Sarah, Plain and Tall (Novel Study Guide)

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  • eBook Order #: CCP2308
  • Print Book Order #: CC2308
  • Both eBook & Print Book Order #: CC+P2308
  • ISBN13: 978-1-55319-446-0
  • Grades: 3, 4
  • Reading Level: 3-4
  • Total Pages: 55
  • Author: Nat Reed

  • A unique view on a survival story helps students to value the need for companionship.

    The comprehension quiz works great as a study guide for a final exam. Students begin by imagining the hardships with living as a pioneer on the American prairies. Answer true or false questions about Sarah's letter to Anna and Caleb. Complete sentences from the story with their missing vocabulary words. Do some investigation to learn about mica, something that Sarah says her dune sparkled with. Use events from the story to inspire a tercet poem. Students imagine interviewing Sarah about her experiences. 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 story filled with wisdom, gentle humor and the practical concerns necessary for a satisfying life. This Newbery Medal-winning story is based on the true adventures of a family living on the vast prairie in the early years of the 20th century. The story begins when Anna and Caleb missing their mother who died, wish for another woman to make their father laugh again. Sarah responds to an ad, stating she will come by train, wearing a yellow bonnet and that she is plain and tall. And into their lives comes Sarah, with her own needful loneliness and searching to help them create a whole family. But life on the endless prairie can be hard and unforgiving, taking all a person's strength and courage just to survive.

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 5 reviews
    Trisha Pearce

    My students used this for a book study instead of our curriculum. They were able to engage with the text more fully instead of just one short chapter. We were able to student the characters more and had more though provoking discussions.

    Ashley Vann

    Great resource!


    Amazing resource! Love the book guide non-stop!

    J. Hopkins

    Great book companion.

    Emily Jameson

    Great resource for my second graders!

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