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The Big House

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The 24-page Kids Wings literature guide for The Big House by Carolyn Coman is the perfect vehicle for connecting award-winning literature to an introduction to law-related education.  In the process, you will see your students' vocabulary improving, comprehension growing, and cooperative group skills being honed. They will understand legal terminology and their responsibility for obeying the law.  Your students will explore real life problems entwined with fun in your classroom!

The unit includes:

  • A group Anticipation Guide,
  • Criminal Stereotypes,
  • Making Connections,
  • Chapter Questions for Hypothesizing Before-Reading and Confirmation After-Reading,
  • Picture a Courtroom,
  • 5-Page Scripted Trial,
  • Crossword Puzzle,
  • Picture That! Idioms (2 pages),
  • Big House Vocabulary,
  • Multiple Choice Comprehension,
  • Active Learning: Friendships That Run a Lifetime,
  • Compassion and Respect,
  • Dictionary Check-Up,
  • Pillars of Society,
  • Literary Devices: The Ma's Cave Soap Acronym,
  • Alternatives to the Intercom,
  • Another Language,
  • Marietta Goes to Trial (Gifted and Regular Versions),
  • Comprehension Check-Up After Reading,
  • Writing Prompts,
  • Answer Keys,
  • Interactive Jeopardy-Type Game


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