Written by Mary B. Collins
Essentially a complete teacher's manual for the novel, this LitPlan Teacher Pack includes lesson plans and reproducible resource materials for Across Five Aprils by Irene Hunt.
18 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 are three writing assignments in this unit, each with the purpose of informing, persuading, or having students express personal opinions. The first assignment is to inform: students write a short informative composition about the topic they have researched. This doubles as a preparation for the one-minute oral presentation students must give about their topics. The second assignment is to
express personal opinions: students write letters to elected officials asking questions or expressing personal views about topics of the students' choice. The third assignment is to persuade: students write a letter to the man who said to Jethro, "Be glad you're a boy, young feller, and don't hev to pester yoreself with all these troubles that men be sufferin' through these days" persuading him that
his statement was untrue.
There is a group activity in which students work in small groups to gather and present information about the people and places mentioned in the book
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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