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Sarah, Plain and Tall (Sarah, Plain and Tall Saga Book 1) Kindle Edition
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|Length: 76 pages||Word Wise: Enabled||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled|
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- Book 1 of 5 in Sarah, Plain and Tall Saga
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Kathleen Kelly MacMillan, Maryland School for the Deaf, Columbia
Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the audioCD edition.
- Publication Date : June 25, 2013
- File Size : 1830 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print Length : 76 pages
- Publisher : HarperCollins; Reprint Edition (June 25, 2013)
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B00BS8SO9M
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #29,848 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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1. It is short enough, at about 1000 Kindle locations, to cover in 8 weeks or so.
2. It is relatively easy to read. The online Flesch-Kincaid reading difficulty analyzer puts it at about a fourth grade level. It contains about 1400 unique words, of which I have selected about 500 as target vocabulary. I expect my students already know about half of these words. The issue is that I don't know which half, so I make the list rather inclusive.
3. It is at their intellectual level. Last year I taught Wayside School is Falling Down. It fully satisfies the readability criteria, but the subject matter is more appropriate to second or third graders than middle schoolers.
4. It tells something of American history. They learn about American farming and mail-order brides, two topics with which Ukrainian children can somewhat identify. I had hoped it might lead to a discussion of sex roles in society, but these children have not shown interest. At 12 years old they are too young. American educators – take note. If the children want to remain children, let them!
I'm trying an approach that I have not seen before. I am using video as a primary educational vehicle. I have prepared videos that show the text of the book in a column on the left, with translations of the vocabulary words and words that are needed for comprehension on the right. My hope is that by presenting them with the translations they can largely avoid getting tangled up with dictionaries. I read the text as it is displayed. I have broken the book out by chapters (there are 9) with a video for each of them, with the homework assignment included in the video. This ensures that they get the homework, and more than that, that they look at the video.
I will be happy to share my materials with any foreign language teacher. Only about 10% of my preparation has been specific to the Ukrainian and Russian languages. My work could be adapted to other languages and teaching environments. The instructor would need to review my list of unique words to decide for themselves which constitute a target vocabulary. The instructor could easily record the narration themselves, personalizing the presentation, and of course make up their own homework.
This a worthy read, a charming read.
It also includes some classroom discussion ideas at the end, so it would be good for homeschool reading, or a classroom environment, as well.
This book was about two children who lived with their father-two children who beeded a mother! The book was set in the 1900's on the plains. The father seperately needed a wife, so he put an ad in the newspaper. He got a replay! The lady's name was Sarah. She came from Maine and she was "Plain and Tall." Sarah wants to check the family out! Sarah was my favorite character, but I liked everyone. I liked Sarah because she loved animals and had her own mind-she was stubborn. I can relate to that. I liked this book because it was interesting; I had to know what would happen! I also liked this book because the children needed a mother and they got one. They had a bit to learn about the awesome ocean and Sarah had to learn about life on the plains. I would recommend this book to children in second through fifth grade and all the people who like old fashioned stuff. Finally, I would positively recommend this book to all the people who are interested in a heartwarming story.
This book is about a family with a father, a daughter, and a son living on the prairie in the early 1900's. The father put an ad in the paper for a new wife. A woman from Maine answred the ad and traveled by train to get to the prairie. My favorite character in the book was Caleb because he would always make you laugh. I liked this book becasue it had a great setting, great characters, and great lines for characters to say. I would recommend this book for 2nd grade kids.
This book was about two children that lived with their father. They lived on the prairie in the early 1900's. The father tried to find a wife by putting an ad in the paper. There is a woman that responds. My favorite character in the book was Anna because she takes care of her father and her brother. She cooks, she cleans, and she helps Caleb to remember who his mom was. I liked this book because this story reminds me of when my Uncle Luey was always taking care of my three grandmas, just like Anna took good care of Caleb and her father. I would recommend this book to people who have had their mom or wife die because you can always have love again or a new mom.