“Sarah Plain and Tall” is a children’s book written by Patricia MacLachlan that tells the story of a mail-order bride named Sarah who comes to live with a widowed farmer and his two children on the prairie. An interdisciplinary teacher’s guide for this book includes activities and resources that integrate multiple subjects and encourage students to make connections between them.
Your students will love Sarah’s story! This 55 page all-inclusive, ready-to-use, novel unit of study was created for Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan. It is a story about a family searching for a mother. Anna and Caleb live with their father in a rural area of America. It’s the turn of the twentieth century, and life on the farm is challenging. Anna and Caleb live with their father in a rural area of America. It’s the turn of the twentieth century, and life on the farm is challenging.
Sarah, Plain and Tall is an award-winning novel that your students are sure to enjoy. This novel study is aligned to the common core standards and includes everything you needIt is a story about a family searching for a mother.
This novel unit includes:
. links to videos and pdf files
. graphic organizers
. vocabulary work
. reading comprehension
. critical thinking questions
. writing prompts which can be used for assessments
. Social Studies extension on Colonial America
. bulletin board suggestions
This book can be used for guided reading and in conjunction with the study of Colonial America.
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