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Ghetto Cowboy

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This 42-page Kids' Wings unit for Ghetto Cowboy by G. Neri will enrich and extend your reading of this powerful modern novel about a preteen in urban poverty. It includes activities and a 53-slide Jeopardy-type game. The activities are perfect for paired, group, or whole class study. This Kids Wings unit provides mastery learning and lesson planning and handouts or projection on your SmartBoard!

The Activity Guide/Lesson Plans Contain:

  • Pre-reading Discussion Cards
  • Anticipation Guide;
  • Vocabulary by Chapters;
  • 2-page Readers’ Theater Introduction;
  • Where in the USA Are Detroit and Philadelphia?
  • Dialectical Journal
  • Researching Black Urban Cowboys
  • Developing Background Through Research: The Chisholm Trail
  • Making Connections: Chapter Questions, Prereading Predictions and Confirmation
  • Character Traits
  • Coltrane's Report Card
  • Dialect (Urban Slang) to Standard English
  • Getting Started Crossword Puzzle
  • Chapters 4-7, Multiple Choice Comprehension
  • Chapters 8-9: Visualizing the Text
  • Chapters 10-15, Struggling to Fit In, Multiple Choice
  • From Another Point of View
  • Chapters 16-17: Comic Book Summary
  • Chapters 18-21: Multiple Choice Comprehension
  • Rules by Which Cowboys Live, Fallen Letter Puzzle
  • The Law and the Cowboys
  • Today's American Values
  • Chapter 23: Visualizing the Text
  • Putting the Cowboy Way to the Text: Multiple Choice and Short Answer Comprehension
  • Chapters 27-30: Can We Save the Horses, Visualizing the Text
  • Chapters 31-32: Here Comes the Cavalry, Cloze Activity
  • Chapters 33-35: City vs. Cowboys Discussion
  • Chapters 36-Epilogue: Second Chances, Multiple Choice Comprehension
  • A Tense Situation
  • What Did They Value? What Is It Worth to Them?
  • Writing Prompts
  • Answer Pages
  • Plus, a BONUS Interactive Jeopardy-type Game


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