Sharon Creech Teacher Resources
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After reading Love That Dog by Sharon Creech (and possibly shedding a few tears), middle schoolers work on their own sixteen-word poems with a Six Trait writing activity. They focus on word choice in this activity to capture an interesting image in just sixteen words. All necessary materials are here, including an overhead with William Carlos Williams' The Red Wheel Barrow to continue the discussion about imagery and word choice.
Readers work alone or in groups on complete a vocabulary exercise designed to be used with Sharon Creech’s Walk Two Moons. Using the magic square format, learners match the vocabulary words with their definitions. An answer sheet is included.
Students explore websites about the book "Walk Two Moons" by Sharon Creech. They discuss questions, lesson plans, games, quizzes, and more. Includes relevant maps and information with dealing with grief and death.
Students investigate Internet resources about Sharon Creech's book, The Wanderer. They examine resources on oceans, sailing and journal writing.
Here’s the meatball in the bowl of spaghetti. Readers build a Lunatic Mystery Case Book, collecting evidence to support their prediction about the identity of the lunatic in Walk Two Moons, Sharon Creech’s Newbery Medal winning novel. Your pupils’ brains won’t be empty when they finish these exercises.
In this online interactive literature worksheet, students respond to 9 short answer and essay questions about Sharon Creech's Walk Two Moons. Students may check some of their answers online.
In this online interactive reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 25 multiple choice questions about Sharon Creech's Walk Two Moons. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
Students practice reading more fluently by giving them experience reading various character parts in a story and expressing the attitude of their character. They interact with the book, "A Fine, Fine School," by Sharon Creech as well as a list of sentences from the teacher.
Examine voice and word choice in poetry with this Six Traits of Writing lesson. After listening to Love that Dog by Sharon Creech and The Red Wheel Barrow by William Carlos William, middle schoolers create their own sixteen-word poems beginning with "So much depends upon..." They model their work after William's poem, and use the established theme as a basis for a short story.
Students explore idea development and word choice in writing through character development. In this writing lesson, the students create a character description using the idea development exemplified in the book Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech. Students focus on their word choice as they develop a character sketch that uses actions to help the reader make inferences about unique traits the character exhibits.
What would happen in the sequel of Walk Two Moons? After finishing the novel with your middle schoolers, consider doing the three activities here to discuss theme, point of view, and plot with your young learners. The plans found here are not detailed, but you could use the description to build your own wrap-up lesson.
Students read the book Chasing Redbird by Sharon Creech on their own. They answer a variety of questions each day over certain pages of the book that were required for that days completion.
Young scholars consider the difficulties associated with social mobility to interview an adult and write about his or her personal experiences.
Students recognize that sentences contain individual words. They fish for a word with a teacher created pole and when a word is caught, it is shown and read to the class. In addition, they use the word in a sentence as a compliment.
Embark on a journey of writing several different types of poetry. Fifth graders read several examples, and use the examples to model their own writing. Each poem is to be accompanied by a different art visual representation. In the end, each young poet produces his or her own poetry books for evaluation.
Elementary schoolers observe and demonstrate a variety of strategies for reading with expression. They listen to the teacher read A Fine, Fine School with and without expression and discuss the differences. Then in pairs, read the same book using expression. Each learner is responsible for evaluating their partner's reading tone and expression.
Fifth graders complete a project for a Newberry Award winning book. This ambitious lesson outlines the expectations for students regarding their project. Included is a list of possible books and a variety of writing, art, music and performance activities.
Fourth graders participate in various literacy activities based on the text, Granny Torrelli Makes Soup, by Sharon Creech. In this literacy lesson plan, 4th graders explore the characters and events in the text. Students demonstrate an understanding by making several connections between text and self.
Fourth graders study different types of poetry and then write examples in this unit. They write, among others, free verse, Diamante, Clerihew, and color poems.
Second graders listen to the novel, "Love That Dog." students reflect in a journal each day about the poetry form learned that day. They create their own poems following that format and have it for class the next day.