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The Watsons Go to Birmingham

Story Summary. 13. About the Author. 13. Historical Context. 17. Awards and Honors. 18. About the Educator's Resource. 18. Exploring the Central Theme. 19. Developing Literacy Skills. 19. Promoting Self and Social Development. 20. Unit Planner for The Watsons Go to Birmingham — 1963. 22. Academic Language for  ...


EnrichmEnt GuidE

Feb 15, 2007 ... THE WATSONS GO TO BIRMINGHAM-1963 is a powerful story that presents clear thematic ties in: choices, community, the Civil Rights Movement, cultural identity, differences, empathy, equality, prejudice, tolerance and trust. Enclosed in this enrichment guide is a range of materials and activities intended ...


Unit Plan for The Watsons

Students should read Chapter 1 of The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963. ... (In the novel, Byron kisses the rear-view mirror.) ..... Fishbowl Discussion. In order to deepen students' comprehension, they need to discuss the book. Ask four students to volunteer to start the fishbowl. Provide them with them following prompt:.


The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis

(2007). However, as the book and its lessons are ageless, so is this guide. It offers teachers several activities called. “Newspaper Tie-ins.” These activities are ... Birmingham. The setting for the book “The Watsons Go to Birmingham – 1963” is divided between the Watson family's hometown of Flint and Grandma Sands' ...



1964. A Teacher's. Guide to. No. Ordinary. Sound. A Melody Classic. Includes. Common Core. State Standards. Correlations. ™. ® ... in a detailed study of the novel. This guide notes wherever an activity helps .... Ask students to read The Watsons Go to Birmingham–1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis. Then have them write a ...


Social Issues Book List

Growing Up: Feelings of Exclusion and Secretiveness can be Overwhelming and Confusing. Level. Title/Author. Summary. HI-B. Aurora County All-Stars, The ...... difficulties. U. Watsons Go To Birmingham –. 1963, The. Christopher Paul Curtis. 9780440414124. A wonderful middle-grade novel narrated by Kenny, 9, about ...



3. Teacher's Guide Created by Natalie Dias Lorenzi www.nataliediaslorenzi.com. STORY SUMMARY. We've Got a Job tells the little-known story of the 4,000 black elementary-, middle-, and high school students who voluntarily went to jail in Birmingham, Alabama, between May 2 and May 11, 1963. Fulfilling Mahatma ...


Instructional Capacity

principals in two schools I studied organized teachers to work .... Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963. (Yearling, 1997). The teachers had ... sticky notes and placed inside the pages of the novel. The administrator sitting with this team asked the teachers how they were using the talking-to-the-text strategy and what students' ...


The ALAN Review - v41n1 - Fiction and Nonfiction: A Symbiotic

ties to authentically encounter nonfiction texts outside the realms of their .... Paul Curtis's novel The Watsons Go to Birming- ham—1963 (1995) ... Birmingham. Although students enjoy the hilarity of the Watson family dynamics, the narrative turns seri- ous as the characters experience the bombing of the. 16th Street Baptist ...



Set in 1979 in New York City, 12-year-old Miranda receives four mysterious notes that change her ... activities. The language in the novel isn't difficult. Students should be encouraged to jot down unfamiliar words and define them using context clues. ... when Miranda goes to Annemarie's house without telling her mother?


Utilizing Place-Based Pedagogy and Multimodal Literacy in a

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Bud, Not Buddy

Scholastic Inc. grants teachers permission to photocopy the reproducibles from this book for classroom use. No other part of this publication may be reproduced in whole or in part, or stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without ...


Workshop 6 Literature, Art, and Other Disciplines

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Gary D. Schmidt

about this guide. Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy is a powerful story that will enrich the curriculum for both middle-grade and young adult readers. The following educators ... 7 up, there is a list of discussion questions and a writing activity on personification on ..... The Watsons Go to Birmingham—. 1963 by Christopher ...


The Amistad Commission's Literacy Components for Primary Grades

Of course, many schools in the United States study African-American history during the month of February. Ironically, this is ... 25%? What percentage of the Social Studies curriculum addresses African and/or African-American culture and ..... The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963. 2000. Davis, Ossie. Escape to Freedom: A ...


Teacher's Guide

A Teacher's Guide to The Help by Kathryn Stockett. 2. TABLE OF CONTENTS .... novel through suggested follow-up activities. ABOUT THE AUTHOR. Kathryn Stockett was born and raised in. Jackson, Mississippi, the setting of this, her first novel. In a brief essay at the ... the time period to go with their slides. Contemporary ...


Teaching Multicultural Literature

The notable series, workshops, and activities of Annenberg/CPB include American Passages: A Literary Survey;. Artifacts .... Laina Jones and her sixth- grade students in Dorchester, Massachusetts explore The Watsons Go to Birmingham—. 1963 by ... The unit culminates with a service learning project in which the stu-.


Digital Literacy

After all, each of these is an exam- ... In a study of 37 children in grades K–2, Dodge, Husain, and Duke (2011) found that 84% reported using the Internet outside of school. These figures align with those showing a fast- ...... nections between The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963 and the real-world events of the. 1960s ...

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Reading for Teaching: What We Notice When We Look at Literature

include instructional objectives or activities that investigate how and why ... the RfT to guide reading and initial planning by making visible the .... Machan Aal; excerpts from. Barbara Kingsolver's Poisonwood. Bible; excerpt from Christopher. Paul Curtis's The Watsons Go to. Birmingham— 1963. 1. See 1990 Perennial ...


Reader Response Meets New Literacies: Empowering Readers in

This highly acclaimed novel follows a deter- mined African American boy ... The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963 (1996) received a 1996 .... each student- constructed prompt and subsequent discussion. Table 1 presents a statistical summary of stu- dents' involvement with the online message board through the frequency ...

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