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Activities for the Reading Club's Featured Books

Our featured selections are award-winning books that are obtainable in print from libraries and bookstores, and are also available in alternate formats (electronic or braille). Grade levels are approximate.

Sarah, Plain and Tall

By Patricia MacLachlan

1985. Harper Trophy

Available in braille from the following sources:

1. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
Available in braille and Web-braille.
(202) 707-5100

2. Braille International
$5.60 - Braille versions for purchase.
(800) 336-3142

3. Seedlings
(800) 777-8552

Related Web Sites

• Economics and Geography Lessons - Lesson plan developed by Patricia King Robeson for the Montomery County Public Schools


1. At Home
Talk about different family set-ups (single mom, single dad, joint families, step families).

Talk about what you would miss the most if you had to go live somewhere else.

2. Outdoors
Visit a farm with a barn, chickens, and other things in the story.

3. Geographical Research
Talk about transportation in the old days—wagon, horseback, etc.

Identify Maine on a map and talk about this different part of the country that Sarah has come from.

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