Miss Spitfire: Reaching Helen Keller: A Book Study Unit for Grades 5-8 is designed for teachers of students reading Miss Spitfire: Reaching Helen Keller by Sarah Miller (Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2007). Booklist, a publication of the American Library Association, named Miss Spitfire to its Editor's Choice: Books for Youth list for 2007. Miss Spitfire is a book of historical fiction based on the lives of Annie Sullivan and Helen Keller.
The book study includes:
*A teacher's page with directions for using the unit and a list of on-line resources
*An 11-page oral reading and discussion guide with a summary and comprehension questions for each chapter
*A glossary with fifty vocabulary words and definitions
*A crossword puzzle matching 25 of the vocabulary words with definitions
*A vocabulary worksheet using 25 of the vocabulary words in sentence context
*A vocabulary test matching words with definitions and using words in sentence context
*A sequencing of events activity
*Finding the details worksheet with 25 questions.
*A comprehension test with 15 multiple-choice questions, two short answer questions, and three sequencing questions.
*Answer Keys for all items.
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