The Great Fire by Jim Murphy: A Nonfiction Book Study will help you guide your students through The Great Fire (Scholastic, 1995; Scholastic Paperbacks, 2010) as they read about this exciting event in American history.
Murphy's book, The Great Fire is a nonfiction account of the October 1871 fire that destroyed most of the city of Chicago. This book was named a Newbery Honor Book. It was also recognized as a Best Book for Youth by the American Library Association. Other honors include the Jefferson Cup Award, Booklist Editors Choice and Publishers Weekly Best Books.
Features of The Great Fire by Jim Murphy: A Nonfiction Book Study include:
*A teacher's page with suggestions for using each section of the unit and a list of online resources
*The eight-page Oral Reading and Discussion Guide, your map through the book, including a summary of each chapter and discussion questions for each chapter.
*A twenty-five word glossary
*A crossword puzzle matching vocabulary words with definitions
*A vocabulary review using the words in sentence context
*A 50-question vocabulary test matching words with definitions and using the words in sentence context
*Finding the Details worksheet with 50 questions
*Comprehension test with eight matching questions, ten multiple-choice, and two open response questions.
*Answer keys included for all items.
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