Use A Long Way from Chicago by Richard Peck to turn your read aloud or small group work into a time to improve comprehension and talk about the text in purposeful ways.
This set of vocabulary development resources for A Long Way from Chicago highlights the words that are most important for students to know and understand while reading the book. Through engaging in fun word games, matching words to definitions, and practicing how to categorize words, students will develop the vocabulary necessary to comprehend this story and many others.
Use this Running Record to assess oral reading fluency with A Long Way from Chicago. Track meaning, structure, and visual accuracy using the first 100 words of the text to determine whether or not this book is a good fit for the readers in your classroom.