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A Long Way from Chicago by Richard Peck
Richard Peck’s series of short stories about the summers two children spend with their grandmother provides a perfect opportunity for students to learn about character perspective. Full of hilarious and sometimes shocking stories, A Long Way From Chicago makes it easy for students to talk about the characters and the ways in which they change and grow each year.
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This resource set includes everything you need to deliver meaningful reading instruction
- Interactive Lesson Plan for 9 Book Club Meetings Focusing on Perspective
- Chapter by Chapter Discussion Guide
- Chapter by Chapter Vocabulary Guide
- Book Club Calendar
- Conversation Prompts
- Expectations for Book Club Anchor Chart / Student Reference Sheet
- Student Self-Evaluation Forms
- Running Record Assessment Tool
- Student Reading Response Guide
- Comprehension Assessment Rubric
- Common Core State Standard Assessment
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A Long Way from Chicago Resource Set
5.10A 5.10E 5.13A 5.13C 5.13E 5.13H 5.1A 5.1C 5.1D 5.6A 5.6B 5.6C 5.6D 5.6E 5.6F 5.6G 5.6H 5.6I 5.7A 5.7B 5.7C 5.7D 5.7E 5.7F 5.7G 5.8B 5.8C 5.8D
Book Club Management Resources
Meeting #1: Introduce Perspective
Meeting #2: Tracking Changes in Perspective Over Time
Meeting #3: Determining Pivotal Moments that Change Perspective
Meeting #4: Noticing and Considering Historical Perspective
Meeting #5: Changes in Perspective and Character Influence
Meeting #6: Making Inferences to Identify Character Perspective
Meeting #7: Noticing Changes in Perspective
Meeting #8: Perspective and Author's Message
Meeting #9: Reflection on Perspective
A Long Way from Chicago Focus Assessment and Rubric
A Long Way from Chicago Running Record
Student Resources in Spanish
A Long Way from Chicago Vocabulary Connections
Common Core Alignment:
L.5.4a L.5.5 L.5.6
5.3A 5.3B 5.7E 5.7F
A Long Way from Chicago Common Core Alignment
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