Jesse Stuart's A Penny's Worth of Character: A Book Study is designed for teachers of students in grades 3-5 reading A Penny’s Worth of Character by Jesse Stuart (Curtis Publishing Company, 1954; The Jesse Stuart Foundation, 1993, 2001). This book study is designed as a whole class activity, but it could be easily adjusted for reading circles, independent study, and other instructional methods.
*Glossary of 20 words from the book with definitions.
*Vocabulary crossword puzzle matches the twenty vocabulary words with definitions.
*Vocabulary worksheet uses the words in sentence context.
*Vocabulary test has twenty questions matching words with definitions and twenty questions using the words in sentence context.
*Oral Reading and Discussion Guide
*Do You Know..?, a list of fifty detail questions about the book
*Sequencing A Penny’s Worth of Character containing five sets of four events each for students to put in chronological order.
*Identifying Plot Structure with ten events for students to identify
*Understanding Inferences using six passages from the book
*Identifying Character Traits focusing on the characters of Shan, Mrs. Shelton, and Mr. Conley
*Questions for Independent Readers listing all the questions found in the Oral Reading and Discussion Guide
*Something to Write About is a list of ten writing prompts related to the book.
*Comprehension test with seventeen multiple-choice questions and three sequencing questions.
*Answer keys are included for all activities and tests.
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