Our Only May Amelia, the Newbery Honor book by Jennifer Holm, is a first person narrative of a farm family homesteading in Washington in 1899 told through the eyes of the only daughter May Amelia Jackson.
Our Only May Amelia: A Book Study Unit for Grades 4-6 will guide you and your students as you read this realistic story showing the hardships of settlers at the turn of the 20th century.
This book study contains these features:
*A teacher's page (actually over 4 pages) with a synopsis of the book, a discussion of themes in the book, descriptions of the instructional items included, and a list of online resources.
*The Oral Reading and Discussion Guide (15 pages) containing a summary of each chapter of Our Only May Amelia with discussion questions and vocabulary words with definitions.
*A separate list of the same discussion questions for student use is also included.
*The twenty-five word glossary
*A vocabulary crossword puzzle matching words with definitions
*A 20-question vocabulary worksheet using words in the context of sentences
*A vocabulary test with ten multiple-choice questions using words in sentence context and 15 questions matching words with definitions
*The comprehension worksheet Find the Details has 50 questions to review your students on the plot and details of the story
*A family tree of May Amelia's family
*A sequencing events activity
*A comprehension test with 15 multiple-choice questions, two open response questions, and three sequencing questions
*Answer Keys for all items.
Download the preview to see sample pages from this unit.