Character Connections


Activities include: 

  • logic and crossword puzzles, 
  • vocabulary study, 
  • journal writing, 
  • cross curriculum problem solving, 
  • authentic assessments, 
  • research projects, 
  • writing prompts,
  • cooperative learning, 
  • excellent literary circle guide,
  • standardized test practice,

  • and much more!

    205 pages of activities based on the 1997-1998 Texas Bluebonnet Award Books

    Grades 3-7 


Character Connections

Great Multi-Cultural Literature Units from every genre in 20 Award Winning Books!

You won't find a more exciting set of books and units than these! These all-time favorites serve as vehicles that carry lessons in character and cross-curriculum skills as they inspire children to fall in love with reading!

Units in Character Connections will introduce your students to fascinating characters and events! They will become friends with Borden who begins by saving an spotted owl and ends by saving his family. They will walk beside Marty who must struggle against an alcoholic neighbor to save his dog, Shiloh. They will go into the ghetto with Junebug to experience a different world and its problems. They will travel back in time with Buddy Stebbins to escape from pirates and defend a relative accused of witchcraft. They will scream with terror and work to problem solve with Johnathan and Abby during an earthquake and flood...a book that will make enthusiastic readers of even the most stubborn students! Wilma Rudolph will lead them through her exciting life from crippling polio to receiving the Olympic medal for being the fastest woman on earth! Leonardo DaVinci will become their mentor, and Poppy will become a lifelong friend!



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