The Watsons go to Birmingham 1963 Activity Pack

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Grade Levels
4th - 6th
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Below is the description of what is included in this The Watsons go to Birmingham Activity Pack - Book in a Bottle and Interactive Notebook!

The Watsons go to Birmingham Book in a Bottle Project

There are 6 bottles altogether; 3 for characters (Kenny, Byron and Joey) and 2 for Problem and Solution and 1 for Genre: Historical Fiction. Students are required to think critically about the characters and other elements of the novel. They will write about the history they learned and the elements that make the novel a fictional story.

There are 4 Labels included.
Students use the labels to complete a Text Study for The Watsons go to Birmingham, they will draw and explain their favorite part, their review of the story and answer questions about author's purpose. There is also a label that wraps around the handle of the soda carrier for the title and author.

**Soda carrier NOT included. Soda carriers are available (for free) from Whole Foods and local grocery stores. Some teachers have adapted this project by turning it into a mobile using a hanger.**

Interactive Notebook for The Watsons go to Birmingham - 1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis! This book is fun and engaging for students who are either working with a group or independently on the comprehension strategies that this novel lends itself so well to.

Comprehension Strategies Practiced for The Watsons go to Birmingham:
- Analogies
- Character Traits
- Figurative Language (simile & metaphor)
- Sequence of Events
- Compare and Contrast Characters
- Author's Purpose
- Point of View
- Making Inferences
- Visualizing
- Making Connections and MORE!

Students discuss with a partner or group members using the discussion prompts that are included. Then, they can either work with someone or independently to create their very own Interactive Notebook to practice comprehension skills for each chapter of the book!

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40 pages
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