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The Shadows

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A 40-page unit PLUS interactive Jeopardy-type game, perfect for lesson planning, handouts, or projection on your SmartBoard for The Shadows by Jacqueline West will add some jumpy goose bumps to your classroom fun. The Kids Wing unit connects award-winning literature with problem solving, skill-building, character-building, and spooky fun! 

The unit includes: 

  • Pre-Reading Discussion Cards
  • Anticipation Guide
  • 2 -Page Readers’ Theater Introduction
  • Preparing Your Intellectual Tools
  • Words that Paint Pictures, Figurative Language
  • Vocabulary List
  • Vocabulary Five-In-A-Row Game
  • Blank Vocabulary Five-In-A Row Game
  • Making Connections: Before Reading Quick Writes and Predict/Read/Confirm Chapter Questions
  • Character Study
  • Changing Poetry: Diamante
  • Changing Poetry: Writing Diamante
  • Paintings in the House on Linden Street
  • Dunwoody Math Squares # 1 and # 2
  • The Utensils in the Kitchen Drawers: Creative Logic
  • Illustrate it!
  • Main Idea and Summarizing, Teaching Page
  • Crossword Puzzle: People and Things
  • Activities for Visualizing the Chapters through Drawing
  • Multiple Choice Comprehension Activities
  • Note Taking in Chapter 12
  • Clues Lead to Key Facts in Chapter 14
  • The Mystery Solved! Chapter 17, A Cloze Activity
  • Recalling and Analyzing and Writing About the Events in Chapters 18-24, Discuss and Write
  • Writing Prompts
  • Answer Keys 
  • Plus, an interactive Jeopardy-type game!


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