Sharon Creech Teacher Resources
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So Much Depends Upon...Sixteen-Word Imagery Poems Inspired by Love that Dog by Sharon Creech
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.
LITERATURE: "WALK TWO MOONS" BY SHARON CREECH
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.
Literature: "The Wanderer" by Sharon Creech
Students investigate Internet resources about Sharon Creech's book, The Wanderer. They examine resources on oceans, sailing and journal writing.
Chasing Redbird by Sharon Creech
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.
A Fine, Fine Reader
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.
Walk Two Moons: Magic Square Vocabulary Assignment
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.
So Much Depends Upon...
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.
Actions Speak Louder than Words
Young scholars 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. Young scholars 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.
Walk Two Moons: An Integrated Unit
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.
Walk Two Moons: The Lunatic Mystery Case Book
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.
Students consider the difficulties associated with social mobility to interview an adult and write about his or her personal experiences.
Fishing for Compliments
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.
Everyone Can Write Poetry
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.
Walk Two Moons Study Questions and Suggested Essay Topics
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.
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.
Newberry Award Reading Project
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.
Lesson Plan Aid for Book Punch- Granny Torrelli Makes Soup
Fourth graders participate in various literacy activities based on the text, Granny Torrelli Makes Soup, by Sharon Creech. In this literacy activity, 4th graders explore the characters and events in the text. Students demonstrate an understanding by making several connections between text and self.
Walk Two Moons Quiz
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.
So You Want to Be A Poet?
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.
Learning to Love That Poetry
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.