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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
Common Core Alignment
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A Long Way from Chicago Resource Set
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
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