In The Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson - Activity Book

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Moving to a new country isn't easy, as Shirley Temple Wong learns in In The Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson by Bette Bao Lord. A series of language arts activities carry readers through the novel, addressing the story's themes, characters, vocabulary, sentence structure, and historical context.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use as warm-up activities during a novel unit
  • Assign the book during Black History Month or when focusing on immigration in social studies
  • Have learners write about their own immigration backgrounds, including how many generations ago their families came to America
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires copies of the book
Pros

  • Provides answer keys for all worksheets
  • Connects applicable language arts skills (vocabulary, grammar, reading comprehension, literary analysis)
Cons

  • None