Six of the Best (Newbery Medal Winners)
This unit is written to introduce students in Grades 4-6 to novels that have been awarded the Newbery Medal for Children's Literature.
The six novels selected are:
Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Bridge to Terabit by Katherine Patterson
Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia Maclachlan
The Door in the Wall by Marguerite de Angeli
Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary
Rabbit Hill by Robert Lawson
These novels provide a wide variety of themes, settings, genres and writing styles.
Student work consists of word study, comprehension, creative writing, research, art and drama activities to accompany each novel.
Also included are suggestions for using the unit, tracking sheets, evaluation sheets and a comprehensive answer key. (105 pages)