The Story of a Wise Woman

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The Story of a Wise Woman tells the tale of South Carolina's, Eliza Lucas Pinckney and how she persevered to plant and harvest indigo. With this short story and questions worksheet, your early readers test their comprehension with four response questions. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Invite pupils to share a time when they, or someone they know, were successful after not giving up
  • Preview images of indigo plants found in South Carolina for a real world connection
  • Extend this lesson with a research and presentation portion to learn more about Eliza Lucas Pinckney
Classroom Considerations

  • Copies are required 

  • The story of Eliza Lucas Pinckney is interesting and provides a positive moral

  • Lines for responses are not provided