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The Magic Half

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This 37-page Kids' Wings unit for Annie Barrow's The Magic Half, will enrich and extend your reading of this exciting time-travel adventure. It is perfect for paired, group, or whole class study.

The unit includes:

  • Pre-Reading Discussion Cards,
  • Anticipation Guide,
  • Preparing Your Intellectual Tools: Dialectical Journal,
  • 2 -Page Readers Theater Introduction,
  • Vocabulary List,
  • Research: The Great Depression,
  • Exploring Living History: The Interview,
  • Making Connections: Before Reading Quick Writes and Predict/Read/Confirm Chapter Questions,
  • Character Studies,
  • The Decagon Room,
  • Designing My Own Room,
  • Crossword Puzzle: Magic Happens,
  • Activities for Visualizing the Chapters through Drawing,
  • Multiple Choice and Short Answer Comprehension Activities,
  • Visualizing the Story,
  • Cause and Effect,
  • There's More to the Story,
  • A Spinner Discussion,
  • Illustrate a Description,
  • Illustrate and Describe Your Part of Town,
  • What If and Analogies,
  • Story Mapping a New Ending,
  • First Draft to Final Draft,
  • Horst's Hidden Things,
  • Two-page Story Review,
  • Plus, an interactive Jeopardy-type game!
  • With Answer Keys


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