This post has a link for free The Watsons Go to Birmingham lesson plans. Yipee! Read on for the ideas, and make sure you click the link below to download FREE printables to help you teach this novel!
First, we wold like to outline a couple of activities from our The Watsons Go to Birmingham lesson plans. After reading chapter one, for example, we have students complete a chart in which they examine the characters. For each of the characters mentioned in chapter one, students write two facts about the person, two descriptive words for the character, and find a quote that shows the character’s personality. This ensures that students are returning to the text and defending their inferences with the text. You can print the chart that we use in the link below.
Here’s another fun idea from our The Watsons Go to Birmingham lesson plans! After reading chapter 15, allow your students to listen to the song “Yakety Yak”. Then, ask them some questions about the song. Also, Mr. Watson imitates a disc jockey in this chapter. In the fashion of the one written in chapter fifteen, have your students create their own disc jockey rhyme. You may want to allow them to complete this in groups. You can download these two activities in the link below.
Click here to download our FREE sample packet for The Watsons Go to Birmingham, and you can print the handouts that we use in these two activities, plus a portion of a test!
If you enjoy these free samples, consider downloading our entire teaching unit for this novel. You only buy it once, but you can use these activities for years to come! Plus, all of your plans will be done!