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I Survived the Great Chicago Fire, 1871 by Lauren TarshisAlready apprehensive about moving from his farm in Minnesota to Chicago, Oscar is devastated when his suitcase, containing the only memento of his father, is stolen at the train station. In a split-second decision, Oscar takes off after the thief and soon finds himself in a city engulfed in the flames of The Great Chicago Fire of 1871. Like all the books in the I Survived series, this chapter book is the perfect blend of fact and fiction. The author’s sequencing of events creates a fast-paced historical fiction that students will enjoy reading, making it a smart choice for a Book Club focused on sequence of events.
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Teach with I Survived the Great Chicago Fire, 1871 by Lauren Tarshis
This Book Club Super Pack includes a Common Core aligned lesson plan and set of resources designed to support small group reading instruction.
Get everything you need to run a successful Book Club using I Survived the Great Chicago Fire, 1871 by Lauren Tarshis:
- Interactive Lesson Plan for 5 Book Club Meetings Focusing on Sequence of Events
- 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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I Survived the Great Chicago Fire, 1871 Resource Set
Book Club Management Resources
Meeting #1: Introduce Tracking Sequence of Events
Meeting #2: Sequence of Events and Flashbacks
Meeting #3: Sorting Out the Sequence of Events in a Story
Meeting #4: Major and Minor Conflicts in the Sequence of Events
Meeting #5: Climax and Resolution as Part of a Sequence of Events in Fiction
I Survived the Great Chicago Fire, 1871 Focus Assessment and Rubric
I Survived the Great Chicago Fire, 1871 Common Core Assesment
I Survived the Great Chicago Fire, 1871 Running Record
Student Resources in Spanish
I Survived the Great Chicago Fire, 1871 Vocabulary Connections
Common Core Alignment:
L.4.4a L.4.5c L.4.6
4.3A 4.3B 4.7E 4.7F
I Survived the Great Chicago Fire, 1871 Common Core Alignment
I Survived the Great Chicago Fire, 1871 TEKS Alignment
4.10A 4.10B 4.10C 4.10D 4.10E 4.10F 4.10G 4.13A 4.13C 4.13E 4.13H 4.1A 4.1C 4.1D 4.6A 4.6B 4.6C 4.6D 4.6E 4.6F 4.6G 4.6H 4.6I 4.7A 4.7B 4.7C 4.7D 4.7E 4.7F 4.7G 4.8A 4.8B 4.8C 4.8D 4.9A 4.9B 4.9D(i) 4.9D(ii) 4.9D(iii) 4.9E(i) 4.9E(ii) 4.9E(iii) 4.9F
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