Queen of the Falls by Chris Van Allsburg -Literature Unit

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3rd - 6th, Homeschool
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This 22 page literature unit is based on Chris Van Allsburg's picture book, Queen of the Falls (2011).

Queen of the Falls is Van Allsburg's first nonfiction biography. This is the story of Annie Taylor, the charm school teacher who went over Niagara Falls in a barrel and lived to tell the tale. This book is packed with Van Allsburg's beautiful illustrations.

The literature unit includes 12 activities:

-Photo Page of Niagara Falls (place under document camera)

-Interactive Read Aloud Script for Queen of the Falls

-Queen of the Falls Sequence of Events Cards

-Queen of the Falls Multiple Choice Comprehension Quiz (answer sheet included)

-Queen of the Falls Short-Answer Questions

-Queen of the Falls Reading Response

-Queen of the Falls Discussion Cards

-Queen of the Falls Project: Publicity Manager (PowerPoint presentation project for small groups -great for advertising and media units)

-Niagara Falls Presentation Projects

-Queen of the Falls Twitter Chat

-Niagara Falls Reading Comprehension Passage with Multiple-Choice Questions (answer sheet included)

-Niagara Falls Reader's Theatre Script

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