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Elijah of Buxton

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The 28-page Kids' Wings unit for Elijah of Buxton, a 2008 Newbery Honor Book, is one of our premier units for grades 4-12. Engaging students in prereading through discussion cards and anticipation guide, the unit is prepares students for exciting reading in one of the best books ever written.

Other activities in the unit include:

  • a readers theater script,
  • predict/confirm chapter questions,
  • dialectical journaling,
  • logic puzzle,
  • Civil War mapping,
  • Quartet Reading,
  • 15-Second Summaries,
  • The Ballad of Elijah,
  • crossword puzzles,
  • cause-and-effect,
  • figurative language,
  • point of view,
  • multiple choice and short answer comprehension,
  • proofreading,
  • research projects, and
  • writing/discussion prompts.
  • Jeopardy-type game

You won't find a better unit for problem solving, high level thinking, understanding history, and FUN!


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