Cheaper by the Dozen (Novel Study Guide)

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  • eBook Order #: CCP2700
  • Print Book Order #: CC2700
  • Both eBook & Print Book Order #: CC+P2700
  • ISBN13: 978-1-55319-382-1
  • Grades: 7, 8
  • Reading Level: 7-8
  • Total Pages: 55
  • Author: Nat Reed
  • Become part of the Gilbreths and experience what it's like to be part of a large family.

    The pre-reading and vocabulary sections prepare students for the upcoming chapters. Get an idea of what an efficiency expert is like by brainstorming what their goal might be. Identify statements about the Gilbreth's car as true or false. Describe how the children convinced their parents to buy a family dog. Explore the Gilbreth's life view by finding more efficient ways to do things in the classroom. Investigate the life of F.W. Taylor, whose achievements influenced the Gilbreth's work in efficiency. Using a chart, compare the traits of Mr. Gilbreth with another character in the novel. Aligned to your State Standards and written to Bloom's Taxonomy, our worksheets incorporate a variety of scaffolding strategies along with additional crossword, word search, comprehension quiz and answer key.

    About the Novel:
    A classic story of a family of twelve children and their adventures while growing up together. Frank and Lillian Gilbreth were renowned efficiency experts, who often practiced their many different theories and experiments on their large family. Written with wit and humor, the book documents a multitude of humorous and touching vignettes, some hilarious and others nostalgic and heart-warming. Family adventures include the family car, a vintage Pierce-Arrow, which is used by the parents for Sunday drives and causes the children no end of embarrassment. As well as a trip out west to visit Mother's straight-laced family. It is a story in which most families will readily identify, and keep the reader turning the pages to the very end.

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 7 reviews

    A nice resource as this book seems to not have many options out there. Still needs some other activities to fill out the unit.

    Carrie Aultman

    Very helpful!! great resource

    Sarah Loeffler

    Great resource for comprehension. Thank you!

    Jessica Warren

    I use this novel with my 6th grade students and they love it. I also really enjoy this novel, but there aren't a lot of resources that make it 'kid-friendly.' This resource did just that. The information was presented in a way that was attractive and engaging while also staying true to the novel itself.

    M. Coleman

    This is an excellent novel study! Thank you!

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