The Watsons Go to Birmingham 1963

The Watsons Go to Birmingham  1963

That happened in the mid-'90s when Christopher Paul Curtis released his first book, The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963." --NPR "One of the best novels EVER.

Author: Christopher Paul Curtis

Publisher: Yearling

ISBN: 9780385382953

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

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Celebrate the 25th anniversary of this Newbery and Coretta Scott King Honoree about a hilarious family on a road-trip at one of the most important times in America's history. This special edition makes a perfect gift and includes bonus content! Enter the hilarious world of ten-year-old Kenny and his family, the Weird Watsons of Flint, Michigan. There's Momma, Dad, little sister Joetta, and brother Byron, who's thirteen and an "official juvenile delinquent." When Byron gets to be too much trouble, they head South to Birmingham to visit Grandma, the one person who can shape him up. And they'll be in Birmingham during one of the darkest moments in America's history. "Every so often a book becomes a modern classic almost as soon as it arrives on bookshelves. That happened in the mid-'90s when Christopher Paul Curtis released his first book, The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963." --NPR "One of the best novels EVER." --Jacqueline Woodson, Newbery Honor and National Book Award–winning author of Brown Girl Dreaming
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

The Watsons Go to Birmingham

The Watsons Go to Birmingham

A wonderful middle-grade novel narrated by Kenny, 9, about his middle-class black family, the Weird Watsons of Flint, Michigan.

Author: Christopher Paul Curtis

Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group

ISBN: 0440414318

Category: African Americans

Page: 210

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A wonderful middle-grade novel narrated by Kenny, 9, about his middle-class black family, the Weird Watsons of Flint, Michigan. When Kenny's 13-year-old brother, Byron, gets to be too much trouble, they head South to Birmingham to visit Grandma, the one person who can shape him up. And they happen to be in Birmingham when Grandma's church is blown up.
Categories: African Americans

The Watsons Go to Birmingham 1963 An Instructional Guide for Literature

The Watsons Go to Birmingham   1963  An Instructional Guide for Literature

Looking for ways to add rigor to your students' explorations of rich, complex literature? Students will be engaged as they analyze this Newbery Honor Book set in 1960's Birmingham.

Author: Suzanne I. Barchers

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 9781425889890

Category: Education

Page: 72

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Looking for ways to add rigor to your students' explorations of rich, complex literature? Students will be engaged as they analyze this Newbery Honor Book set in 1960's Birmingham. The Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963: An Instructional Guide for Literature provides engaging activities that incorporate the following research-based literacy skills: close reading tasks; text-based vocabulary practice; cross-curricular activities; text-dependent questions; reader response writing prompts; leveled comprehension questions; story elements comprehension tasks; diverse and relevant assessments. Strengthen your students' literacy skills by implementing this high-interest resource in your classroom!
Categories: Education

The Watsons Go to Birmingham 1963

The Watsons Go to Birmingham 1963

With these reading guides, your students will practice reading comprehension skills, sharpen their vocabulary and learn to identify literary elements.

Author: Kyla Brown

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publ

ISBN: 9781599051277

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 42

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Reproducible Reading Study Guides that give students the background and support they need to understand and enjoy literature. With these reading guides, your students will practice reading comprehension skills, sharpen their vocabulary and learn to identify literary elements.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Watsons Go to Birmingham 1963 Comprehension Assessment

The Watsons Go to Birmingham  1963 Comprehension Assessment

These assessment questions for The Watsons Go to Birmingham_1963 are modeled after current testing models requiring students to revisit the text for answers.

Author: Suzanne Barchers

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 9781480791473

Category:

Page: 4

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These assessment questions for The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963 are modeled after current testing models requiring students to revisit the text for answers. Students have to support their opinions and inferences with examples from the text.
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The Watsons Go to Birmingham 1963 Studying the Story Elements

The Watsons Go to Birmingham  1963 Studying the Story Elements

Students will enjoy studying the story elements of The Watsons Go to Birmingham_1963. Through these engaging activities, students create products to share their understanding of the characters, plots, and settings of the novel.

Author: Suzanne Barchers

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 9781480791459

Category:

Page: 5

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Students will enjoy studying the story elements of The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963. Through these engaging activities, students create products to share their understanding of the characters, plots, and settings of the novel.
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The Watsons Go to Birmingham 1963 Literature Kit Gr 5 6

The Watsons Go to Birmingham   1963   Literature Kit Gr  5 6

The worksheets are laid out in a way that “makes sense” for students to follow along with the novel. Put events from the novel in the order they occur at Kenny’s school.

Author: Evie Christie

Publisher: Classroom Complete Press

ISBN: 9780228305187

Category: Education

Page: 55

View: 388

A family travels south in hopes of straightening out their misbehaving son, only to experience violence and racism that threaten their safety. The worksheets are laid out in a way that “makes sense” for students to follow along with the novel. Put events from the novel in the order they occur at Kenny’s school. Predict whether Kenny will be able to mend his friendship with Rufus. Explain why Kenny and his mother react a certain way to Byron’s hairstyle choice. Put yourselves into the author’s shoes and speculate why Kenny’s near-drowning experience was put into a certain perspective. Design a sign to post at Collier’s Landing to warn people that it is not safe to swim there. Identify elements of literature from the novel with a story elements graphic organizer. Aligned to your State Standards and written to Bloom's Taxonomy, additional crossword, word search, comprehension quiz and answer key are also included. About the Novel: The Watsons Go to Birmingham – 1963 follows Kenny and his family as they experience firsthand the violence and racism engulfing the South in the 1960s. Kenny is a fourth grader living with his family in Flint, Michigan. The winters are cold and the family must huddle together for warmth. At school, Kenny experiences bullying from his classmates, only saved by his brother—the biggest bully of all—who picks on Kenny at home. The two look after their younger sister as she starts to learn right from wrong in Sunday school. As Kenny’s brother’s behavior starts to get out-of-control, their mom and dad decide to send him down to Birmingham, Alabama to live with his grandmother over the summer. Hoping she’ll straighten him out, the family sets off in their “Brown Bomber” on the long drive down south. When they arrive, they experience fear, violence and racism that culminates in a tragedy that shakes them to their core. From this experience, Kenny must overcome his insecurities and deal with real world issues at a very young age.
Categories: Education

A Reading Guide to

A Reading Guide to

Discusses the writing, characters, plot and themes of this 1996 Newbery Honor Book. Includes discussion questions and activities.

Author: Amy Griffin

Publisher:

ISBN: 0439298024

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 62

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Discusses the writing, characters, plot and themes of this 1996 Newbery Honor Book. Includes discussion questions and activities.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

An Instructional Guide for Literature The Watsons Go to Birmingham 1963

An Instructional Guide for Literature  The Watsons Go to Birmingham  1963

This is the perfect way to add rigor to your students' explorations of rich, complex literature.

Author: Suzanne Barchers

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 9781425897284

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 72

View: 873

Connect students with events from the past by completing fun, challenging activities and lessons with this e-book guide about a story based on tragic events that occurred in Birmingham as a result of racism. The Watsons visit their grandma in Birmingham, intending to have their troubled son stay with her to learn some discipline, but return home when there is a bombing in a local church. This literary instructional guide is filled with rigorous cross-curricular lessons and activities that work in conjunction with the fictional text to teach students how to comprehend complex literature and help them understand the significance of the historical events the story is based on. This resource supports Common Core Learning Standards and is packed with tools to teach students how to analyze story elements in multiple ways, practice close reading and text-based vocabulary, determine meaning through text-dependent questions, and more. This is the perfect way to add rigor to your students' explorations of rich, complex literature.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction