The Orphan Train

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What do a girl in foster care and a 91-year-old widow have in common? A crossword puzzle related to Orphan Train highlights some of the similarities the two characters share in the book. The puzzle pulls out key details from the novel to test comprehension.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Support struggling learners by making a list of words to fill in the blanks
  • Assign as homework to serve as review for a test on the novel
Classroom Considerations
  • Expects students have read Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
Pros
  • Uses a mix of clue types including statements, questions and fill-in-the-blank sentences, providing great variety
  • Answer key lists answers in puzzle and next to individual clues
Cons
  • Lacks author name and includes the word the, which is not in original title of novel
Common Core