One Crazy Summer: Novel Study

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Rita Williams-Garcia's One Crazy Summer describes three girls who go looking for their mother who ran out on them. Scholars complete a novel study guide with vocabulary exercises, character descriptions, and comprehension poems.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Preface the reading with a discussion of American events in the 1968 time period
Classroom Considerations

  • The time period of the story reveals racism and introduces The Black Panthers
  • Resource offers just a sample of a full novel study
Pros

  • Addresses skills using literary devices such as personification and alliteration
  • Asks learners to analyze character actions
Cons

  • None