Curriculum Guide to the Books of Richard Peck

Curriculum Guide to the Books of Richard Peck
Study the characters, themes, language, and historical connections of award-winning author Richard Peck's books. This printable curriculum guide contains discussion questions, activities, and thematic connections for many of his books, including A Long Way from Chicago, A Year Down Yonder, A Season of Gifts, Are You in the House Alone?, Fair Weather, The Teacher's Funeral: A Comedy in Three Parts, Here Lies the Librarian, Strays Like Us, The River Between Us, Amanda Miranda, On the Wings of Heroes, Three Quarters Dead, Ghosts I Have Been, The Ghost Belonged to Me, Father Figure, and Past Perfect, Present Tense: New and Collected Stories. Additionally, an author Q&A, reading aloud strategies, tips for young writers, and project ideas are enclosed in this packet.

Grade Levels: 4 - 9

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