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Up and Down the Scratchy Mountains

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Alabama Book Festival


Brewbaker Technology Magnet High School and the Alabama Book Festival


Author, Laurel Snyder was interviewed by Shelby Cagle regarding her book, Up and Down the Scratchy Mountains. The interview took place in Montogomery, Alabama on April 18, 2009 at the Alabama Book Festival.

Length: 21:27

Content Areas: English/Language Arts

Alabama Course of Study Alignments and/or Professional Development Standard Alignments:

[ELA] (5) 2: Use a range of strategies, including drawing conclusions such as opinions about characters based on their actions and summarizing passages, to comprehend fifth-grade recreational reading materials in a variety of genres.
[ELA] (6) 1: Apply strategies, including making complex predictions, interpreting characters' behaviors, and comparing and contrasting, to comprehend sixth-grade recreational reading materials.
[ELA] (7) 1: Apply strategies appropriate to the type of reading material, including setting purposes for reading and making generalizations, to comprehend seventh-grade recreational reading materials.
[ELA2013] (5) 2: Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text. [RL.5.2]
[ELA2013] (5) 5: Explain how a series of chapters, scenes, or stanzas fits together to provide the overall structure of a particular story, drama, or poem. [RL.5.5]
[ELA2013] (6) 2: Determine a theme or central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments. [RL.6.2]
[ELA2013] (6) 3: Describe how a particular story's or drama's plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution. [RL.6.3]
[ELA2013] (6) 5: Analyze how a particular sentence, chapter, scene, or stanza fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of the theme, setting, or plot. [RL.6.5]
[ELA2013] (7) 2: Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary of the text. [RL.7.2]
[ELA2013] (7) 3: Analyze how particular elements of a story or drama interact (e.g., how setting shapes the characters or plot). [RL.7.3]
[ELA2013] (7) 6: Analyze how an author develops and contrasts the points of view of different characters or narrators in a text. [RL.7.6]
[ELA2013] (7) 12: Analyze the interactions between individuals, events, and ideas in a text (e.g., how ideas influence individuals or events, or how individuals influence ideas or events). [RI.7.3]


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