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Digital Resource - The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963, a 200 page/slide Common-Core Aligned Complete Literature Guide for the novel by Christopher Paul Curtis. It can be used with OR without Google Drive (Paperless OR Print and Go)This guide can be used as a Print and Go, but also utilizes Google Docs for Chapter Questions, Google Slides for Story Elements and Grammar, and Self-Grading Assessments through Socrative. Safe copies and time with quizzes and tests that grade themselves! This guide is loaded with high rigor activities and assessments. ALL ANSWER KEYS ARE INCLUDED.
Included with the Digital Resources in this Guide:
The Watsons Go to Birmingham Interactive Notebook - Digital for Google Classroom
Vocabulary through Quizlet.com
Chapter Questions for All Fifteen Chapters through Google Docs
Colorful Story Element Activities through Interactive Google Slides with Movable Parts
Self-Grading Digital Tests Through Socrative:
Vocabulary Quiz - 13 questions
Chapters 1 - 3 Quiz - 15 questions
Chapters 4 - 6 Quiz - 15 questions
Chapters 7 - 9 Quiz - 15 Questions
Chapters 10 - 12 Quiz - 10 Questions
Chapters 13 - 15 Quiz - 15 Questions
Final Test - 25 Questions
Kahoot It link to review for the final test.
Grammar Activities through Google Slides with Movable Parts (Bonus!)
BUYER NOTE - Although there are PLENTY of paperless Google activities in this bundle, the tests are paperless and self-grading through Socrative.com. Socrative is a FREE online site where teachers can launch quizzes which are self-grading. Teachers simply sign up with a user name and password, and then are able to launch the self-grading tests in this unit. They can even edit them to suit their needs in Socrative.
Included in this Print and Go Literature Guide:
The Watsons Go to Birmingham poster set - coloring book pages to create a bulletin board
***A day by day six week sample calendar schedule for this unit.
***Directions for Google Docs and Google Slide Sets
Introductory and Informational Materials:
***Biography information on author, Christopher Paul Curtis
***Informational Quiz (multiple choice) on the biography
- Aligns with Reading Informational Common Core Standards
***Historical information on the bombing from September 15, 1963
Reading Literature Support:
***Vocabulary words, definitions, and links to electronic flashcards
***Chapter summaries (fill in the blank for students)
***Chapter discussion questions (to be written on separate paper)
***Chapter discussion questions (fill in the blank for students)
Speaking and Listening Skills:
***Chapter by chapter character roles listed for Dialogue Reading
(This is NOT Readers' Theatre. This product does NOT contain a play. The activity involves using the dialogue provided in the novel.)
-Aligns with Speaking and Listening Common Core Standards
Reading Literature Assessments:
***Quiz chapters 1 – 3 (multiple choice) Common Core aligned
***Quiz chapters 4 – 6 (multiple choice) Common Core aligned
***Quiz chapters 7 – 9 (multiple choice) Common Core aligned
***Quiz chapters 10 – 12 (multiple choice)Common Core aligned
***Quiz chapters 13 – 15 (multiple choice)Common Core aligned
***Final Test (multiple choice/matching) Common Core aligned
-Aligns with Reading Literature Common Core Standards
Skill Building Activities and Worksheets:
***Elements of Plot Activity
***Figurative Language Activity
***Vocabulary in Context Activity
***The Elements of a Story Activity
***Smiley-Face Tricks Writing Activity
***Writing Expository Essay Prompt and Rubric
***Narrative Writing Prompt and Rubric
-Aligns with Writing Common Core Standards
***The Eight Parts of Speech Activity
-Aligns with Language Common Core Standards
***Digital Tour Project - Flint Michigan to Birmingham, Alabama
ALL ANSWER KEYS ARE INCLUDED!
(Individual common core standards are located on the answer keys.)
If you like this, you may be interested in our HUGE African-American Novel Study Bundle, for Black History Month, or any time of the year:
Includes: The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963, Bud, Not Buddy, The House of Dies Drear, and Sounder.
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