Patricia MacLachlan’s Newbery Medal award winning novel, Sarah, Plain and Tall, is much beloved for its spirited and kind titular heroine, and its gentle storyline. Caleb and Anna Witting miss their mother greatly, and their loneliness is mirrored in their father, who no longer sings after his wife’s passing. Jacob Witting, “Papa”, places an ad in the newspaper for a mail-order bride, and Sarah of Maine replies, promising to travel to the Witting’s prairie farm to stay for a month. Her arrival prompts a renewed joyful atmosphere in the Witting household, and the children find themselves drawn to Sarah’s cheerful attitude and buoyant spirit. However, a fear slowly begins to creep into the children’s hearts – will Sarah’s homesickness take her back to Maine? MacLachlan’s novel is a moving tale, with an affable humor and clear writing style that will especially appeal to readers in a Grades 3-6 range.
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This simple story will have young readers enjoying every moment of Sarah's journey with a small family to become the mother-figure they desperately need, by completing fun, challenging lessons and activities provided in this instructional guide for literature. This guide will encourage readers to explore the humanity of the characters who long to be loved. The lessons and activities are rigorous yet engaging and will encourage students to learn such skills as analyzing and comprehending story elements in multiple ways, practicing close reading and text-based vocabulary, and determining meaning through text-dependent questions. Add rigor to your students' explorations of rich, complex literature by implementing this instructional guide for literature into your classroom today!
Students will enjoy studying the story elements of Sarah, Plain and Tall. Through these engaging activities, students create products to share their understanding of characters, plots, and settings of the short stories in the book. Rigorously study this great work of children's literature by applying knowledge about the story elements in creative, fun ways.
These activities for Sarah, Plain and Tall by practice key language convention skills. The activities integrate literature with learning about grammar, word choice, and sentence structure. Learning can be fun when it's connected to literature. Rigorously study this great work of children's literature and practice key language convention skills in an engaging way.
These assessment questions for Sarah, Plain and Tall are modeled after current testing models requiring students to revisit the text for answers. Students have to support their opinions and inferences with examples from the text. Assess your students' understanding of the text by using this text-based assessment.
Students respond to Sarah, Plain and Tall through writing. Various writing prompts, which require students to make connections, are provided. Narrative, opinion, and informative/explanatory prompts are included along with themed writing paper. Rigorously study this great work of children's literature by making connections and responding to writing prompts.
These cross-curricular activities for Sarah, Plain and Tall incorporate key skills from the Common Core. The activities integrate literature with social studies, science, mathematics, and more. Included activity pages engage and challenge students. Rigorously study this great work of children's literature by making connections between the book and other content areas.
These vocabulary activities for Sarah, Plain and Tall incorporate key skills from the Common Core. The activities integrate vocabulary with a study of the text. Includes text-dependent questions, definitions, and text-based sentences. Rigorously study the vocabulary from this great work of children's literature in an interesting, engaging, and relevant way.
Students analyze Sarah, Plain and Tall using key skills from the Common Core. Close reading of the text is required to answer text-dependent questions. Included are student pages with the text-dependent questions as well as suggested answers. Rigorously study this great work of children's literature through close reading and responding to text-dependent questions.
These leveled discussion questions about Sarah, Plain and Tall require students to read closely, make connections, and share their analyses. Included are leveled comprehension questions and suggested answers. Rigorously study this great work of children's literature through rich analysis of the characters, setting, and plot.
These post-reading activities for Sarah, Plain and Tall allow students to share their understanding of characters, plot, and settings of the book. They have opportunities to write, draw, and perform based on what they've learned. After reading this great work of children's literature give students opportunities to share what they've discovered.