One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia is a story that will make your students laugh and wonder about history and relationships. This product will allow your students to dive deeper into literature and explore a child’s point-of-view from the 1960’s.
The discussion group packet includes:
* discussion questions with answer key
* extensions that can also be used for assessments
* CCSS for 4th grade literacy and how they relate to this book
* sayings and similes that are frequent and thought provoking for students to explore and discuss.
I have purposefully kept this packet “open-ended” in that, as a teacher, you have the creativeness and foresight on what type of graphic organizers you would like to use with your students. Use this book and packet to use literacy as a gateway to social studies, writing, and art. I hope you and your students enjoy this book as much as I did!
Here is a short summary of the book:
“Set during one of the most tumultuous years in recent American history, One Crazy Summer is the heartbreaking, funny tale of three girls who travel to Oakland, California, in 1968 in search of the mother who abandoned them. It’s an unforgettable story told by a distinguished author of books for children and teens, Rita Williams-Garcia.”