The Westing Game

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The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin Summary

A Newbery Medal Winner For over thirty-five years, Ellen Raskin's Newbery Medal-winning The Westing Game has been an enduring favorite. This highly inventive mystery involves sixteen people who are invited to the reading of Samuel W. Westing's will. They could become millionaires-it all depends on how they play the tricky and dangerous Westing game, a game involving blizzards, burglaries, and bombings Ellen Raskin has created a remarkable cast of characters in a puzzle-knotted, word-twisting plot filled with humor, intrigue, and suspense. Winner of the Newbery Medal Winner of the Boston Globe/Horn Book Award An ALA Notable Book A School Library Journal One Hundred Books That Shaped the Century "A supersharp mystery...confoundingly clever, and very funny." --Booklist, starred review "Great fun for those who enjoy illusion, word play, or sleight of hand." --The New York Times Book Review "A fascinating medley of word games, disguises, multiple aliases, and subterfuges--a demanding but rewarding book." --The Horn Book

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A Newbery Medal Winner "A supersharp mystery...confoundingly clever, and very funny." —Booklist, starred review A bizarre chain of events begins when sixteen unlikely people gather for the reading of Samuel W. Westing’s will. And though no one knows why the eccentric, game-loving millionaire has chosen a virtual stranger—and a possible murderer—to inherit his vast fortune, on things for sure: Sam Westing may be dead…but that won’t stop him from playing one last game! Winner of the Newbery Medal Winner of the Boston Globe/Horn Book Award An ALA Notable Book "Great fun for those who enjoy illusion, word play, or sleight of hand." —The New York Times Book Review "A fascinating medley of word games, disguises, multiple aliases, and subterfuges—a demanding but rewarding book." —The Horn Book

The Westing Game - Literature Kit Gr. 7-8

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The Westing Game - Literature Kit Gr. 7-8 by Eleanor Summers Summary

Unravel the secrets at the center of an intriguing murder mystery game. Activities are meant to excite students throughout the reading. Using the chapter titles as clues, predict what might happen in each one. Identify elements of foreshadowing from the novel, and imagine what will take place. Follow the clues in the story to solve the game before any of the characters. Identify cause and effect by explaining why each event happened. Keep track of the variety of characters with comprehension questions. Students will write their own prologue and epilogue at the completion of the reading. Compare two different character's perspectives of the same event from the novel. Aligned to your State Standards and written to Bloom's Taxonomy, additional crossword, word search, comprehension quiz and answer key are also included. About the Novel: The Westing Game is a Newbery Medal winning story about a group of people playing the game of who killed the millionaire. Samuel W. Westing, owner of Westing Paper Products, has died. Sixteen heirs are invited to live in the Sunset Towers apartment building. These heirs come together to read the will of the late self-made millionaire. The will challenges them to solve the murder of Sam Westing by splitting up into eight pairs. Each pair is given a set of clues and $10,000 dollars to play the game. The winner will inherit the $200,000,000 fortune and unravel the secret behind the old man's death.

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The Westing Game by Creativity in the Classroom Summary

This is a combined literature and grammar unit that contains everything you need to teach the novel and more! Included in the unit are pre-reading, active-reading and post-reading activities with grammar lessons, literary activities, a literary terms matching quiz, a final essay test with grading rubric, and other activities just for fun!

The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin Student Workbook

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The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin Student Workbook by John Pennington Summary

The Quick Student Workbooks are designed to get students thinking critically about the text they read and providing a guided study format to facilitate in improved learning and retention. Teachers and Homeschool Instructors may use them to improve student learning and organization. What students will construct and identify the following areas of knowledge. Character Identification Events Location Vocabulary Main Idea Conflict And more as appropriate to the text.

The Westing Game Interactive Notebook

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The Westing Game Interactive Notebook by Middle School Novel Units Inc. Summary

This is an interactive notebook for teaching the novel. It includes the following activities along with answers for parts of speech, point of view, setting, tone, theme, mood, and a brief plot summary. Parts of Speech Point of View Setting Tone and Theme Plot A Letter to a Character Antagonist and Protagonist Comparing and Contrasting to Another Book Cause and Effect Character Analysis Character's Response to an Event Comparing and Contrasting 2 Characters A plan to have the students write a 3 paragraph, 4 paragraph, or 5 paragraph essay on the mood of the story (There are instructions and handouts for whichever length you choose plus a grading rubric.) Conflict Dialogue Falling Action Figurative Language: hyperbole, simile, metaphor, personification, idiom, alliteration, onomatopoeia Foreshadowing and Prediction Inference Main Event Movie and Book Comparison Paraphrasing Quotations Rising Action Sequence of Events The Five W's and an H Vocabulary and Context Clues Narrative Writing: Write a new ending It covers the following Common Core Anchor Standards: R.1 R.2 R.3 R.4 R.5 R.6 R.7 R.8 R.9 W.3 W.4 W.5 S.L. 1

The Westing Game: An Instructional Guide for Literature

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The Westing Game: An Instructional Guide for Literature by Jessica Case Summary

This standards-based instructional guide provides teachers with rigorous activities and lesson plans to help students comprehend complex literature, as they read the 1979 Newbery Medal-winning mystery novel, The Westing Game. Students will learn how to analyze the text to determine meaning, make summaries, and more. Text-dependent questions help students analyze the text with higher-order thinking skills, with lessons focused on story elements, vocabulary, and more. Close reading activities throughout the literature units encourages students to use textual evidence as they revisit passages to respond more critically about the text. Support the rich exploration of literature in today's classrooms with this resource.

