This is a 44 page literature unit on the novel Twig by Elizabeth Orton Jones. Twig is a story about a plain, ordinary little girl who lived on the fourth floor of a house in the city. The back yard behind that house was Twig’s little world. It was a bare little world, with nothing but a dandelion and a stream of drainpipe water to make it beautiful; with nobody but Old Boy, the ice-wagon horse, Old Girl, the cat, and the Sparrows, to keep Twig company.
But one day Twig found an empty tomato can, with pictures of bright red tomatoes all around it. When it was upside down, it looked like a pretty little house, just the right size for a fairy! Twig stood it upside down, next to the dandelion, not far from the stream. And this is the story of what happened in and around that little house one Saturday afternoon. This packet contains many fun activities to engage learners. The questions and activities are aligned with Common Core Standards. This packet includes:
Questions for discussion
fun activities: title hunters, crossword puzzle, scramble words, etc.
Multiple Choice Quiz
Short Answer Quiz
This is a story full of magic, full of fun, full of fantasy interwoven with reality, and full of the kind of tenderness which belongs particularly to the very young. Twig is a timeless classic, first published in 1942, written and illustrated by Caldecott Medal.