The Indian in the Cupboard was such a big hit with my students. Imagine fifth-grade boys asking me to help them find the sequels! There are four of them. A teacher can’t ask for anything more.
The story begins when nine-year-old Omri receives a few unusual gifts for his birthday. What is he going to do with an old cupboard and a plastic Indian? Omri does what most boys would do. He locks the plastic toy in the cupboard. Unknowingly, he does this with a magical key that belonged to his great-grandmother. Imagine the surprise he felt when the plastic toy turned into a real-life three-inch tall Iroquois.
Free Samples from the Book Unit
If you would like to try out The Indian in the Cupboard Book Unit before you buy it, this sample contains the following:
- Vocabulary Practice for Chapter 1
- Comprehension Questions for Chapter 1
- Constructed Response Writing for Chapter 1 – Character Traits
The first set of language arts lessons in the book teaches students how to correctly use the following troublesome word pairs: among and between, sit and set, lie and lay. In the free download, you will receive a foldable graphic organizer teaching when to use among and between. A printable practice exercise is also included. In case you missed the link above, you can download this sample here.
The Indian in the Cupboard Unit
The Indian in the Cupboard Book Unit contains graphic organizers for an interactive notebook and game activities covering vocabulary, comprehension questions, constructed response writing, and skill practice.