Teacher's Guide: The Pinballs

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Dive your class into the novel The Pinballs by Betsy Byars with the support of this reading guide. Including short answer questions, a multiple choice comprehension quiz, and extension activities, a variety of materials are provided for building a literature unit around this book. Though intended for use with the audiobook version of the story, this resource can just as easily apply to a reading of the book. In fact, the two approaches can be combined, assigning reading as homework and using class time to listen to the story and discuss the questions provided in this guide.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Pros

  • Provides clear learning objectives related to a reading of the book The Pinballs
  • Reading response questions address character development, narrators viewpoint, cause and effect, and making judgements
  • Extension ideas allow for interdisciplinary connections with math and journalism
Cons

  • Requires class copies of the book The Pinballs and a copy of the corresponding audiobook
  • Only provides three short answer comprehension questions for every five chapters of the novel