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Sarah Plain and Tall CCSS Aligned Novel Study Plus!

Grade Levels
3rd - 5th
Formats Included
  • PDF
48 pages
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This Sarah, Plain and Tall historical fiction novel study can be used in a variety of ways…as a whole class read aloud, as a whole class novel study, in book clubs, guided reading groups, or even as an independent project, perfect for homeschooling. Sarah, Plain and Tall is a classic that is well worth digging into!

Included in this resource:

  • Two full pages of suggested minilessons…
  • Suggestions for lessons to introduce "historical fiction"...
  • Chapter comprehension questions and vocabulary…
  • In-depth reflection writing tasks...
  • Vocabulary study and materials…
  • Minilesson and materials on “similes”…
  • Bulletin board ideas with ready-to-print materials…
  • Assessment suggestions…
  • 4 packet cover options…
  • Common Core alignment sheet for those needing it...

The beauty of this packet is that you can pick and choose what elements you want to consider without sacrificing the integrity of the unit. If you want to skip the vocabulary, no problem! If you want to only do some of the comprehension pages—no problem! Tailor the materials to meet the needs of your students. Reorganize, reorder, or use exactly “as is”!

Everything you could possibly need to teach Sarah, Plain and Tall is included--and it is all completely tied to the Common Core and other state standards.

Make sure to download the preview to see exactly what you get!

Ideal for grades 3-5


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48 pages
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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 language such as metaphors and similes.
Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., how characters interact).
Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text.
Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., a character’s thoughts, words, or actions).


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