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The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg

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This 50-page Kids' Wings unit and Jeopardy-type game for The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg, a terrific Newbery Honor book by Rodman Philbrick, will enrich and extend your reading of this exciting, surprisingly hysterical historical adventure set in the Civil War.  

The Activity Guide Contains: 

  • Pre-Reading Discussion Cards
  • Anticipation Guide
  • 2 -Page Readers’ Theater Introduction
  • Preparing Your Intellectual Tools: Dialectical Journals
  • Becoming a Character
  • Vocabulary by Chapters 
  • Making Connections: Before Reading Quick Writes and Predict/Read/Confirm Chapter Questions
  • Nonstandard and Standard English
  • Quartet Reading and 15-Second Summaries
  • Civil War Map
  • The Lies of Homer P. Figg
  • Character Studies
  • The Ballad of Homer P. Figg to the tune of "The Battle Cry of Freedom"
  • Crossword Puzzle: The Story Begins
  • Activities for Visualizing the Chapters through Drawing
  • Multiple Choice Comprehension Activities
  • Activities for Visualizing the Chapters
  • Research Prompts and Guides
  • Where in the World? Map Study
  • Recalling and Analyzing the Chapters, Discuss and Write
  • Analyzing the Events, Discussion and Writing
  • Summarizing the Story PUZZLE
  • Topics for Extended Research
  • Comparing Books
  • A Tense Situation
  • Writing Prompts
  • Answer Keys 
  • Plus, an interactive Jeopardy-type game!

Note:  It will motivate your students to beg for more historical fiction like Woods Runner by Gary Paulsen.


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