Sarah, Plain and Tall
Sarah, Plain and Tall is a short historical novel by Patrica MacLachlan. It is set in the prairie states during the nineteenth century. Sarah answers an ad from Jacob who is looking for a mother for his children after his wife passes away while giving birth to his youngest child Caleb. Sarah leaves her Maine home to travel to Jacob’s farm. She brings music, fun, laughter, and love to this family who grow to love Sarah in return.
Homophone and Homograph Games
The games practice homophones or homographs using sentences from Sarah, Plain and Tall.To play the games, students roll a die and move around the game board. They read the homophone or homograph [depending on the game] they land on, then cover a sentence from the book in the center of the board with the same meaning. My students love playing these games and really learned a lot. Download the games here.
Book Unit Samples
- Vocabulary Practice for Chapter 1
- Comprehension Questions for Chapter 1
- Constructive Response Question
- Chapter 1 Activities
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.