Sarah Plain and Tall Study Guide

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Sarah Plain and Tall Study Guide

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! 

  • Age Level = 8-12
  • Book Author = Rebecca Gilleland
  • Book Material = Paperback
  • Book Publisher = Progeny Press
  • Copyright = c1995
  • Grade Level = 4-6
  • Condition = New

Item Number: 453-20

Item ID: 18296

Category: Progeny Press