Lesson plans for Picture Bride and other books
Biography and lesson ideas.
This unit plan uses the book as a starting point for social studies lessons, but it also builds literacy.
Students find and correct errors in a paragraphy about The Bracelet. Click on the link for a printable handout. Adobe Reader or compatible application required for access.
A Journey to Topaz
A variety of reading strategies to support the novel, including an anticipation guide and Vocabulary Cubing.
A Time of Remembrance
An ongoing oral history project in which students record the "living voices" of Japanese-Americans who endured the internment camps. The site includes resources for teachers and for students, but the interview archives are its heart.
Picture Bride Teaching Guide at McDougal Littel
Designed for grades 9 and 10, related to a theme of personal freedom and civil rights. Students investigate racism, law and justice in America.
Picture Bride Teaching Guide
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Some People I Know
Designed for second graders, this lesson uses The Birthday Visitor to help students understand that authors help us understand about other people.
The Wise Old Woman
Scroll down to find a list of post-reading activities.