Sarah Plain and Tall Novel Study - Comprehension & Vocabulary - Print & Digital

Rated 4.94 out of 5, based on 39 reviews
39 Ratings
The Teacher Studio
Grade Levels
3rd - 5th
Formats Included
  • PDF
48 pages
Share this resource
Report this resource to TPT
The Teacher Studio

What educators are saying

I love the questions and it gave my students practice with answering short response questions. I had them go back and support with text evidence.


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...

And print and digital access!

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


Looking for more high-quality historical fiction resources?

Historical Fiction Unit for Any Text

Number the Stars Novel Unit

Esperanza Rising Novel Unit


All rights reserved by ©The Teacher Studio. Purchase of this resource entitles the purchaser the right to reproduce the pages in limited quantities for single classroom use only. Duplication for an entire school, an entire school system, or commercial purposes is strictly forbidden without written permission from the author at Additional licenses are available at a reduced price.

Total Pages
48 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
Report this resource to TPT
Reported resources will be reviewed by our team. Report this resource to let us know if this resource violates TPT’s content guidelines.


to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.
Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, distinguishing literal from nonliteral language.
Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.


Questions & Answers


TPT empowers educators to teach at their best.

More About Us

Keep in Touch!

Sign Up