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    Comprehension and vocabulary activities for the Newbery award-winning novel, The Family Under the Bridge written by Natalie Savage Carlson. This book will expose your students to the hardships of poverty and the power that comes with family. The setting: Christmas time in Paris. (I include this as a Christmas book, but it can be used anytime!)

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    Lois Lowry’s Newberry Award winning book, Number the Stars, is a classic and a wonderful book to use to ‘delve deeper.’ This resource of book activities has been designed to do just that!

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  • Guided Reading and Activities - Jumanji
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    This Reading / Literacy resource has been created to use with the Caldecott winning book, Jumanji, written by Chris Van Allsburg. It includes Guided Reading questions, Journal Response pages, Reading Journal pages, Student Activity pages, Extended Activities, Vocabulary work. Designed to use with 3rd – 4th -5th grades.

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    This resource offers reading comprehension and discussion questions about the story and characters.

    About the book (Not included):
    By the Shores of Silver Lake by Laura Ingalls Wilder published in 1939, the fifth of nine books in her Little House series. It is based on a few years of her childhood when the Ingalls lived at Plum Creek near Walnut Grove, Minnesota, during the 1870s. The original dust jacket proclaimed, “The true story of an American pioneer family by the author of Little House in the Big Woods“. The novel was a Newbery Honor book in 1940.

    Interest Level: Grades 4 – 7 Reading Level: Grades 4 -6
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  • Saint George and the Dragon | Caldecott Book Guided Reading and Response
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    This Reading / Literacy resource offers guided reading questions and journal response activities that will help students enjoy and gain greater appreciation for Saint George and the Dragon, written by Margaret Hodges and illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman (1985 Caldecott Medal award winning book) During this unit, students will be asked to give opinions, answer factual questions about the story, use critical thinking skills and be creative!

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    This resource offers reading comprehension and discussion questions about the story and characters.

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    Peter Hatcher’s summer is not looking good. First of all, Peter’s brother Fudge—the five-year-old human hurricane–has a plan: to marry Peter’s sworn enemy, Sheila Tubman. Disgusting! Could anything be worse? Yes! Because Peter’s parents have decided to rent a summer house next door to the Tubman’s. Which means Peter will be stuck with Fudge and Sheila the Cootie Queen for three whole weeks!

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    This resource offers reading comprehension and discussion questions about the story and characters.

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    Little House in the Big Woods was Laura Ingall’s Wilder’s first book published and it inaugurated her Little House series. It is based on memories of her early childhood in the Big Woods near Pepin, Wisconsin, in the early 1870s.

    Interest: Grades 4 – 8 Reading Level: Grades 4 – 5

     

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    This resource offers vocabulary work, reading comprehension and discussion questions about the story and characters.

    This resource offers vocabulary work, reading comprehension and discussion questions about the story and characters.

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    Out of the Dust is a verse novel by Karen Hesse, first published in 1997 and the recipient of the 1998 Newbery Award. A poem cycle that reads as a novel, Out of the Dust tells the story of a girl named Billie Jo, who struggles to help her family survive the dust-bowl years of the Depression. Fighting against the elements on her Oklahoma farm, Billie Jo takes on even more responsibilities when her mother dies in a tragic accident.

    Interest level:
    Grades 5 – 8
    Reading level:
    Grades 5 – 8

     

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    This resource offers vocabulary work, reading comprehension and discussion questions about the story and characters..

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    Sarah, Plain and Tall was written by Patricia MacLachlan, and the winner of the 1986 Newbery Medal, the 1986 Scott O’Dell Award for Historical Fiction and the 1986 Golden Kite Award. It explores themes of loneliness, abandonment, and coping with change.

    Interest level:
    Grades 4 – 8
    Reading level:
    Grades 2 – 5

     

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    This resource offers reading comprehension and discussion questions about the story and characters.

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    Any fan of Fudge knows that he never does anything halfway. And so it should come as no surprise that when he discovers the value of money, he goes whole hog, making his own “Fudge Bucks,” and thumbing through catalogs to choose his birthday presents years in advance. His older brother Peter, who’s just starting 7th grade, finds it all highly embarrassing, as usual. A wild and wacky beginning to a new school year.

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    This resource offers vocabulary work, reading comprehension and discussion questions about the story and characters..

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    Maniac Magee is a novel written by American author Jerry Spinelli and published in 1990. Exploring themes of racism and homelessness, it follows the story of an orphan boy looking for a home in the fictional Pennsylvania town of Two Mills. He becomes a local legend for feats of athleticism and fearlessness, and his ignorance of sharp racial boundaries in the town. It is popular in elementary school curricula, and has been used in scholarly studies on the relationship of children to racial identity and reading. 

