Richard Peck
Lesson plans for A Year Down Yonder and other books

| Fair Weather | | The Ghost Belonged to Me | | A Long Way from Chicago | | "Priscilla and the Wimps" | | The River Between Us | | A Year Down Yonder |

Fair Weather

Fair Weather
Summary, book talk, and 7 discussion questions.

The Ghost Belonged to Me

The Ghost Belonged to Me by Richard Peck
A summary and suggested activities.

A Long Way from Chicago

A Long Way from Chicago
Summary, booktalk, 12 discussion questions, and related titles for 3rd grade and up.

A Long Way From Chicago : Web Search
Used as an introduction to the novel, this lesson is designed to familiarize students with topics that help them to better understand the setting. Students search the Internet for information and present their findings to the class in an oral presentation.

"Priscilla and the Wimps"

Not for Wimps! Using Using Drama To Enrich the Reading of YA Literature
This article from The ALAN Review suggests a variety of "out of the seat" activities to support "Priscilla and the Wimps." These strategies can be applied to many other works, as well.

Opening Texts: Student Writing Based on "Priscilla and the Wimps"
This article from The ALAN Review describes a lesson in which students rewrite the ending to a story to help them understand the writing process.

"Priscilla and the Wimps"
This lesson plan emphasizes how to deal with bullies. Adobe Reader or compatible application required for access.

Writer's Journal
This activity asks students to create a background for a fictional character.

The Teacher's Funeral

The Teacher's Funeral
Summary, booktalk, 10 discussion questions, and related titles.

The River Between Us

The River Between Us
A variety of reading activities, including prereading with a "Novel Cover Prediction," practice with foreshadowing, and creative writing of historical fiction.

A Year Down Yonder

Activities for A Year Down Yonder
Click on the title to find eleven activities to integrate into reading the novel.

A Year Down Yonder
A variety of reading strategies, including an anticipation guide, a KWHL chart, and a vocabulary booklet activity.

A Year Down Yonder by Richard Peck
Ten discussion questions.

A Year Down Yonder
Warm-up activity, suggestions for discussion.

A Year Down Yonder
Summary and 10 discussion questions.

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