebie
Classroom Library Checkout Sheet
Famous Authors on Reading: Quote Posters
Graph Paper Freebie
Penmanship Paper Freebie
Goal Tracking Meter
Daily Reading Log
Venn Diagram Pack
Peer Editing Freebie
Vocabulary Worksheet Freebie
Story Board Template Freebie
Parts of Speech Cheat Sheet
Nouns Grammar Worksheet + Test
Class Cash Incentive Printout Freebie
Get To Know You Icebreaker Bingo Freebie
Blank Lined Paper (Great for Publishing!)
Persuasive Essay Rubric (Common Core Aligned)
Start, Stop, Continue Reflection Sheet Freebie
KWL (Know, Want to Know, Learned) Chart Template
Super Mario Boxes and Bullets Organizer: Main Idea + Details
Boxes and Bullets Organizers: Main Idea and Supporting Details
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