Lesson plans for
This website provides information about blindness and other vision issues. It is written for children.
Chapter-by-chapter comprehension questions available in printable version or as an online, self-correcting quiz. Suggestions for activites accompany each chapter. An oustanding site!
Using a theme of learning from different cultures and races, this site offers a summary, theme openers, crosscurricular activities, research assignments, and suggestions for related reading.
Vocabulary practice and a variety of activities by chapter.
Reading strategies for this book, including biopoem and story map. Find vocabulary words and summary information at the link entitled "The Cay." Adobe Reader required to access the links.
Exploding the Literary Canon
From the ALAN review, Theodore Taylor's essay on political correctness and his writing.
Ready - Kids
At this site children learn how to prepare for emergencies like severe weather. Good source of nonfiction/informational text and online learning activities.
Understanding U. S. Geography and Weather
This handout emphasizes being prepared for an emergency. Scroll to p. 5 for a short story and follow-up questions, to p. 7 for a language activity, and to p. 8 for family engagement. This 8-page document requires Adobe Reader for access.
The Maldonado Miracle
. Adobe Reader required for these resources.
Background information, character list, vocabulary words.
Book I Worksheet
Students practice making inferences, using words from Spanish, and making predictions.
Book II Worksheet
Students make predictions and practice using context clues.
Irony Graphic Organizer
Given a definition and an example, students identify an ironic situation in their reading.
Theme Graphic Organizer
Given a definition and an example, students analyze plot and characters as they relate to theme.
Whole-Novel Discussion and Activities
5 discussion questions and 2 post-reading activities.
Multiple Choice Test