Sarah, Plain and Tall - E-Guide

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Newbery Medal Winner 1986, Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction, Golden Kite Award,  NY Public Library Book of the Century. 

Answering an ad in the paper for a wife, Sarah agrees to come visit for one month before agreeing to marry Papa, writing "I will come by train. I will wear a yellow bonnet. I am plain and tall," and "Tell them I sing."

But Sarah misses her old home in Maine. Will she leave, or will she stay and bring song and laughter to their prairie home?

Through Patricia MacLachlan's quiet pioneer tale, students will learn:

About the Author: Learn about Patricia MacLachlan.

Background Information: Pioneers and prairie living.

Vocabulary words used throughout the novel, utilizing a variety of activities to stimulate retention and growth.

Literary Techniques:  Synonyms, setting, compare and contrast, in context, simile, metaphor, paraphrase, character analysis. 

Moral Lessons and Character Values: Honor, God is our perfecter, work with a good attitude, love one another. 

Activities and Writing Assignments: Mapwork, history reports, discussion, read aloud, wordsearch, crossword, prairies, step-families, art projects, science, movie, cooking.

Suggestions for Further Reading:  We include a wonderful reading list of more books by the same author(s) and other books that tie in with, or are similar to, Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan.

All of the unit lessons are written from a Christian worldview!

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  • 5
    Complete study that has been enjoyable

    Posted by Lori on 14th Nov 2015

    We have been using this unit with our 9 year old. She really has enjoyed this product. It is a relatively self-guided study for her. We used some of the pre-reading activities and then she read the book all the way through. She then went back to work through the questions. She is almost done with all of the questions and has enjoyed it a lot. When asked recently about some of her favorite products and studies this year, this was her top favorite of the year! *We received a copy of this unit to review for TOS Review Crew. We were not required to leave this review and all opinions are our own.

  • 5
    Thorough and thought-provoking

    Posted by jamweber on 25th May 2015

    The Sarah, Plain and Tall E-Guide, as with all the other guides that I‰ŰŞve used from Progeny Press, is outstanding. My favorite section to read after my child has completed it is the Dig Deeper section, as I have the opportunity to learn how my child has grown spiritually through reading the assigned scripture passages. I especially always love the vocabulary section, as it allows the student to first write his own definition of a word depending on its context, and then verify or discover its meaning using the dictionary. Thanks once again, and keep those study guides for great books coming!

  • 5
    Love the Biblical integration

    Posted by Krystel M. on 13th Nov 2014

    Love the Biblical integration for the story. Very well written and thorough!