A Long Way From Chicago: Novel Study

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Life in a small town doesn't have to be dull. Using a study guide for the novel A Long Way From Chicago, readers analyze the characters and setting found in a small town in Illinois. Along with reading comprehension questions, the activities include language questions focused on similes, parts of speech, and words with multiple meanings.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Look at pictures from the Great Depression during a discussion of the setting of the book
  • Create skits about what happens in the novel and try to incorporate key vocabulary
Classroom Considerations

  • Questions cover chapter one of the text
  • Offers a free preview of the full resource and novel
Pros

  • Questions include space for learners to write answers
  • Appeals to a variety of learning styles
Cons

  • Lacks specific instruction on nouns and verbs that may be helpful when completing the activities