Sarah, Plain and Tall; Skylark; Caleb's Story; More Perfect than the Moon; Grandfather's Dance
Author: Patricia MacLachlan
Publisher: Harper Collins
Category: Juvenile Fiction
This children's literature classic series is perfect for fans of Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House on the Prairie books, historical fiction, and timeless stories using rich and beautiful language. Patricia MacLachlan's stories about Sarah, Papa, Anna, and the rest of the Witting family gently explore timeless themes of abandonment, loss, and love. This collection includes all five books in the series. Sarah, Plain and Tall: This Newbery Medal-winning book tells the story of how Sarah Elisabeth Wheaton comes from Maine to the prairie to answer Papa's advertisement for a wife and mother. Before Sarah arrives, Anna and her younger brother Caleb wait and wonder. Will Sarah be nice? Will she sing? Will she stay? Skylark: Jacob is a man of the land but for Sarah, the prairie isn't yet her home. So when a drought threatens to devastate their way of life, Jacob must save the farm. But the children go back to the home Sarah knew first, Maine, where there is family and an ocean. But will they ever be a family again on the prairie? Caleb's Story: "It′s your job now," Anna says as she hands Caleb her journals, asking him to continue writing the family story. But Sarah, Jacob, Anna, Caleb, and their new little sister, Cassie, have already formed a family, and Caleb fears there will be nothing left to write about. But that is before Cassie discovers a mysterious old man in the barn and everything changes. Everyone is excited about the arrival of a new family member except for Jacob, who holds a bitter grudge. More Perfect than the Moon: Cassie spends her days watching Grandfather and Caleb in the barn, looking out at Papa working the fields, spying on her mother, Sarah, feeding the goslings. She's an observer, a writer, a storyteller. Everything is as it should be. But change is inevitable, even on the prairie. Something new is expected, and Sarah says it will be the perfect gift. Cassie isn't so sure. Grandfather's Dance: Cassie's sister Anna's wedding brings two lovebirds together, aunts from faraway Maine, a long white dress with a wedding veil, dancing under a clear blue sky, and a world that smells of roses. As the Witting family comes together for this most special day, Cassie sees that life brings the change of seasons, brother Jack on Grandfather's lap, joy, sorrow, and a special dance only Grandfather does.
Sarah, Plain and Tall, Skylark, and Caleb's Story, all unabridged and all performed beautifully by Academy Award-winning actress Glenn Close, make up this exquisite CD collection. "I will come by train. I will wear a yellow bonnet. I am plain and tall," Sarah writes Papa. And so begins the journey for Sarah, Papa, Anna and Caleb in Patricia MacLachlan's masterpiece, Sarah, Plain and Tall. In Skylark, a drought turns the land dry and brown and Sarah takes Anna and Caleb back to the city as Papa stays behind. Will the family ever be reunited? Caleb's Story continues the saga of Sarah and her family on the prairie. All the beloved characters return for another important episode in their lives, this time narrated by Caleb, offering a new perspective.
These leveled discussion questions about Sarah, Plain and Tall require students to read closely, make connections, and share their analyses. Included are leveled comprehension questions and suggested answers.
These cross-curricular activities for Sarah, Plain and Tall incorporate key skills from the Common Core. The activities integrate literature with social studies, science, mathematics, and more. Included activity pages engage and challenge students.
As the leaves turn brown and the river runs dry on the prairie, Sarah dreams of the lush green grasses and the blue ocean of her native Maine. When fires and drought threaten to devastate their farm, Sarah takes the children to Maine where they will be safe in this sequel to "Sarah, Plain and Tall."
Students respond to Sarah, Plain and Tall through writing. Various writing prompts, which require students to make connections, are provided. Narrative, opinion, and informative/explanatory prompts are included along with themed writing paper.
Students analyze Sarah, Plain and Tall using key skills from the Common Core. Close reading of the text is required to answer text-dependent questions. Included are student pages with the text-dependent questions as well as suggested answers.
Author biography, chapter summaries, discussion questions, vocabulary builders, reproducibles, cross-curricular activities for students of all learning styles for the novel Sarah, plain and tall by Patricia MacLachlan.
This teaching unit helps introduce fine literature to students with a wide range of reading abilities. Each teaching unit promotes oral and written language proficiency through discussion questions and writing assignments that develop comprehension, application, synthesis, and evaluation skills. Reproducible pages contain classroom-tested activities that reinforce thinking skills while introducing the concept of analysis through class discussion. Extensive background information is provided for the teacher; students are presented with the elements of fiction, including setting, characterization, plot, point of view, and theme.
These post-reading activities for Sarah, Plain and Tall allow students to share their understanding of characters, plot, and settings of the book. They have opportunities to write, draw, and perform based on what they've learned.
In this State Standards-aligned Literature Kit™, we divide the novel by chapters or sections and feature reading comprehension and vocabulary questions. In every chapter, we include Before You Read and After You Read questions. The Before You Read activities prepare students for reading by setting a purpose for reading. They stimulate background knowledge and experience, and guide students to make connections between what they know and what they will learn. The After You Read activities check students' comprehension and extend their learning. Students are asked to give thoughtful consideration of the text through creative and evaluative short-answer questions and journal prompts. Also included are writing tasks, graphic organizers, comprehension quiz, test prep, word search, and crossword to further develop students' critical thinking and writing skills, and analysis of the text. About the Novel: A story filled with wisdom, gentle humor and the practical concerns necessary for a satisfying life. This Newbery Medal winner story is based on the true adventures of a family living on the vast prairie in the early years of the 20th century. The story begins when Anna and Caleb, missing their mother who died, wish for another woman to make their father laugh again. Sarah responds to an ad, stating she will come by train, wearing a yellow bonnet and that she is plain and tall. And into their lives comes Sarah, with her own needful loneliness and searching, to help them create a whole family. But life on the endless prairie can be hard and unforgiving, taking all a person's strength and courage just to survive. All of our content is aligned to your State Standards and are written to Bloom's Taxonomy.
These vocabulary activities for Sarah, Plain and Tall incorporate key skills from the Common Core. The activities integrate vocabulary with a study of the text. Includes text-dependent questions, definitions, and text-based sentences.
These activities for Sarah, Plain and Tall by practice key language convention skills. The activities integrate literature with learning about grammar, word choice, and sentence structure. Learning can be fun when it's connected to literature.