One Crazy Summer Resource Set

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Summary

One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia

Follow eleven-year-old Delphine and her two younger sisters as they travel from Brooklyn to Oakland, California to meet the mother who abandoned them.  With dreams of Disneyland and Tinker Bell, the summer’s reality changes when their mother enrolls the girls in a day camp run by the Black Panthers.

  

Focus on how the author uses perspective to tell the story of a pivotal time in America’s history. The mini lessons included in this Book Club resource set make it easy to engage readers as they learn about perspective through the eyes of a character who could be one of their classmates.

This Newberry Honor book won the Coretta Scott King Award and was a National Book Award Finalist.

Teach with One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia

This Book Club Super Pack includes a Common Core aligned lesson plan and set of resources designed to support small group reading instruction.

  • Interactive Lesson Plan for 6 Book Club Meetings Focusing on Points of View
  • 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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Common Core Alignment
  • Main Pack: RL.6.1 RL.6.10 RL.6.2 RL.6.3 RL.6.4 RL.6.5 RL.6.6 RL.6.7 RL.6.9 SL.5.1c SL.6.1a SL.6.1b SL.6.1d SL.6.2 SL.6.3 W.6.8 W.6.9
  • Vocabulary: L.6.4a L.6.5 L.6.6
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    One Crazy Summer Resource Set

    One Crazy Summer Vocabulary Connections

    Before your students can fully comprehend and enjoy One Crazy Summer, it’s helpful to introduce words that might be new to readers. Either download the One Crazy Summer Super Pack or this individual Vocabulary Builder for resources and activities that support Tier 2 and Tier 3 vocabulary growth through fun and productive interactions with new words.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.6.4a L.6.5 L.6.6

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