The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963 Novel Study: Digital + Printable

Gay Miller
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This packet contains lessons aligned to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for grades 5 – 7. Choose between printable activities or go paperless with digital resources that are compatible with Google Classroom. This comprehensive unit includes vocabulary practice, comprehension quizzes, constructed response writing prompts with organizers for planning, and language arts lessons.

Be sure to check out all versions of The Watsons go to Birmingham – 1963 Novel Study to determine which best fits your teaching needs and style. This is Version #1, the full printable + digital resources version.

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Version #3 - This product contains the printable resources for vocabulary practice, comprehension quizzes, and constructed response writing prompts with organizers for planning.

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Digital Resources

Digital Presentations found in Google Drive

· 20 Constructed Response Writing Questions

· Organizer for Sentence Problems

· Ways to Expand Sentences + Practice

· Combining Sentences + Practice

· Run-on Sentences + Practice

· Varying Sentences

· Figurative Language

Digital Task Cards hosted by Boom Learning

· 16 Vocabulary and Comprehension Decks

The printable resource includes the following:

Lesson Plans at a Glance

• Vocabulary List (32 Words)
• Vocabulary Bookmarks
• Vocabulary Word Cards
• Vocabulary Practice Booklet
• Vocabulary Test

Comprehension and Writing
16 Comprehension Checks consisting of Multiple Choice, Fill in the Blanks, and Short Answer (One for Each Chapter)

20 Constructed Writing Questions

Skill Practice

· Sentence Problems Organizer

· Expanding Sentences using Adjectives/Adverbs and Adjective/Adverb Clauses Organizers, Prepositions, and Appositives

· Sentences to Expand Cards

· Figurative Language

· Graffiti Notes –Ways to Combine and Reasons to Combine Sentences

· Sentences to Combine Cards

· Run-on Sentences Organizers

· Run-on Sentences Cards

· Varying Sentences Organizer

· Civil Rights Research Questions

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Total Pages
233 Printable Pages + Boom Learning Decks + Activities for Google Slides
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
3 Weeks
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Use context (e.g., the overall meaning of a sentence or paragraph; a word’s position or function in a sentence) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.
Vary sentence patterns for meaning, reader/listener interest, and style.
Use punctuation (commas, parentheses, dashes) to set off nonrestrictive/parenthetical elements.
Recognize variations from standard English in their own and others’ writing and speaking, and identify and use strategies to improve expression in conventional language.
By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the grades 6–8 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.


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