The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street Novel Study

Grade Levels
3rd - 5th, Homeschool
Formats Included
  • PDF (40 pages)
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Every person in a family has a unique position. Take the time to think deeply and interact with The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street by Karina Yan Glaser to discover how these unique positions and personalities impact everything from how stress is handled to holiday spirit. Schema activation, predictions, space to record independent thinking, journal prompts, get out of the book activities and personal reflection questions give students the opportunity to do more than read the words written in the book. It allows them to spend time with it, roll the content around in their brains, and make decisions with and without the guidance of the teacher. Traditional comprehension questions have their place and are included in each section. This said, rest assured, all resources created by Smart Simple Homeschool are designed to challenge your learner to think, learn, know, do and become. The simple part is for you the educator or parent - simply purchase and print.

Total Pages
40 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 month
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.
Assess how point of view or purpose shapes the content and style of a text.
Analyze the structure of texts, including how specific sentences, paragraphs, and larger portions of the text (e.g., a section, chapter, scene, or stanza) relate to each other and the whole.
Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.
Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.


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