The Battle of Gettysburg 1863 By Lauren Tarshis



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I Survived

The Battle of Gettysburg 1863

By Lauren Tarshis

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Novel Study

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Reading Plan for

I Survived the Battle of Gettysburg 1863

Day 1

Read


pp. 1-9

-Do Character Chart for Thomas

-Answer CT questions

-Wow Word



Day 2

Read


pp. 10-19

-Answer CT questions

-Wow Word


Day 3

Read


pp. 20-30

-Answer CT questions

-Wow Word


Day 4

Read


pp. 31-40

-Answer CT questions

-Wow Word


Day 5

Read


pp. 41-46

-Answer CT questions

-Wow Word


Day 6

Read


pp. 47-57

-Answer CT questions

-Wow Word


Day 7

Read


pp. 58-72

-Answer CT questions




Day 8

Read


pp. 73-83

-Answer CT questions

-Wow Word


Day 9

Read


pp. 84-89

-Answer CT questions

-Wow Word


Day 10

Read all of A Trip Back in Time and Q & A About the Civil War

-Answer CT questions

-Wow Word



Day 11

  • Fill out

Character Chart (as you go)

  • Story Map

  • Begin Text analysis

Day 12

  • Text analysis

Day 13

  • Text analysis

Day 14

  • Story Pack due/book finished

  • Quiz


Critical thinking day 1: p. 1-9 Strategy: Visualization/ Cause and Effect

1) Find a similes on p. 1 and p. 3_______________________________________________________________________

2)

Cause:

Thomas is a soldier



Effect:

What effect is this having on Thomas?



What is the cause that he is fighting for?





3) Visualization: Sketch a picture of what you see in your reader’s mind on p.2-3.




4) Cause and Effect: Thomas takes care of his little sister.

Cause:

Thomas is about to capture a squirrel when he hears Birdie sing and it runs away.



Effect:

What effect is this having on Thomas?



Why does he need to capture the squirrel?


Use evidence from the text to explain why Thomas can’t get mad at Birdie.

Wow Words:_______________________________________________________________________________________

Critical Thinking Day 2. P.10-19 Strategy: Visualization/ Cause and Effect

5) On p. 11, Thomas talks about what happens to slaves that run away. Fill in the chart to explain.



Cause:

Why do you think slaves would run away?



Effect:

What is the effect if they are caught?







6) What is the simile on p. 18?________________________________________________________________________

7) When Thomas went to get a drink, he heard sounds…Draw a sketch of the visualization you see in your Reader’s mind on p. 17-19.






8) Cause and Effect: Thomas cares for Birdie.

Cause:

Why do you think he takes such good care of her?



Effect:

What is the effect does that have on their relationship?




Use 3 examples from the story that proves how much Thomas cares for her.


9) What is a Yankee?_______________________________________________________________________________

Wow Words:_______________________________________________________________________________________



Critical thinking Day 3. P. 20-30 Strategy: Visualization/ Cause and Effect

10) Write any personifications that you find._____________________________________________________________

11)

Cause:

Thomas threw the skunk at the soldiers.



Effect:

What is the effect of his actions?


Why did he do this?




Use evidence from the story to explain.


12) From what point of view is the story told?____________________________________________________________

13) What side is the Union army on? __________________________________________________________________

14) Are Thomas and Birdie with Northern or Southern soldiers? How do you know?_____________________________

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Wow Words:_______________________________________________________________________________________

Critical thinking Day 4. P. 31-40 Strategy: Visualization/ Cause and Effect

15) Compare and Contrast the North and South’s opinion of slavery. Also, who had a better army? Include those facts.




North

16) Who are the “rebels.” Why do you think they are called this?____________________________________________

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17) Cause and Effect



Cause:

People in the North disagreed with slavery.



Effect:

What action was taken as a result?



Use evidence from the story to explain.


Use evidence from the story to explain.

18) Cause and Effect

Cause:

Union troops marched to Fredericksburg, VA



Effect:

What was the effect of this?



Why?


Use evidence from the story to explain.


19) Draw a sketch of what you visualized in your reader’s mind on p. 35-40




Wow Words:_______________________________________________________________________________________

Critical thinking Day 5. P. 41-46 Strategy: Visualization/ Cause and Effect

20)


Cause:

Clem really wanted to learn how to read.



Effect:

Clem was caught



Use evidence from the story to explain some of the things he did to learn.


Use evidence from the story to explain what happened as a result.

21) Visualization: Draw a sketch of what you see in your reader’s mind when Clem is learning how to read.




22) Find a simile in the chapter________________________________________________________________________

Wow Words:_______________________________________________________________________________________



Critical thinking Day 5. P. 47-57

Strategy: Analyze and Evaluate/Draw a Conclusion

23) Analyze and Evaluate: Captain Campbell shouted for the men to proceed to battle. What words were said to make him change his mind? Use specific evidence from the text.__________________________________________________

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24) Draw a conclusion: Why do you think Thomas turned himself in to the rebel soldiers?________________________

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25) Analyze and Evaluate: Why do they decide not to kill Thomas? Use evidence form the text to support your answer.

