George Selden
Lesson plans for The Cricket in Times Square

The Cricket in Times Square
A summary and activities to support the book, including a study of crickets.

The Cricket in Times Square
10 discussion questions.

The Cricket in Times Square
The activities in this resource include focus on figurative language, music vocabulary, a graphic organizer for character analysis, cross-curricular connections, a quiz-show style assessment, and related links. This 8-page printable document requires Adobe Reader for access.

The Cricket in Times Square
Download an 8-page Word document with pre-reading, during reading, and postreading suggestions with emphasis on vocabulary words and reading strategies.

The Cricket in Times Square
Summary, cross-curricular pre-reading activities, chapter-by-chapter vocabulary, questions, literary devices, cross-curricular connections, writing, graphic organizers, and post-reading activities. Answer keys are at the end. This 41-page document requires Adobe Reader for access.

The Cricket in Times Square
Suggestions for differentiation in responding to the book. Includes a printable cube for cubing. This 3-page document requires Adobe Reader for access.

Writing Task for The Cricket in Times Square
Writing task includes prompt, graphic organizer, student handouts, and a model essay. Emphasis is on supporting an inference with evidence from the text. 8 pages; word processor required for access.



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