The Watsons Go to Birmingham 1963 Novel Study Unit

The Watsons Go to Birmingham 1963 Novel Study Unit
The Watsons Go to Birmingham 1963 Novel Study Unit
The Watsons Go to Birmingham 1963 Novel Study Unit
The Watsons Go to Birmingham 1963 Novel Study Unit
The Watsons Go to Birmingham 1963 Novel Study Unit
The Watsons Go to Birmingham 1963 Novel Study Unit
The Watsons Go to Birmingham 1963 Novel Study Unit
The Watsons Go to Birmingham 1963 Novel Study Unit
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This novel study for The Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963, by Christopher Paul Curtis, contains 127 pages of resources, including comprehension and vocabulary by chapter, reading response activities, assessments, and more.

Focus standards include figurative language, theme, character analysis, plot, and setting.

No-prep, predictable, and extremely user-friendly, this literature guide is perfect for whole class, small group, or independent study. 

♥Included BONUS digital version works with Google Drive and contains eye-catching, color, interactive versions of all resources.

♥Use the paper OR digital version; BOTH are included with your purchase!

THIS RESOURCE INCLUDES:

1) Chapter Packet

•Each section covers 2 chapters and contains the following 6 parts.

→Quickwrite: Warms up student brains before reading.

→2 sets of True/False, Sequencing, and/or Multiple Choice questions.

→Standards Focus: an activity focused on Reading Literature standards.

→Comprehension and Analysis: 3 short answer questions.

→Vocabulary: Practice with 3 new words for each section of reading.

→Beyond: Creative activity that might include art, brainstorming, or writing.

2) 21 Reading Response Activities

•Questions and Answers

•Response to Literature: Theme

•Lessons Learned

•Main Events

•Problems & Resolutions

•Comic Strip

•Reading Highlights

•The Watsons Go to Birmingham: Cause & Effect

•Cause & Effect

•Character Snapshot

•Character Changes

•The Watsons Go to Birmingham: Character Notes

•Tree Map: Characters

•Character Cube

•Birmingham, Alabama-1963 (Focus on Setting)

•Settings and Emotions

•Figurative Language: Similes

•Hyperboles

•Figurative Language Types

•My Book Cover

•Reading Strategy: Preview Walk

3) Culminating Project Choices

•9 project choices for students to complete after they finish the novel

•Includes grading sheet

4) Free-writing Journal

•2 decorative posters containing thought-provoking quotes from the book

•Free-writing journal template for students to write about the quotes

5) Informational Article: A Look at the History behind the Book

•Article about the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s

•Accompanied with comprehension questions

•Helps students to understand social and political climate of the book's setting

6) Vocabulary Focus
•Two Vocabulary Reviews
•Practice with definitions, synonyms, antonyms, context clues
•Vocabulary Lists that come with and without definitions
•Three challenge words chosen for you from every section of reading
•Vocabulary Word Wall cards in full color
•Vocabulary Flashcards in b/w 

7) Culminating Project Options
•9 creative project choices for students to complete after they finish the book

8) Two Assessments
•Test comprehension and vocabulary
•Test #1-Chapters 1 to 8
•Test #2-Chapters 9 to 15 and Epilogue

9) Student Bookmarks
•Serve as reference tools
•Highlight plot, setting, characters
•Attractive art 

10) Easy planning and Low Prep
•Unit Map lays it all out for you
•Table of Contents for easy navigation
•Common Core Codes included for all activities
•Student Packet Covers
•All Answer Keys

11) Instructions for digital Google Drive Version

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The Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963: Novel Study Free Sample

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→Please note that MANY resources are included in this study. This is so that teachers may pick and choose what they want to use, since no two classrooms are alike. This is also so that teachers may differentiate for different groups within their classrooms. If you do not wish to purchase the entire big unit with everything included, please check out some of the links below for smaller portions of this complete novel study.

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NOTE: For the digital version, you will need Internet access and a free Google account, OR Google Classroom. It will work on computers or iPads. (To use it on an iPad without Google Classroom, simply have your students download the Google Slides app, available for free on iTunes.) Upon purchasing, you will download a document containing a secret link to the digital file, along with explicit, easy-to-follow instructions that will get you started in minutes! Students will be highly engaged and freshly invigorated as they type, draw, and diagram directly into the file on their computers or tablets. They can easily share their work with you as they go, all without the hassle of paper, pencil, and copies.

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Don't need the whole thing? If you are interested in individual components out of the complete novel study, click on the links below.

The Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963: Reading Response Activities and Projects

The Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963: Tests, Quizzes, Assessments

The Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963: Comprehension and Vocabulary by chapter

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Bud, Not Buddy Novel Study Unit: comprehension, vocabulary, activities, tests

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