Fly Away Home
Lesson plans and teaching ideas
| Biography and Background | | Dandelions | | A Day's Work | | Fly Away Home | | How Many Days to America? | | Jin Woo | | The Memory String | | Smoky Night | | SOS Titanic | | St. Patrick's Day in the Morning | | Terrible Things: an Allegory of the Holocaust | | Train to Somewhere | | The Wall | | Wednesday Surprise |
Biography from Wikipedia.
Ideas for an author study.
A Video Interview with Eve Bunting
Links to short video interviews.
Summary, discussion points, and suggestions for learning activities.
Students compare modern houses with sod houses. Includes craft activity.
A Day's Work
Students note details as they read. Includes text-dependent questions, vocabulary words, a writing task, and additional learning activities. Word processor required for access.
A Picture is Worth … A Thousand Different Stories: Using Visual Media to Engage the Imagination and Enhance Skills for Analyzing and Synthesizing Information
This extensive unit includes uses A Day's Work to determine theme in Lesson Plan Four.
Fly Away Home
by Eve Bunting
Summary, discussion questions, activities, and related books.
How Many Days to America?
As a post-reading activity, students explore their own family's background.
Suggestion for a post-reading letter-writing activity.
Creating Family Timelines: Graphing Family Memories and Significant Events
Students participate in read-alouds and discussions about memories and family. After this exploration, students brainstorm questions to ask family members in order to learn more about important and/or memorable family events. Once students determine a list of questions, they interview family members, taking notes on the events and giving each a positive or negative rating. Using their interview notes, students create a graphic family timeline which includes illustrations or photographs.
The Memory String
Suggestion for a post-reading activity.
Peace Poems and Picasso Doves: Literature, Art, Technology, and Poetry
This writing activity would work well with Smoky Night .
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Background information, character list, vocabulary words.
Chatpers 1-5 Worksheet
Students work with foreshadowing, explore word origins, and make predictions.
Chapters 6-10 Worksheet
Students draw inferences, work with etymology, and make predictions.
Chapters 11-15 Worksheet
Students use a Venn diagram to compare and contrast life in first class with life in steerage class. They work with word roots and think beyond the novel.
Dramatic Irony Graphic Organizer
Students find examples of dramatic irony in the novel and consider how it contributes to the mood.
Conflict and Motivation Graphic Organizer
Students identify examples of conflict and consider what it reveals about motivation.
Fact vs. Fiction Graphic Organizer
Students identify examples of facts and fictions in the novel.
Whole-Novel Discussion and Activities
5 discussion questions and 2 post-reading activities.
Multiple Choice Test
St. Patrick's Day in the Morning
Scroll down for the language arts lesson, including vocabulary and punctuation.
Terrible Things: an Allegory of the Holocaust
Click here : these lesson plans are on a separate page.
Train to Somewhere
Ideas for postreading research.
Discussion questions and follow-up activities.
The Wednesday Surprise
Ideas for a follow-up activity.