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The Cabin Faced West by Jean Fritz: 58 Pg Guide for Westward Movement Novel

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A creative, complete guide for close reading that provides options for differentiation. Help all students appreciate the life of a pioneer family who moved to the frontier of western Pennsylvania in 1784, told from the perspective of a young girl. Students will be fascinated to discover it is based on the true story of George Washington's visit to the author's great-great-grandmother's family.

This comprehensive 58 page packet includes:
--Chapter Questions in an appealing format covering dozens of higher-level thinking skills. (See the Preview for a full-page sample.) Includes both short answer and multiple choice.
-- 50 question Multiple Choice Quiz with critical thinking questions made easier with answer choices. Divided by chapters, so is also a great alternative to the Chapter Questions. (See the Preview and thumbnail.)
--variety of Vocabulary worksheets for each chapter. Crossword and more. Includes context clues mini-lesson and practice, plus notes for students on the old-fashioned vocabulary (such as Johnny-cake). (See the Preview.)
--Creative writing activities, including a diary entry from the point of view of a secondary character.
--Plot Diagram with mini-lesson; provides phrases for students to plug into the diagram.
--Map activity to help students understand what is meant by the East and the West. (See the thumbnail)
--Literary Terms worksheet. (See the Preview)
--Decorated papers to motivate students' written responses. (See the Preview.)
--Detailed ANSWER KEYS with both explicit and possible answers included!
--Teacher Tips and Common Core Standards. Meets Reading Literature Standards 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 or 6 for Grades 4-6.

Perfect for a whole class study (if you have a class set), or for small groups, centers, extra credit, or gifted enrichment (if you only have a few copies). Great cross-curricular novel for integrating social studies with ELA. Black/white with borders on every other page for easy photocopying.

Skills covered include main ideas and details, interpretation, character analysis, vocabulary, citing text support, using context clues, prediction, sequence, cause/effect, opinion, plot diagram, themes, literary terms and more. Skills mini-lessons are integrated into the study guides. All questions and activities are specific to the content of this novel, not generic graphic organizers for any novel.

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