The Gardener by Sarah Stewart is a great picture book supplement to a unit related to The Great Depression in American history. The Gardener shares information about the year in a life of girl who has to leave her immediate family to live with an uncle because her parents are struggling financially.
This packet includes activities that support standard reading skills as well as enhance a study of the Depression. You may not have time to complete every activity included in this product; pick and choose a few that work for your group.
Common Core Standards (4th grade)
Vocabulary (teacher notes included)
Predicting (teacher notes included)
Timeline Activity (image of student sample and notes included)
Inferences Using the Story Illustrations (teacher notes included)
Cause and Effect (teacher notes included)
Theme (teacher notes included)
Compare/Contrast Mini Depression Research Activity (teacher notes included)
This mentor text works well with the historical fiction novel, The Bread Winner by Arvella Whitmore. CLICK HERE
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