Chasing Redbird

Zinny Taylor is the quiet child in her big, noisy family - and after the death of Redbird, her beloved Aunt Jessie, she hardly speaks at all.

Author: Sharon Creech

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Australia

ISBN: 9780330397827

Category: Aunts

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Zinny Taylor is the quiet child in her big, noisy family - and after the death of Redbird, her beloved Aunt Jessie, she hardly speaks at all. When Zinny discovers an ancient pioneer trail on the family farm, she begins an obsessive journey that leads her towards the secrets of her own childhood.

Chasing Redbird

Use Novel-Ties ® study guides as your total guided reading program.

Author: Mary Dennis

Publisher: Learning Links

ISBN: 0767506316


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Use Novel-Ties ® study guides as your total guided reading program. Reproducible pages in chapter-by-chapter format provide you with the right questions to ask, the important issues to discuss, and the organizational aids that help students get the most out of each book they read.
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Sharon Creech

In addition to the presence of these characteristic features of Creech's literary art,
Creech challenges readers more than she has previously, in Chasing Redbird. In
this novel, she draws readers more completely into the world of the protagonist ...

Author: Pamela S. Carroll

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313335982

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 195

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A profile of the children's author also provides critical analyses of the plots, settings, imagery, syntax, characters, and themes appearing in her works.

102 Reading Response Lessons

Anchor Piece Comprehension: Narrative Question: Summarize the story. Title:
Chasing Redbird by Sharon Creech This story, Chasing Redbird, was about a
girl named Rose and another girl named Zinny. Rose got sick and died. Her mom

Author: Kristin Noelle Wolfgang

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781483364056

Category: Education

Page: 312

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Using this classroom-tested five-step process, your students will learn to dismantle even the most challenging comprehension questions and respond in clear, sophisticated paragraphs.

Gateway to Reading 250 Author Games and Booktalks to Motivate Middle Readers

She might be chasing redbird and her flock in the fields or exploring the
abandoned castle Corona. She doesn't fish in a stream; she goes fishing in the
air. She sees things that others do not see. At night when she goes for a walk, two
moons ...

Author: Nancy Polette

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781610694247

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 261

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Get young readers hooked on some of the best titles in juvenile literature, ranging from humor to mystery to fantasy, with unusual and effective methods like games.

Sharon Creech

In Chasing Redbird, Zinny's aunt dies, and Zinny feels confused and thinks her
aunt's death may somehow have been her fault. Overwhelmed by her feelings,
Zinny retreats into the woods and meadows behind her home. She finds an old
trail ...

Author: Alice B. McGinty

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1404204687

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 112

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Discusses the life and work of children's author, including her writing process and methods, inspirations, a critical discussion of her books, and biographical timeline.

Summer Bridge Activities Grades 6 7

... Chasing Vermeer Bloor, Edward Tangerine Blumberg, Rhoda Commodore
Perry in the Land of the Shogun Blume, Judy Starring Sally J. Freedman as
Herself Clement-Davies, David Fire Bringer Creech, Sharon Chasing Redbird
Curtis, ...

Author: Summer Bridge Activities

Publisher: Rainbow Bridge Publishing

ISBN: 9781483815862

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

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Give your soon-to-be seventh grader a head start on their upcoming school year with Summer Bridge Activities: Bridging Grades 6-7. With daily, 15-minute exercises kids can review dividing fractions and using parentheses and learn new skills like probability and word analogies. This workbook series prevents summer learning loss and paves the way to a successful new school year. --And this is no average workbookÑSummer Bridge Activities keeps the fun and the sun in summer break! Designed to prevent a summer learning gap and keep kids mentally and physically active, the hands-on exercises can be done anywhere. These standards-based activities help kids set goals, develop character, practice fitness, and explore the outdoors. With 12 weeks of creative learning, Summer Bridge Activities keeps skills sharp all summer long!

Newbery Award Winning Authors

Every year, Creech's family visited Quincy, Kentucky, the inspiration for the town
of Bybanks, which appeared in Chasing Redbird, Bloomability, Walk Two Moons,
and (by reference) The Wanderer. Her grandmother plays a part in Granny ...


Publisher: PediaPress




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Honey for a Teen s Heart

Look for other Creech titles, including Chasing Redbird. ET, MT AUTHOR: Berlie
Doherty TITLE: Granny Was a Buffer Girl (1986) DESCRIPTION: As Jess gets
ready to leave for a college year abroad, her family gathers to celebrate and to ...

Author: Gladys Hunt

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 9780310872658

Category: Religion

Page: 304

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Help Your Teen Catch the Lifelong Reading Bug.Honey for a Teen’s Heart spells out how good books can help you and your teenager communicate heart-to-heart about ideas, values, and the various issues of a Christian worldview. Sharing the adventure of a book lets both of you know the same people, see the same sights, face the same choices, and feel the same emotions. Life spills out of books--giving you plenty to talk about! But Honey for a Teen’s Heart will do more than strengthen the bonds between you and your son or daughter. You’ll also learn how to help your teen catch the reading habit and become a lover of good books. Gladys Hunt’s insights on how to read a book, what to look for in a book, and how to question what you read will challenge you and your teenager alike. It’s training for life! And it’s fabulous preparation for teens entering college. Including an annotated list of over four hundred books, Honey for a Teen’s Heart gives you expert guidance on the very best books for teens.

