Falling in Love with Reading and A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

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At first glance, it doesn't seem like Betty Smith's story of 11-year old Francie Nolan, a poor Irish girl living in the 1920's Brooklyn, should remain a best-seller for almost 100 years. But A Tree Grows in Brooklyn has remained a favorite and is the subject of a video from The Great American Read series. Lauren Graham and Noelle Santos share their enthusiasm for the classic tale.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • A great video to use at the beginning of the year to encourage young readers
  • Use the video to launch a class reading of the novel
Classroom Considerations
  • Part of The Great American Read collection
  • Requires a free PBS account to access materials
Pros
  • The resource includes pre- and post-reading discussion questions
Cons
  • None