This 53 page activity pack for The Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963, by Christopher Paul Curtis, contains 21 Common Core-aligned reading response activities. Focus standards include character analysis, theme, plot, figurative language, and more.
Open ended questions and graphic organizers are easily adaptable for every learner. Perfect for whole class, small group, or even independent study.
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♥You're free to use the printable OR digital version; BOTH are included with your purchase!
♥Perfect for distance learning. Students can access the digital version from home or school. Teachers and students can easily send this back and forth using Google Drive or Google Classroom! (The minimum that's needed is a free Google account. However, you may also contact me for help using this product on many other digital learning platforms!)
♥Excellent for school or homeschool. No-prep and so easy for teachers, parents, and students to follow!
♥Eye-catching digital version contains full-color, interactive adaptations of all resources. Students type directly onto the digital version in Google Slides.
1) 21 Common Core-aligned Reading Response Activities
•Questions and Answers
•Response to Literature: Theme
•Problems & Resolutions
•The Watsons Go to Birmingham: Cause & Effect
•Cause & Effect
•The Watsons Go to Birmingham: Character Notes
•Tree Map: Characters
•Birmingham, Alabama-1963 (Focus on Setting)
•Settings and Emotions
•Figurative Language: Similes
•Figurative Language Types
•My Book Cover
•Reading Strategy: Preview Walk
2) Free-writing Journal
•2 decorative posters containing thought-provoking quotes from the book
•Free-writing journal template for students to write about the quotes
3) 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
4) Culminating Project Options
•9 creative project choices for students to complete after they finish the book
5) Easy planning and Low Prep
•Detailed Table of Contents outlines standard/focus and tells you when to use what
•Common Core Codes included for all activities
•Student Packet Cover for easy organization
•All Answer Keys
6) Instructions for digital Google Drive Version
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The Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963: Comprehension & Vocabulary
The Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963: Tests
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