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Wow Words:_______________________________________________________________________________________



Critical thinking Day 6. P. 58-72

Strategy: Draw a conclusion/ generalization

26) Fill in the organizer with evidence from the text to draw a conclusion/ make a generalization that Captain Campbell was brave and courageous.

27) Analyze and Evaluate: Why were Thomas and Birdie excited to see black soldiers? Use detail in your own words to explain.___________________________________________________________________________________________

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28) Analyze and Evaluate: Why do you think the men were yelling “Fredericksburg?”____________________________

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Wow Words:_______________________________________________________________________________________



Critical thinking Day 7. P. 73-83

Strategy: Draw a Conclusion/ Generalization, Analyze and Evaluate

29) Fill in the organizer with evidence from the text to draw a conclusion/ make a generalization that Thomas is brave and courageous.

30) Write the personification on p. 77__________________________________________________________________

31) Analyze and Evaluate: Thomas can’t figure out if he was injured in battle or if he was a slave again? Why do you think this was happening to him?_________________________________________________ _____________________

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32) What are 3 major things that happened in the Battle at Gettysburg?

A)________________________________________________________________________________________________

B)________________________________________________________________________________________________

C)________________________________________________________________________________________________

Wow Words:_______________________________________________________________________________________



Critical thinking Day 8. P. 84-89

Strategy: Draw a Conclusion/ Generalization, Analyze and Evaluate

33) Draw a conclusion: Fill in the chart below to draw a conclusion of why Thomas and Birdie ended up where they were.

34) Analyze and Evaluate: What was the real story about what happened to Clem? Use details from the text to describe.

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Critical thinking Day 9. Read A Trip Back in Time

35) What is the estimated number of people who died in the Civil War?_______________________________________

36) About how many people were held as slaves in 1860?__________________________________________________

37) How long did the Civil War last?___________________________________________________________________

38) Draw a conclusion: in your own words-what started the Civil War? How did it end?_________________________

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39) Write the 4 most interesting facts about Gettysburg:

1)

2)


3)

4)

Character Chart: I Survived: The Battle of Gettysburg 1863



Character

Personality Traits

Relationship to Thomas

Protagonist or Antagonist

Has this character evolved? How?

Thomas













Birdie













Henry













Clem














Captain Campbell















Story Map: I Survived Gettysburg 1863

Setting:


Conflict (Problem):


Solution (how conflict is solved):


Theme of the story:



Make a conclusion about the story:


Make a generalization about slaves in Revolutionary America


Compare and Contrast: I Survived Gettysburg with Molly Pitcher and Dangerous Crossing.

Questions

I Survived Gettysburg 1863

Molly Pitcher

Dangerous Crossing

How are the stories similar?










How are the stories different?










What is one theme all 3 have in common?










What is a conflict all 3 have in common?















Vocabulary: I Survived Gettysburg 1863

Vocabulary Word

Definition

Picture

1) looming p.11







2) peering p. 11







3) bellowed p.14







4) vicious p. 18







5) reveille p.25







6) regiment p. 26







7) rummaging p.34







8) bayonets p. 48







9) wincing p. 49







10) bugler p. 68







11) faltered p. 76








Text Analysis: In the stories I Survived Gettysburg 1863, Dangerous Crossing p. 279, and Molly Pitcher p. 329, all of the protagonists overcome a significant obstacle.

Use the RACER strategy to explain what the obstacle was in each story, providing an example from the text for each obstacle.

You must have:


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Exceeds the standard

Meets the Standard

Approaching the Standard

Improvement Needed

Story pack was turned in completed on time


  • Story pack turned in on time

  • Work was neat

  • Student effort exceeds expectations

  • Story pack turned in on time

  • Work was neat

  • Student work meets expectations




  • Story pack was late

  • Story pack was incomplete

  • Work is sloppy

  • Minimal effort displayed

Reader mastered the strategies taught


  • All questions were answered correctly AND

independently

  • Student displays mastery of the strategies taught.

  • Most questions were answered correctly

  • Student needed some clarification

  • Student displays a good understanding of the strategies taught.

  • Some questions were correctly

  • Student needed clarification of the strategies taught

  • Student needed clarification

  • Several errors indicate the student needs re-teaching of the strategies taught

  • Student needed assistance throughout the novel study to understand the strategies taught

Text Analysis


  • Student exceeded expectations by using more than 3 examples from the text

  • Student exceeded expectations on PA writing rubric

  • Student followed all directions for text analysis independently

  • Student incorporated 3 examples from the text

  • Student met expectations on PA Writing Rubric

  • Student needed some clarification for text analysis

  • Student had less than 3 examples from the text

  • Student is approaching standards on PA Writing Rubric

  • Student needed clarification throughout the text analysis

  • Student did not include examples from the text OR

  • Student is missing intro, body, and conclusion

  • Student need improvement based on PA Writing Rubric

  • Student did not understand the text analysis

Running Record: Student reads with fluency


  • Student reads with excellent fluency

  • Student understands the passage

  • Student makes 1-2 mistakes on running record

  • Student understand the running record

  • Student makes 5+ mistakes on running record

  • Student did not understand the passage

Rubric for Story Pack


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