Walk Two Moons Activities

Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech Teaching Ideas

Walk Two Moons is a beautiful story of a thirteen-year-old girl, Sal Hiddle, who travels from Ohio to Idaho with her grandparents to visit her mother’s grave. Sal lives in Bybanks, Kentucky. Her mom recently left. Because her dad is so sad, he decides to rent the farm and move with Sal to Euclid, Ohio. This is where Margaret Cadaver lives. Sal’s dad meets Margaret when he goes to Lewiston to bury his wife. Margaret was sitting beside Sal’s mother during a bus crash that killed everyone except Margaret.

After Sal and her dad move, Sal meets Phoebe. The two become best friends. The two girls spend a lot of time together. They are also friends with Mary Lou and Ben.

Sal begins to notice Phoebe’s mother acting strangely. She compares her sad behavior to her own mother’s before she leaves home. Strange events are taking place as well. A young man Phoebe calls the “lunatic” comes to the house one day. At the same time, messages begin appearing on the front porch of Phoebe’s home. One day Phoebe’s mother just disappears. Sal helps Phoebe follow clues to investigate what has happened to her.

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Walk Two Moons Activities

Book Unit Samples

Free Samples from Walk Two Moons Book Unit

You will find the following in this novel study sample:

  • Vocabulary Practice for Chapters 1-2
  • Comprehension Questions for Chapters 1-2
  • Constructed Response Question – Point of View

 

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Teaching Idea #1 – Bump Games

Three Free Context Clues Games to use with Walk Two Moons

These three games cover an important reading skill: USING CONTEXT CLUES. The sentences used to practice this skill are lines from Walk Two Moons.

The first game covers sentences from Chapters 1-12. Chapters 13-23 are covered in Game #2. Game #3 includes sentences from 24-44. This means you can scatter the games across your novel study.

In the pdf, both full color and black-lined versions are provided in this print-and-go activity. This means the games can easily be used for a small group activity.

A Google Slide version of the game is also provided for a paperless option. Get the link to the Google Slides in the pdf using the link below.

 

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Teaching Idea #2 – The Audiobook

Teaching Idea #3 – On the Web

Ideas for the Classroom from Bright Hub Education

Interactive Crossword Puzzles and Word Searches from Reading is Fundamental – Students love these puzzles that can be completed directly online. 

Study Guide for Walk Two Moons by The Glencoe Literature Library – This 40-page pdf file includes discussion questions with an answer key. The pdf also includes setting information and other tie-in resources.

 The Ohio Reading Road Trip website provides a 21-page pdf with discussion questions and writing prompts. This resource divides the novel into 3 to 4 chapter chunks that make it an excellent addition to your novel study.

The Prime Stage Theater provides a guide that goes along with their play version of the story. This pdf includes many resources including

  • a roadmap
  • list of symbols and their meanings
  • themes
  • class activities

 

Free Samples from Walk Two Moons Book Unit

Free Samples from Walk Two Moons Book Unit

 

 

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2 comments

    • Catherine on September 7, 2017 at 8:51 pm

    The link “You can download the free printable here.” went to an Al Capone activity and not the Context Clues games for Walk Two Moons. I bought and downloaded your entire unit for this book, and it looks great! Is there any way I can get the context clues games, too?

    1. Hi Catherine,

      Thank you for letting me know. I just changed the link. It should go to the correct place now.

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