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The Westing Game by Charlotte Jaffe,Barbara Roberts,Barbara Doherty Summary

ABOUT THE L-I-T GUIDE SERIES: These excellent teaching aids integrate the reading of outstanding works of children's literature with important reading-comprehension, speaking, writing, and listening skills. Each 40- to 56-page (Sounder is 32 pages) L-I-T Guide includes learning experiences that provide opportunities for group dynamics as well as activities to challenge students' abilities in critical and creative thinking. Each L-I-T Guide includes Story Summary, About the Author, Preparing to Read, Cooperative-Learning Projects, Vocabulary Skills, Chapter-by-Chapter Critical-Thinking Questions, Spotlight Literary Skills*, Creative-Thinking Activities, Glossary of Literary Terms, and Post-Reading Activities. *Four or five literary devices and skills are spotlighted in each guide. They include plot, setting, point of view, irony, tone, figures of speech, foreshadowing, symbolism, flashback, cause versus effect, fact versus opinion, main idea, theme, interpretation, and mood. Grades 4 to 10.

Sauvetage

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Sauvetage by Laurie Halse Anderson Summary

Le Dr Mac emmène Sophie, Zoé et Isabelle dans un centre aquatique qui s'occupe de la sauvegarde des mammifères marins. Isabelle est aux anges. Mais, lorsqu'elle apprend que ces animaux sont très souvent blessés à cause de la négligence des hommes (coupés par des hélices de bateau, pris dans des filets de pêcheurs abandonnés...), sa joie fait place à la révolte. En plus, le centre menace de fermer ses portes par manque de moyens. Prenant son courage à deux mains, et quitte à s'attirer des ennuis, Isabelle décide de tout faire pour sauver le centre et ses lamantins...

Mystery Study Units

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Mystery Study Units by Nancy Garrity Summary

Tackles The Westing Game and four thematically related short stories: "The Cask of Amontillado," "The Monkey's Paw," "The Phantom Coach," and a ghost story by Charles Dickens, "The Signal-Man." This curriculum unit provides everything needed for in-depth study of classic fiction (except the readily available novels and short stories themselves): teaching directions, suggested schedules, background information, author bios, plot summaries, vocabulary study guides, discussion of literary elements, reproducible activities and assessments, and ideas for extensions. The time required for full treatment is four weeks for each novel, one week for each short story. Grades 68. Glossaries. Answer keys.

Robot sauvage

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Robot sauvage by Peter Brown Summary

Un cargo fait naufrage. Rozzoum unité 7134, alias Roz, échoue sur une île déserte. Pourra-t-elle survivre dans la vie sauvage ? Une splendide et captivante aventure, pleine de dangers et d'émotion. Un hymne à la nature et à l'amitié.

Sortilèges et malédiction

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Sortilèges et malédiction by Claudia Gray Summary

Quand la famille de Nadia déménage à Captive’s Sound, elle se rend tout de suite compte que les apparences sont trompeuses. Descendante de sorcières, Nadia peut sentir qu’un sort a été lancé sur la petite ville du Rhode Island, sous la forme d’une maladie qui infecte les habitants et tout le reste de la ville. La magie à l’oeuvre est plus sombre et puissante que tout ce que Nadia a rencontré auparavant, et elle a pris le contrôle de Mateo... Son sauveur, son ami, et le garçon dont Nadia voudrait se rapprocher, alors qu’il la repousse. Mateo a toujours vécu à Captive’s Sound, hanté par les ragots de la petite ville et le passé tourmenté de sa famille. Selon la légende, à chaque génération, un membre de sa famille perd la raison et prétend connaître le futur, avant de sombrer dans la démence. Quand les rêves étranges de Mateo — au cours desquels il sauve une magnifique fille d’un accident de voiture — deviennent réalité, il sait qu’il est condamné. Malgré les forces tentant de les séparer, Nadia et Mateo vont devoir travailler ensemble pour briser la terrible malédiction de sa famille et prévenir un désastre qui menace la ville, incluant la famille de Nadia, ses nouveaux amis et sa propre vie. Regorgeant de magie et de mystère, le nouveau roman de Claudia Gray, auteure à succès du New York Times, dépeint un monde sombre et inoubliable rempli de sorcières, de malédictions, de secrets enfouis et d’amour maudit.

Souris!

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Souris! by Raina Telgemeier Summary

Raina est une fille de 6e année qui fait de son mieux pour être comme les autres -- elle est rongée par l'inquiétude sachant qu’elle devra bientôt porter un appareil d'orthodontie. C'était son état d'esprit avant de se briser les dents en tombant tête première sur le pavé... Cet accident marque le début d'une longue période de frustrations pour Raina. Chirurgie, appareils d'orthodontie et fausses dents font désormais partie de sa vie. Et comme un malheur n'arrive jamais seul... La ville est secouée par un tremblement de Terre. La jeune fille ne cesse de commettre des maladresses avec les garçons. Et que dire des moqueries de ses amis? Souris Raina, la vie est belle!