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Turtle In Paradise: Novel Study

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Turtle, an 11-year-old girl in Turtle in Paradise, travels to Florida to live with her aunt. With the Great Depression all around her, Turtle safely hides within the shell she created around herself but soon opens up after the move. Scholars read through the story and answer comprehension questions over the first two chapters, write sentences using alliteration, personification, and similes, as well as learn eight new vocabulary words.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Incorporate with a study of life during the Great Depression
Classroom Considerations
  • Gives only a preview of the full novel study and does not cover the entire book
  • Readers use the library or Internet resources to research
  • Includes word work using homonyms
  • Suggests themes to teach along with the novel
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