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The Great Trouble by Deborah Hopkinson - Literature Unit

Grade Levels
5th - 7th
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15 pages
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The Great Trouble by Deborah Hopkinson is a fantastic novel steeped in history about London, epidemics, and Dr. John Snow.

In this unit you will find activities for a variety of subjects including project ideas. The following is just a few of the topics and activities you will find in this unit.

1. Literature:
-Genres with Graphic Organzier
-Dialect with Chart for writing dialect used and meaning
2. History:
-London 1950's
-Thames River
-Timeline: Epidemics throughout History
4. Projects:
-Write a Biography
-Create a Map / Map Analysis
-Character Suitcase

I hope you enjoy it!
Total Pages
15 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Include multimedia components and visual displays in presentations to clarify claims and findings and emphasize salient points.
Present claims and findings, emphasizing salient points in a focused, coherent manner with pertinent descriptions, facts, details, and examples; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation.
Analyze the main ideas and supporting details presented in diverse media and formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) and explain how the ideas clarify a topic, text, or issue under study.
Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 7 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
Include multimedia components (e.g., graphics, images, music, sound) and visual displays in presentations to clarify information.


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