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This is a hands-on lesson to introduce students to Patricia MacLachlan’s Sarah, Plain and Tall series. Students will discover urban life, how to make a timeline, and analyze literary elements while reading Sarah, Plain and Tall.
Primary Learning Objective(s):
Students will use technology to find information about the author. Students will use technology to create a timeline. Students will identify and analyze literary elements. Students will identify main ideas in a story. Students will discuss cause and effect in a story. Students will summarize the book, Sarah, Plain and Tall.
Additional Learning Objective(s):
Students will create a slideshow presentation.
Greater than 120 Minutes
Materials and Resources:
Sarah, Plain and Tall books
Technology Resources Needed:
Computers with Internet access, presentation software, printer
Students should have experience navigating the Internet and basic word processing skills.
Use the attached rubrics to evaluate students' timelines and presentations.
Students can create a timeline of their life or of the life of the oldest person they know.
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for students with identified learning and/or behavior problems such as: reading
or math performance below grade level; test or classroom assignments/quizzes at
a failing level; failure to complete assignments independently; difficulty with
short-term memory, abstract concepts, staying on task, or following directions;
poor peer interaction or temper tantrums, and other learning or behavior problems.