While reading Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes by Eleanor Coerr, students will complete multiple reading activities as well as activities that give insight into life in Japan following World War II and the effects of the nuclear bomb on families in Japan.
Students do not have to have a broad background of WWII and the atomic bomb to understand the story and appreciate Sadako.
Common Core Standards (4th Grade)
Reading Comprehension Questions
Character Charts and Paragraph Writing Activity
Foreshadowing and Making Predictions
Comparing Japanese Customs to Our Own
Origami Crane Folding and Math Activity
Letter from Sadako Creative Writing Activity
Furoshiki Context Clue Activity
Fact v. Fiction Compare/Contrast Novel to Articles (Sadako article included)
Cause and Effect Handout
Haiku Writing Activity
**Teacher notes, answer keys, and student samples included**
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Literature Unit, Novel Study, guided reading groups, WWII, historical fiction