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.
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♥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.
** NEW ** An additional version of the assessments is now included as Google Forms, which are self-grading. Students can complete these easily on their computers and laptops, and you get instant data! Easy instructions included. (Note: You will need to manually grade the written response questions only.)
1) Student Chapter Work
•Every section covers 2 chapters and contains the following six parts.
→Quickwrite-Encourages freewriting and relates the text to the student.
→Vocabulary-introduces 3 new words for every section.
→True/False, Multiple Choice, and/or Sequencing questions.
→Standards Focus Activity.
→Comprehension and Analysis-3 written response questions.
→Beyond-a creative activity that might include art, brainstorming, or writing.
2) 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
3) Free-writing Journal
•2 decorative posters containing thought-provoking quotes from the book
•Free-writing journal template for students to write about the quotes
4) 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
5) 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
6) Culminating Project Options
•9 creative project choices for students to complete after they finish the book
7) Two Assessments
•Test comprehension and vocabulary
•Test #1-Chapters 1 to 15
•Test #2-Chapters 16 to 29 & Author's Note
•Assessments come in 3 versions: Printables, Google Slides, and Google Forms!
8) Student Bookmarks
•Serve as reference tools
•Highlight plot, setting, characters
9) 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
10) Instructions for digital Google Slides Version
11) Instructions for digital Google Forms Tests
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The Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963 | Comprehension & Vocabulary
The Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963 | Activities
The Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963 | Tests
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