A Handful of Time

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A summer in the Canadian wilderness provides plenty of opportunity for adventure. A helpful novel study looks closely at the character Patricia Potter from A Handful of Time, who has been sent to Alberta, Canada for the summer. Readers answer questions about the novel and find examples of similes and alliteration. Then, they complete a research activity to learn more about Alberta.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Make up alliterative phrases to explain what happens in the novel
  • Write stories about what writers would buy if they could shop in North America's largest mall
Classroom Considerations

  • Free preview only covers the first two chapters of the text

  • Offers an extension activity that challenges learners to create a storyboard of the novel
  • Makes connections to multiple literary and language elements

  • Missing examples and answers to help assess content in the guide