Sarah, Plain and Tall

by Patricia MacLachlan



Living alone with his two children in the prairie, Jacob writes an advertisement for a mail-order bride. Sarah Wheaton replies. She will come for a month just to see. . .  Read Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan to see if Sarah, Jacob, and Jacob's children can find happiness.

By using sticky notes, the anchor chart becomes more flexible.

  • You can write character traits on sticky notes, and have students sort them by character.

  • You can have students write details on sticky notes that may be placed directly on the chart or mixed and sorted by other students.

This anchor chart may be reused year after year with different classes.

Here is a link to one of the projects I did with my students.

Bird Craft

Book Unit Samples

If you would like to try out the Sarah, Plain and Tall Book Unit before you buy it, this download contains free samples including:

  • Vocabulary Practice for Chapter 1 
  • Comprehension Questions for Chapter 1
  • Constructive Response Question
  • Chapter 1 Activities

Sarah, Plain and Tall Book Unit

Sarah, Plain and Tall Book Unit contains graphic organizers for an interactive notebook and game activities. Vocabulary, comprehension, constructive response writing, and skill practice are all included.