Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963, The
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Watsons Go to Birmingham–1963, The by Christopher Paul Curtis
Watsons Go to Birmingham–1963 Teaching Guide is a 113-page, eight component resource for teaching Christopher Paul Curtis’s 1996 Newbery Honor Book.
Watsons Go to Birmingham– 1963 Teaching Guide Components:
(1)The detailed CHAPTER SUMMARIES, written in bulleted format for easy reference, provide a quick method for becoming familiar with the material when time is limited and for refreshing memory when using The Watsons from year to year.
(2)PREREADING ACTIVITIES for The Watsons include discussion and research ideas for getting acquainted with the year 1963, prompts to encourage discussions about family and friends, and a bulletin board idea.
(3)The VOCABULARY section contains an alphabetized list of all words from The Watsons targeted for study along with their page numbers, book order word lists with definitions and page numbers, a series of worksheets that address dictionary and usage skills, and activities that focus on figurative language taken directly from the story.
(4)The chapter-by-chapter SHORT ANSWER QUESTIONS can be use as homework reading guides, pop quizzes, conferencing tools, etc. The questions require detailed, factual responses.
(5)The series of OBJECTIVE TESTS, which cover The Watsons as chapter-by-chapter quizzes and as a whole book test, do not require story interpretation but rather check for FACTUAL story comprehension. The goal of this component is to build a strong foundation for progression to the higher level thinking skills.
(6)The activities in THINK, WRITE, CREATE, both chapter-by-chapter and whole book, require students to engage the higher level thinking skills of Bloom’s Taxonomy. These open-ended prompts cover a range of difficulties from basic to challenges for gifted students. The items address various Common Core Standards skills such as interpretive thinking, character analysis, sequencing, vocabulary building, point of view, compare/contrast, and theme. Many are cross-curricula.
(7)The GRAPHIC ORGANIZERS are unique in that they are based on specific events or characters directly from The Watsons rather than a standard design. Each one offers opportunities for practicing and improving thinking and writing skills.
(8)Full ANSWER KEYS are included for all questions requiring a specific answer..
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IMPORTANT NOTE: Watsons Go to Birmingham–1963 Teaching Guide contains ALL of the material available in each of the following purchase options. Individual components are offered for those customers who do not wish to purchase the full Teaching Guide. Please do not unintentionally duplicate your order.
Watsons Go to Birmingham–1963 Chapter Summaries and Objective tests is a 54-page, two component teaching resource for Christopher Paul Crutis’ 1996 Newbery Honor Book.
Watsons Go to Birmingham–1963 Chapter Summaries
The detailed CHAPTER SUMMARIES are written in bulleted format for easy reference. They are great for jogging the memory when using the title from year to year.
Watsons Go to Birmingham–1963 Objective Tests
The series of OBJECTIVE TESTS check for basic story comprehension. Formats include multiple choice, true and false, yes and no, and matching style. The questions cover the novel as chapter-by-chapter quizzes and as a whole book test. Students will need to read the book carefully and thoroughly for FACTUAL CONTENT in order to score well on these tests.
Full answers keys are included.
Watsons Go to Birmingham–1963 Prereading Activities, Vocabulary Study, Short Answer Questions is a thirty-four resource with four components.
Watsons Go to Birmingham–1963 Prereading Activities, Vocabulary Study, Short Answer Questions Components:
1. PREREADING activities and ideas with a bulletin board suggestion
2. VOCABULARY with word lists, definitions, dictionary activities, and usage worksheets.
3. Chapter-by-chapter SHORT ANSWER QUESTIONS that require detailed, factual responses.
Full ANSWER KEYS for vocabulary worksheets and short answer questions are included.
Watsons Go to Birmingham–1963 is a 25-page teaching resource has with components.
Watsons Go to Birmingham–1963 Thinking Skills
This component contains chapter-by-chapter and whole book THINK, WRITE, CREATE open-ended prompts, based on the higher level thinking skills of Bloom’s Taxonomy, which range in difficulty from the most basic to challenges for gifted students.
Watsons Go to Birmingham–1963 Graphic Organizers for Writing
A series of GRAPHIC ORGANIZERS for writing based on specific novel events or characters challenge and sharpen student writing skills.
Watsons Go to Birmingham–1963 Vocabulary Study is a 19-page resource composed of
a full-book alphabetized word list with page numbers
book-order word lists with definitions and page numbers
dictionary skills worksheets
word usage worksheets
figurative language worksheets
full answer keys
Watsons Go to Birmingham–1963 Short Answer Questions is a series of short answer questions that cover the book by individual chapters in sets of ten items each. The questions encourage careful reading for FACTUAL RESPONSES. They do NOT address story interpretation, reader opinion, or elements of literature. This material can be put to use as HOMEWORK, INDEPENDENT READING GUIDES, whole class or small group DISCUSSION GUIDES, POP QUIZZES, ANNOUNCED QUIZZES, and CONFERENCING TOOLS.
Full answer keys are included.
Thirteen total pages.
Watsons Go to Birmingham–1963 is a 50-question multiple choice quiz that covers the whole book and checks for basic, FACTUAL comprehension.
Full answer keys are included