Lesson plans for
In My Father's House
and other books
A Break with Charity
Summary, questions that address characterization, suggestions for creating a historical timeline, and related resources.
The Coffin Quilt
Reading Skills and Strategies. Adobe Reader required for these resources.
Background information, character list, vocabulary words.
Prologue-Chapter 11 Worksheet
Practice making predictions, working with denotation and connotation.
Chapters 12-22 Worksheet
Understanding cause and effect, working with denotation and connotation, making predictions.
Writing a summary, understanding dialect, thinking beyond the novel.
Character and Dialogue Graphic Organizer
Students explore how dialogue reveals character traits.
Historical Setting Graphic Organizer
Students consider how the setting influences a character's actions.
Style Graphic Organizer
Students analyze how figurative language helps establish mood or atmosphere.
Whole-Novel Discussion and Activities
5 discussion questions and 2 post-reading activities.
Multiple Choice Test
In my Father's House
Designed for grades 7 and 8, this site offers a summary, theme openers, crosscurricular activities, research assignments, and suggestions for related reading.
Numbering all the Bones
A list of 14 questions for literature circles. Follow the link for a printable handout.
A Stitch in Time