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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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One Crazy Summer Resource Set
Book Club Management Resources
Meeting #1: Introduce Point of View
Meeting #2: Understanding the Narrator's Point of View
Meeting #3: Understanding a Character’s Point of View
Meeting #4: Understanding How the Narrator's Point of View Influences the Reader
Meeting #5: Connecting Point of View to the Author’s Purpose
Meeting #6: Thinking about Point of View as a Writer
One Crazy Summer Focus Assessment and Rubric
One Crazy Summer Common Core Assessment
One Crazy Summer Extension Activity
One Crazy Summer Running Record
Student Resources in Spanish
One Crazy Summer Vocabulary Connections
Common Core Alignment:
L.6.4a L.6.5 L.6.6
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