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Wringer: Novel Study

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Some traditions should be broken—or at least Palmer thinks so. Palmer, a character in Wringer, dreads the tradition that goes along with turning 10 so much that he even dreads his birthday. Scholars learn how Palmer solves his troubles before filling out worksheets. They complete sentences with 10 new vocabulary words, answer eight questions about the first four chapters, and create sentences using personification and simile.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Discuss family and cultural traditions that occur at various ages
Classroom Considerations
  • Contains only a preview of the full novel study rather than the entire book
  • Includes killing pigeons, which may be sensitive to some 
  • Offers two pre-reading questions to encourage reader thinking
  • Gives facts about the pigeons mentioned in the book to increase comprehension
  • Does not include an answer key