About Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan:
"Did Mama sing every day?" Caleb asks his sister
"Every-single-day," she answers. "Papa sang,
Their mother died after Caleb was born. Their house on the
prairie is quiet now, and Papa doesn't sing anymore. Then Papa puts an ad in the paper,
asking for a wife, and he receives a letter from one Sara Elisabeth Wheaton, of Maine.
Papa, Ana, and Caleb write back. Caleb asks if she sings.
Sarah desides to come for a month. She writes Papa: I will
come by train. I will wear a yellow bonnet. I am plain and tall, and Tell them I sing.
Anna and Caleb wait and wonder. Will Sarah be nice? Will she like them? Will she stay?
Reading level: Ages 9-12
A Guide to Using Sarah, Plain and Tall in the Classroom
This resource is directly related to its literature equivalent and filled with a
variety of cross-curricular lessons to do before, during, and after reading the book. This
reproducible book presents an exciting approach to teaching well-known literature! It
includes sample plans, author information, vocabulary building ideas, cross-curriculum
activities, sectional activities and quizzes, unit tests, and many ideas for culminating
and extending the novel. 48 pages.
Sarah, Plain and Tall Study Guide by Rebecca Gilleland
Looking for more than activity sheets or a who-did-what series of questions? Want to dig into the essence of the novel? This study guide provides easy-to-use, reproducible lessons on literary terms, comprehension and analysis, critical thinking, related scriptural principles, vocabulary, and activities, plus a complete answer key.
Examines issues from a Christian perspective. Excellent for private schools and home study.
Also an excellent reference for public school teachers, but biblical references may have to be removed.
Study guides do not contain the text of the story or book.
Sarah, Plain and Tall Study Guide CD-ROM by Rebeccas Gilliland
Same as above, except in digital format on CD-ROM.
Sarah Plain and Tall Novel Guide by Shan C. Gillard
Paperback. A guide to Patricia MacLachlan's novel with author biography, chapter summaries, suggested activities, vocabulary, comprehension questions, Scripture tie-in questions, vocabulary tests, a book test and vocabulary crossword puzzles.
Sequels to Sarah, Plain and Tall:
First sequel to Sarah, Plain and Tall Set two years after the events in Sarah, Plain and Tall,
in Skylark, when a drought tests the commitment of Sarah from Maine to her new home
on the prairie, her stepchildren hope they will be able to remain a family.
Second sequel to Sarah, Plain and Tall Caleb's Story continues the saga begun by the Newbery
Medal-winning Sarah, Plain And Tall and its sequel, Skylark, spinning a tale
of love, forgiveness, and the ties that bind a family together.
Sarah, Plain and Tall on DVD and VHS (starring Glenn Close):
Hall of Fame made three great films based on these beloved classic, starring