The Watsons Go To Birmingham, 1963 Novel Studyincludes comprehension questions and vocabulary activities to teach a literature unit with the book by Christopher Paul Curtis.
Standards-aligned and engaging, this isn't your typical book study. Instead of overwhelming learners with a list of daily chapter questions that don't require them to think beyond the text, The Watsons Go To Birmingham novel unit is meaningful and targets a specific comprehension skill each day.
Your download includes:
✔Daily comprehension prompts in 3 formats for differentiation
Foldable trifold brochures
Cut & paste journal prompts for interactive notebooks
Google Slides for easy differentiation or digital classrooms
✔ Weekly word of the day flip books for text-based vocabulary
✔ Easy-to-follow directions for printing & prep
✔ Instructional planning guide
✔ Answer keys
1) Student comprehension practice (up to 15 instructional days)
Each day's work focuses on a single standards-based comprehension skill
Short, written responses include opportunities to apply thinking to text
Designed with reluctant and struggling learners in mind
Built-in graphic organizers to support skill acquisition
Approachable questions help make connections & start conversations
No boring multiple-choice or fill-in-the-blank questions!
Available in both printable trifolds, pasteable journal prompts, & Google Slides
2) Approachable practice with key reading standards and skills including:
Generatingmain ideas and a summaryof key events
Text analysisand responding to literature
Exploringcharacter traits & developmentthrough events of the plot
Makinginferences and drawing conclusionsbased on text clues
Utilizingcontext cluesto establish meaning
Analyzingpoint of view& its impact on the reader.
And so much more!
3) Text-based & academic vocabulary
One target word identified for each day's reading
Includes opportunity to generate a personal definition & use the word in context
Fosters vocabulary knowledge through synonyms & antonyms
Opportunities to make connections to academic vocabulary for daily skills
4) Teacher support materials
Unit scope & sequence lay out the day's comprehension & vocabulary focus