A Long Way from Chicago Resource Set

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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
A Long Way from Chicago Lesson Plans, Resources, and Activities
Common Core Alignment
  • Main Pack: L.5.4a L.5.5 L.5.6 RF.5.3 RF.5.4 RL.5.1 RL.5.10 RL.5.2 RL.5.3 RL.5.4 RL.5.5 RL.5.6 SL.5.1a SL.5.1b SL.5.1c SL.5.1d SL.5.2 SL.5.3 SL.5.6 W.5.8 W.5.9
  • Vocabulary: L.5.4a L.5.5 L.5.6
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    A Long Way from Chicago Resource Set

    A Long Way from Chicago Vocabulary Connections

    Are your students familiar with new vocabulary used in A Long Way from Chicago? Download this Vocabulary Connections for fun resources and activities that support Tier 2 and Tier 3 vocabulary growth. If you download this book’s Super Pack, these resources are all included.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.5.4a L.5.5 L.5.6

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