Written by Mary B. Collins
Essentially a complete teacher's guide and novel unit, this LitPlan Teacher Pack includes lesson plans and reproducible student materials for A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith.
21 Daily Lessons
Short answer study questions
Multiple choice quiz questions
Vocabulary worksheets for each reading assignment
3 detailed writing assignments
Individual and group activities
Critical thinking discussion questions
5 unit tests (2 short answer, 2 multiple choice, 1 advanced)
Review puzzles & games
Bulletin board ideas
Reproducible student materials
A Few Additional Notes
There is a timeline project in this unit. This project requires students to record historical and personal events for the main character, as well as for themselves, noting the correlation between the two.
There are also three writing assignments in this unit, each with the purpose of informing, persuading, or expressing personal opinions. The first writing assignment asks students to persuade their future children to follow their advice on how to find success and happiness in their teenage years. The second writing assignment asks students to inform others about the social injustices covered in the text, and the third asks students to describe their parents from a different perspective
These materials are geared for whole class use but are very easily adapted for independent study work, lit circles or book groups, home school use, or tutoring. If you have never taught this book before, this manual will give you a great foundation of materials on a variety of levels. If you have taught this book before, you might like to know that many veteran teachers have told us they have found our LitPlan Teacher Pack manuals to be much more thorough and more helpful than other materials they have used.
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