A Year Down Yonder (Novel Study Guide)

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  • eBook Order #: CCP2526
  • Print Book Order #: CC2526
  • Both eBook & Print Book Order #: CC+P2526
  • ISBN13: 978-1-55319-596-2
  • Grades: 5, 6
  • Reading Level: 5-6
  • Total Pages: 55
  • Author: Nat Reed
  • Students are taken out of their comfort zone to experience a year in the country.

    Additional writing tasks offer great options for extra work. List things that are different between Mary Alice's world and the present. Translate two different expressions Mary Alice uses to describe her grandmother. Put events from the story in order as they happened with Mary Alice and Grandma on Halloween. Write a letter to Mary Alice's mother in her own words in an attempt to change her opinion of the grandmother. Students identify who the antagonist of the story is and defend their opinion. Create a travel brochure for Chicago, Illinois. 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 Year Down Yonder is a Newbery Medal-winning story about a young girl who must spend a year living with her grandmother in the country. Mary Alice spent her childhood summers staying with her grandmother in a small country-town in Illinois. These summers were packed with enough surprises and drama to fill the double bill of any picture show. Now, Mary Alice is fifteen and must spend a whole year with her grandmother, away from her Chicago home. Over the course of the year, Mary Alice experiences a hurricane, fox-hunting by night, a late-night raid of a pecan tree and pumpkin patch, a huge snake in the attic, and a community rife with hardship and social pretenses. A Year Down Yonder is a hilariously funny and heart-warming novel.

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 11 reviews
    Renee Forche

    This resource proved to be very helpful with my sixth graders during summer school. We had previously read, A Long Way from Chicago, during the school year and students were familiar with the characters and setting.

    Chad Schneider

    Great product!

    Crystal Purdie

    Great Resource.

    Lesley's Learning Station

    This is a great resource to use with this novel.

    K. Haney

    Thank you. Saved me a lot of time preparing for guided reading.

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