House Without a Christmas Tree by Gail Rock: A Book Study Unit is designed for teachers of students reading Gail Rock's book, published by Alfred Knopf, 1974.
The main character in The House Without A Christmas Tree is Addie Mills, a ten-year-old in a small town in Nebraska in 1946. Addie's request for a Christmas tree in their home upsets her widowed father, whose grief has made him mean, stubborn, and emotionally distant from his daughter. With the help of her grandmother, Addie breaks through her father's wall of resistance, and the family becomes closer. This book was written by Gail Rock, who also wrote the original story that became the TV-movie "The House Without a Christmas Tree" in 1972.
This book study is designed for a whole class activity, but could be easily adapted for small groups, individual book study, or a class read-aloud.
This book study contains:
*A teacher's page with objectives and descriptions of each activity
*A 6-page oral reading and discussion guide with a synopsis of the book, chapter summaries, discussion questions to use as you guide your students through their reading of the book, notes, and vocabulary words with definitions for each chapter
*A glossary with 33 vocabulary words and definitions
*A crossword puzzle matching vocabulary words with definitions
*A word search containing the 33 vocabulary words.
*A vocabulary worksheet using the 33 vocabulary words in sentence context.
*A vocabulary test with thirty questions matching words with definitions and twenty questions using words in sentence context.
*A worksheet identifying plot structure
*A calendar worksheet listing the important events in the story
*Comprehension worksheet on locating the details
*Sequencing of events worksheet
*A list of ten writing prompts related to the book
*Comprehension test with 8 multiple-choice questions, 3 open response questions, 4 sequencing questions, and 10 matching questions.
*Answer Keys for all items.
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