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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.

The sticky notes on this anchor chart are a combination of direct quotes from the text and summaries of details about the settings.


All the resources on this page go with

Sarah, Plain and Tall Book Unit

which may be purchased at Teachers pay Teachers.


Download a sample of the unit.





Language Arts Skill Practice


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

Bird Craft


Free Homophone and Homograph Games

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