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Sarah Plain and Tall

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Here is a Sarah Plain and Tall Novel Study Unit. This is a reading comprehension activity guide and answer key for Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan. This guide contains 21 pages of activities (48 total pages including the answer key, assessments, and scoring rubrics).

Sarah, Plain and Tall is a short, historical novel about loneliness, love, and family. The novel won the prestigious Newbery Award in 1986. At the beginning of the story, Caleb asks his big sister, Anna, about their mama. She tells him that Mama used to sing every day. Papa sang too, but both children know he does not sing anymore... Will Papa sing again? Will Sarah stay?

This is one of the most comprehensive reading packets you will find directly related to this book. Included are comprehension questions for each chapter with an emphasis on reading strategies such as visualizing, summarizing, predicting, making connections, and many more. Also included is a list of key vocabulary words broken down by chapter. Grading rubrics are included for assessing your students' understanding of the key reading strategies, end of the novel extension activities, and for the comprehension guide itself.

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone.
Describe how a particular story’s or drama’s plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution.
Determine a theme or central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.
Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Describe how a narrator’s or speaker’s point of view influences how events are described.


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