Literature: "A Long Way from Chicago" by Richard Peck
These websites are about the book “A Long Way from Chicago” and the author Richard Peck. Includes biographies, interviews, lesson plans, book reviews, puzzles, games, activity ideas, discussion questions, a webquest, and more. Includes links to eThemes on text structure, character studies, story elements, and the 1930’s.
Scholastic: Richard Peck
Read this biography of Richard Peck.NOTE: This site contains ads.
Penguin Putnam Reading Guide
This reading guide for the book includes interdisciplinary lesson ideas and discussion questions.
A Novel Study: "A Long Way from Chicago"
This novel study includes games, activities, puzzles, discussion questions, and more.
Scholastic: A Long Way From Chicago
This page has information about the book, discussion guide, and extended activities. Use links on the right to navigate the site. NOTE: This site contains ads.
Discussion Questions for A Long Way from Chicago by Richard Peck
A three-page pdf has the author's commentary, an interview, and discussion questions for the book.
Learn about vocabularies from the book by playing matching and concentration games.
eThemes Resource: Writing: Text Structures
These sites explain the different types of text structures that are used in expository writing. The text structures include chronological sequence, comparison/contrast, description, problem/solution, and cause and effect. Read examples of the different types, learn about the common cue words, and download graphic organizers. Includes many teaching tips for improving reading comprehension. There is a link to an eThemes Resource on graphic organizers.
eThemes Resource: Writing: Character Traits
These sites focus on character traits and include lists of adjectives that students can use to improve their writing. There are also many activity ideas for having students identify the traits of main characters in stories. Includes lesson plans, graphic organizers, and a link to an eThemes Resource on adjectives.
eThemes Resource: Literature: Story Elements
These sites have hands-on activities and graphic organizers to help students understand the different story elements, including plot, setting, and characterization. Also learn about sequencing and cause and effect. There are links to eThemes Resources on character traits, book activities, and graphic organizers.
eThemes Resource: Decade: 1930-1939
These sites are about the history and events of the 1930s. Learn more about the causes and effects of the Great Depression. There are many primary documents, including oral histories, photographs, newspaper articles, and audio files. Also includes maps and timelines. There are links to eThemes Resources on books set in the 1930s.
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