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  • Teresa Gregg

    The "anchor" activities throughout the novel study are summarizing and determining fact v. fiction. After gathering background information about th...

  • TheRoomMom

    The Bread Winner by Arvella Whitmore-- great historical fiction novel unit for upper elementary. Takes place during the Great Depression.

  • Maranda Stone

    Novel study for the Great Depression

  • Sondra Tokarczyk

    The Bread Winner by Arvella Whitmore Historical Fiction Novel Unit-- great book to use with a student business unit, set during The Depression, lesser known book, female main character, high interest for boys and girls ($)

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