Written by Jeanne Conaghan & Mary B. Collins
Essentially a complete teacher's guide and novel unit, this LitPlan Teacher Pack includes lesson plans and reproducible student materials for Catherine Called Birdy by Karen Cushman.
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 are three writing assignments in this unit, each with the specific purpose of persuading, expressing personal opinions, or informing. The first writing assignment is to write a letter from Catherine to her brother Edward asking him to talk to their parents about her marriage situation. In the second assignment, students explain and support their personal stand on whether or not they believe people can change. The third assignment is a personal narrative that is the culmination of a series of diary entries that students make throughout the unit.
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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