The Penderwicks: Novel Study

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Have you ever tried to fix something but actually end up making it worse? This is exactly what happens to three girls in Jeanne Birdsall's The Penderwicks. Scholars read about the efforts of the girls and complete worksheet pages that introduce vocabulary, analyze characters, and work with literary devices such as personification. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Create a text set by also reading the two sequel books to the novel
Classroom Considerations

  • As a preview of the full novel study, the resource does not cover the entire book
  • Asks readers to research using the Internet or library resources

  • Incorporates parts of speech with literature
  • Offers an extension activity

  • Does not contain an answer key