This book about a special teacher will remind you of why you wanted to teach...
Help your students meet rigorous CCSS by giving them books at appropriate Lexile levels that are engaging and fun to read. Kirkpatrick Hill’s novel, The Year of Miss Agnes (Lexile 790, CCSS suggested for grades 3-4), tells the story of 10-year old Fredericka's life in Alaska in 1948:
Having little faith in the teachers that come and go through her small village school in Athabascan, Alaska, Fredericka begins to see Miss Agnes in a different light as she and all the rest of the pupils start to enjoy their lessons and finally learn how to read and write.
This novel has an interesting setting and interesting characters. THEMES: school life; teachers; Alaska; Indians of North America
The novel study written by My Reading Resources meets several CCSS for grades 3 and 4.
R.L. 3.1, 3.3, 3.4, 3.10
R.L. 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.10
L. 3.1b, 3.2c, 3.4, 3.5
L. 4.4, 4.5
Student Packet has 40 pages of vocabulary work, writing prompts, short answer and discussion questions - students can work on these independently while you are busy with reading groups!
word cards to match definitions to vocabulary words
words with definitions
More than a dozen ideas for student projects
Review Quiz ----- multiple choice 20 questions
Vocabulary Quiz -----1 page matching words to definitions
Analogies --- practice critical thinking with multiple choice answers
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