    Reading level: 5th Grade

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    This resource offers reading comprehension and discussion questions about the story and characters as well as vocabulary activities. (25 pages – Answer Keys provided)

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    This stirring and unforgettable novel from renowned author Katherine Applegate celebrates the transformative power of unexpected friendships. Inspired by the true story of a captive gorilla known as Ivan, this illustrated novel is told from the point of view of Ivan himself.

    Having spent 27 years behind the glass walls of his enclosure in a shopping mall, Ivan has grown accustomed to humans watching him. He hardly ever thinks about his life in the jungle. Instead, Ivan occupies himself with television, his friends Stella and Bob, and painting. But when he meets Ruby, a baby elephant taken from the wild, he is forced to see their home, and his art, through new eyes.

     

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    This resource offers vocabulary work, reading comprehension and discussion questions about the story and characters.

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    The Midwife’s Apprentice is a children’s novel by Karen Cushman. It tells of how a homeless girl becomes a midwife’s apprentice—and establishes a name and a place in the world, and learns to hope and overcome failure. This novel won the John Newbery Medal in 1996.

    Interest level:
    Grades 4 – 8
    Reading level:
    Grades 6 – 12

     

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    This resource offers vocabulary work, reading comprehension and discussion questions about the story and characters..

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    A Year Down Yonder is a novel by Richard Peck published in 2000 and won the Newbery Medal in 2001.
    The Great Depression is finally over in 1937, but times are still hard. Because her parents cannot care for her while they struggle to regain their financial footing back in Chicago, fifteen-year-old Mary Alice is sent to live with her Grandma Dowdel in a small town in southern Illinois…

    Interest level: Grades 4 – 8 Reading level: Grades 4 – 8
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    This Reading / Literacy resource offers guided reading questions and student activities that will help students enjoy and gain greater appreciation for Allen Say’s book, Grandfather’s Journey. (1994 Caldecott Medal award winning book!)
    Designed for 2nd, 3rd and 4th grades.
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    This resource offers vocabulary work, reading comprehension and discussion questions about the story and characters..

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    The Giver is a 1993  novel by Lois Lowry. It is set in a society which at first appears to be utopian but is revealed to be dystopian as the story progresses. The novel follows a 12-year-old boy named Jonas. The society has taken away pain and strife by converting to “Sameness”, a plan that has also eradicated emotional depth from their lives. Jonas is selected to inherit the position of Receiver of Memory, the person who stores all the past memories of the time before Sameness, as there may be times where one must draw upon the wisdom gained from history to aid the community’s decision making. Jonas struggles with concepts of all the new emotions and things introduced to him: whether they are inherently good, evil, or in between, and whether it is even possible to have one without the other. The Community lacks any color, memory, climate, or terrain, all in an effort to preserve structure, order, and a true sense of equality beyond personal individuality.

    Interest level:
    Grades 4 – 8
    Reading level:
    Grades 3 – 8
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    This resource offers reading comprehension and discussion questions about the story and characters.

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    For a girl as enthusiastic about life as Ramona, starting the first grade should be easy! But with a teacher who doesn’t understand her, a tattletale classmate, and a scary dog who follows her on the walk home from school, Ramona has a hard time acting like the big girl everyone expects her to be. But when she shows up to school with a missing shoe, Ramona gets a fresh grip on her courage in order to make it through a mortifying situation.

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    This resource offers reading comprehension and discussion questions about the story and characters.

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    Nothing is easy for 11 year old, Peter Hatcher. It’s hard enough to have an impossible little brother like Fudge, but now there’s a new baby coming. And if this baby is anything like Fudge, that’s it – Peter is moving out! Just when he thinks it can’t get any worse, Peter finds out that Fudge will be in kindergarten at the same school where he’ll be in 6th grade!

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    This resource offers vocabulary work, reading comprehension and discussion questions about the story and characters..

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    The Whipping Boy is a Newbery medal-winning children’s book by Sid Fleischman, first published in 1986.
    It is the story of a friendship that develops between Prince Brat and his whipping boy, Jemmy, who was forced to take punishments for the prince. Though these boys seem to be complete opposites, they display courage and a willingness to help one another when they are faced with danger.

    Interest level:
    Grades 4 – 8
    Reading level:
    Grades 2 – 5

     

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    This resource offers vocabulary work, reading comprehension and discussion questions about the story and characters.

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    The View from Saturday is a children’s novel by E. L. Konigsburg, published in 1996. It won the 1997 Newbery Medal for excellence in American children’s literature, the author’s second Medal. Theme of the book: “Kindness and the courage it takes to be kind.”

    Reading level: 6th-8th Grade

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