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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