The Wanderer

Sharon Creech. Books by Sharon Creech Absolutely Normal Chaos Chasing
Redbird Walk Two Moons Bloomability The Wanderer For younger readers The
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Author: Sharon Creech

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9780330463621

Category: Juvenile Fiction


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The ocean has always flowed through Sophie's life. It promises journeys of adventure and discovery – she is drawn to it. And when she gets the chance to cross the Atlantic on board her uncle's boat, The Wanderer, she can't wait to set sail. But troubled Sophie has a secret, and deep down she's terrified of where The Wanderer will take her. For this storm-tossed voyage will also be a journey into the mysterious past of her forgotten childhood. And she, and the rest of the crew aboard, may not survive it.

Tuck Everlasting Comprehension Assessment

Possible. Texts. for. Text. Sets. • Creech, Sharon. Chasing Redbird . MacMillan,
1997 . • DiCamillo, Kate. The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane. Candlewick,
2009 . • Levine, Gail Carson. Ella Enchanted . Harper, 2004 . 12 ...

Author: Suzanne Barchers

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 9781480769816


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These assessment questions for Tuck Everlasting are modeled after current testing models requiring students to revisit the text for answers. Students have to support their opinions and inferences with examples from the text.
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Something about the Author

204-205; May-June, 1997, Ethel L. Heins, review of Chasing Redbird, pp. 316-
317; MayJune, 1998, p. 371; September-October, 1998, Nancy Bond, review of
Bloomability, p. 605; May-June, 2000, Roger Sutton, review of The Wanderer, p.
311 ...

Author: Gale Group

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0787652113

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 381

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Provides biographical information on the men and women who write and illustrate children's books.

Welcome to Lizard Motel

Noting the change in content of young adult novels from fantasy and imagination to the gloomy realism of the "problem" novel, the author questions the current emphasis in children's literature on addressing social problems through realism ...

Author: Barbara Feinberg

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 0807071447

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 209

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Noting the change in content of young adult novels from fantasy and imagination to the gloomy realism of the "problem" novel, the author questions the current emphasis in children's literature on addressing social problems through realism and argues for a

Chasing the Moon to China

A young girl takes a trip to China where she observes ways in which she and they are different and alike. A record inside the book cover gives a short lesson in Chinese and presents a folksong.

Author: Virginia Overton McLean


ISBN: 0960604618

Category: China

Page: 40

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A young girl takes a trip to China where she observes ways in which she and they are different and alike. A record inside the book cover gives a short lesson in Chinese and presents a folksong.

Red Bird Sings

... the wind and no less spirited than a bounding deer, ever chasing the great
shadows that play among the hills of my home. Afterword The melancholy of
those black days left so long. 29 1917-1938.

Author: Gina Capaldi

Publisher: Carolrhoda Books

ISBN: 9780761371595

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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"I remember the day I lost my spirit." so begins the story of Gertrude Simmons, also known as Zitkala-sa, which means Red Bird. Born in 1876 on the Yankton Sioux reservation in South Dakota, Zitkala-sa willingly left her home at age eight to go to a boarding school in Indiana. But she soon found herself caught between two worlds-white and Native American. At school she missed her mother and her traditional life, but Zitkala-sa found joy in music classes. "My wounded spirit soared like a bird as I practiced the piano and violin," she wrote. Her talent grew, and when she graduated, she became a music teacher, composer, and performer. Zitkala-sa found she could also "sing" to help her people by writing stories and giving speeches. As an adult, she worked as an activist for Native American rights, seeking to build a bridge between cultures.The coauthors have told Zitkala-sa's story by weaving together pieces from her own writings. The artist'sacrylic illustrations and collages of photos and primary source documents round out the vivid portrait of Zitkala-sa, a frightened child whose spirit "would rise again, stronger and wiser For The wounds it had suffered."

Sitting Bull

So were AppearingBear, Gray Bull, Elk Nation, Chasing Eagle,Red Bird, White
Swan,RedFox, Bear Soldier, BlackBear, FlyingBy, Hail Bear, PretendsEagle,
Bear Shield, Little Moon; all wereHunkpapa. That night the Cheyennes and Sioux
, ...

Author: Stanley Vestal

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806187662

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

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"If that is Long Hair, I am the one who killed him," White Bull, the young nephew of Sitting Bull, said when Bad Juice pointed out Custer's body immediately after the Battle of the Little Big Horn. Yet it was Sitting Bull who acquired the notoriety and was paraded in Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show as "the warrior who killed Custer." But this new edition of Stanley Vestal's classic biography of the famous chief emphasizes that "Sitting Bull's fame does not rest upon the death of Custer’s five troops. Had he been twenty miles away shooting antelope that morning, he would still remain the greatest of the Sioux." The stirring account of the death throes of a mighty nation and its leader is the story of the "greatest of the Sioux" and his struggle to keep his people free and united. The Sioux were formidable warriors, as attested to by men who fought against them, like General Anson Mills, who said, "They were the best cavalry in the world; their like will never be seen again," but they were up against an overwhelming tide of soldiers, homesteaders, and bureaucrats. Sitting Bull fought long and hard and "He was ... a statesman, one of the most farsighted we have had," but statesmanship could not prevail against such odds. This powerful biography of Sitting Bull is brought to a new generation of readers in h a new and expanded edition, for much new material had been added to the original edition (published in 1932) that could not be disclosed while the informants were still living. Sitting Bull is a moving account of the epic courage of one man in the face of his inevitable defeat as the last defender of his people's rights.