The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963 Unit Novel Study

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Free up your time with The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963, a 120 page common-core aligned Complete Literature Guide for the novel by Christopher Paul Curtis. This guide has everything that you will need to teach and assess the novel. The Calendar explains the skills and activities for the day, and the weekly assessments are Common Core aligned and include all answer keys. Each quiz and test question is matched and labeled with the exact Common Core standard. These questions go BEYOND basic understanding and hit the high rigor teachers are looking for, and other literature guides do not provide. The Table of Contents makes finding information quick and easy. This guide is loaded with high rigor activities and assessments. ALL ANSWER KEYS ARE INCLUDED.

Included in this Literature Guide:

Lesson Planning:
***A day by day six week sample calendar schedule for this unit.

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
***Vocabulary Quiz
***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)
***Answer Keys

Speaking and Listening Skills:
***Chapter by chapter character roles listed for Dialogue Reading
-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
***Answer Keys

Skill Building Activities and Worksheets:

***Elements of Plot Activity
***Figurative Language Activity
***Vocabulary in Context Activity
***The Elements of a Story Activity

Writing Skills:
***Smiley-Face Tricks Writing Activity
***Writing Expository Essay Prompt and Rubric
***Narrative Writing Prompt and Rubric
-Aligns with Writing Common Core Standards

Grammar Skills:
***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.)

Common Core Standards utilized with this unit:
Reading Literature RL.1, RL.2, RL.3, RL.4, RL.5., RL.6, RL.7, RL.8, RL.9, RL.10
Reading Informational RI.1, RI.2, RI.3, RI.4, RI.5., RI.6, RI.7, RI.8, RI.9, RI.10
Writing W.2, W.3, W.4, W.5, W.7, W.8, W.9
Speaking and Listening SL.1A, SL.1B, SL.1C, SL.1D, SL.2, SL.3, SL.4, SL.5, SL.6
Language L.1A, L.1B, L.1C, L.1D, L.1E, L.6.4A, L.6.4B, L.6.4D, L.6.5A, L.6.5B, L.6.5C, L.6.5D

Skills tested include but are not limited to:
recall
inferences
predictions
point of view
theme
symbolism
irony (verbal, situational, dramatic)
plot (exposition, conflict, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution)
type of conflict
cause and effect
figurative language (recognizing and explaining)
vocabulary in context
summary
main idea
flashback
foreshadowing 

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The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963 Unit Novel Study
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The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963 Unit Novel Study
The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963 Unit Novel Study
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