Patricia MacLachlan
Lesson plans for Sarah, Plain and Tall

Let Me Show You Nature
The writer will create a descriptive paragraph that describes an object or a place in nature. As Patricia MacLachlan does in Sarah, Plain and Tall , the writer will paint a verbal picture of an object or place in nature, using carefully chosen adjectives, especially color and texture words. Writers will then read their writings aloud to partners, and partners will attempt to draw the objects or places based on the author's carefully chosen words. This lesson focuses on word choice and sentence fluency.

A Letter to Sarah, Plain and Tall
Students write a friendly letter to Sarah from the point of view of either Anna or Caleb.

Sarah, Plain and Tall
One pre-reading activity and 2 during-reading writing activities.

Sarah, Plain and Tall
How might students use storyboards to demonstrate and to extend their learning? Check the resources here. Students work with vocabulary, character maps, comparing and contrasting, more. Note: Storyboard That helps sponsor this site.

Sarah, Plain and Tall
A variety of activities to support the book.

Summarizing Sarah, Plain and Tall
Students will discover urban life, how to make a timeline, and analyze literary elements while reading Sarah, Plain and Tall . This lesson plan includes a rubric and a framework for a slide presentation. It is designed for grade 3.

Writing Task for Sarah, Plain and Tall
Packet includes prompt, graphic organizer, student handouts, and a model essay. Emphasis is on using evidence to support an inference. 6 pages; word processor required for access.

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