By the Great Horn Spoon
by Sid Fleischman
This lesson will allow students to experience the adventures of the California Gold Rush through 2 main characters: Jack and Praiseworthy by reading the book, By the Great Horn Spoon by Sid Fleischman . Students will be assigned daily reading with fun and exciting activities to follow. Periodically, students will take quizzes and then finish with a final unit test at the end of the book.
Subject: ReadingStandards Addressed
California State Board of Education Standards
Dry Creek District Standards:
1. Word Analysis, Fluency and Systematic Vocabulary Development:
4.4.4. Distinguish and interpret multiple meaning words
2. Reading Comprehension:
3. Literary Response
1. Students will learn vocabulary words related to By the Great Horn Spoon.
2. Students will gain knowledge of the California Gold Rush.
3. Students will be exposed to daily questions on the Literal, Interpretive, Critical and Creative level.
4. After visiting a web site and learning about modes of travel during the Gold Rush era, students will choose a mode of travel and explain why they chose it.
1. Students will predict what the story will about just by hearing the title and answer some general questions about the book.
2. Students will choose a character, either Praiseworthy or Jack, and keep notes on that character's development.
1. Students will take a pretest on vocabulary words related to the book.
2. Students will read chapters and keep notes on 1 character.
3. Students will play concentration with vocabulary words.
4. Students will answer comprehension questions.
5. Students will write letters.
6. Students will complete a story map.
7. Students will complete various writing activities.
8. Students will visit a web site on the types of travel during the Gold Rush era and write a paragraph explaining the way that they would choose to travel to California from Boston and why.
1. Students will take a post test on vocabulary words.
2. Students will take a unit test of the book.
3. Show the movie By the Great Horn Spoon. Discuss the similarities and differences between the book and the movie. Students will then write a three paragraph essay on this topic.
4. Students will choose a character, either Praiseworthy or Jack and write a summary of their character's development. Assessment
Assessments will be given throughout the book. There are four quizzes and one comprehensive unit test given at the end. All of these are linked to word documents.Results
At this time, there are no results to report. Web Resources & Supplementary Materials