Boxcar Children #1 / Gertrude Warner

Boxcar Children #1 / Gertrude Warner

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Item #: 007916
ISBN: 9780807508527
Grades: 1-5

Product Description:

The first book in this popular series. Find out how the Alden children survive and live on their own, making an abandoned boxcar their home.

Publisher Description:

The Aldens begin their adventure by making a home in a boxcar. Their goal is to stay together, and in the process they find a grandfather.

Category Description for Novel Units Literature Guides:

If you're looking for a study guide for a specific book, Novel Units probably has it covered! They produce hundreds of literature guides - only a sampling of them are listed here.

Teacher Guides are 30-40 pages - not voluminous, but enough for good coverage of the book. Format of the guides vary somewhat by grade level, but have some common elements. They begin with a synopsis of the book and its author and some pre-reading activities that serve both to provide background for the novel study and initiate student involvement and thinking about the story. Chapter by chapter (in some guides, multiple chapters) lesson plans contain vocabulary words, discussion questions (with answers), and suggested activities. Some guides also include writing ideas. Literature concepts/skills appear here and there. Some guides contain reproducible graphic organizers to aid student analysis. All include some culminating questions and activities. Again, these vary in scope and type by guide. There are no objective or essay tests, but each guide ends with a student assessment page that provides a list of projects or exercises to be completed to help evaluate student understanding.

Student Packets although not available for every book vary somewhat by grade level and book. Student packets may include: activity pages, study guide, graphic organizers, writing and/or listening and speaking prompts, critical thinking challenges, quizzes and unit test. Answers are included in the back, along with an essay evaluation form (i.e. rubric). Student packets are not reproducible.

Really, each of these components can function as a stand-alone product and can be used without the other, but for a more comprehensive study, they are best used in concert. There is very little overlap between the two, even in the chapter-by-chapter questions - but completing the questions in the Student Packet will help prepare your child for the more in-depth questions found in the Teacher Guide. If your child is working independently on a novel, the Student Packet can be used alone (if available). If you want to do little written work and put more emphasis on discussion, the Teacher Guide can be used by itself.

Please note that some guides have been written to correlate with a specific edition of a book. Some of these editions are now out of print, and we do not carry all versions mentioned. Where multiple editions are available, such as Adventures of Tom Sawyer, the page numbers given in the guide may not correlate exactly.

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Please note that a brief synopsis of many of the books included here are provided in our Library Builders section. Study guides for the same book are often available from several publishers, so we found it more efficient to give a description of the book only once.

Primary Subject
Grade Start
Grade End
Mass Market
Reprint, Illustrated
Series Title
The Boxcar Children Ser.
7 to 12
Elementary/High School
L. Kate Deal (Illustrator)
Gertrude Warner
Softcover Book
Brand Name
Albert Whitman & Company
0.25 (lbs.)
7.5" x 5.5" x 0.25"
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Part of our Language Arts curriculum
Larae G on Apr 2, 2021
part of our homeschool co-op curriculum
Barbara S on May 20, 2020
Part of our Language Arts curriculum
Larae G on Apr 2, 2021
it's part of the Five in a Row curriculum
Alberto M on Feb 10, 2021
part of our homeschool co-op curriculum
Barbara S on May 20, 2020
We are doing Beyond Five and A Row and this book is featured.
Michele D on Feb 13, 2020
Purchasing for Language Arts Through Literature Orange book (4th grade) Boxcar children series are a very wholesome mystery novels for young children. All my kids enjoy them.
Geraldine T on Feb 8, 2020
Reading time at night with kiddos!
Joellynn D on Oct 22, 2019
class project
Maegan C on Sep 10, 2019
I loved the Boxcar Children and hope my kids will too
Shannon on Jan 27, 2019
My kids like the Boxcar Children.
Brenda M on Jan 26, 2018
Heard great things about these books
Andi N on Nov 27, 2017
This is a great book, it is a gift.
Trina B on Apr 11, 2017
Same as above, part of mu son's study for homeschool.
Krista B on Jul 29, 2016
Part of our homeschool curriculum
Jamey B on Jun 22, 2016
Story time book.
Vikki A on Mar 24, 2016
This is a great read aloud. It is included in many reading programs.
Roberta R on Oct 9, 2015
it's part of the Five in a Row curriculum
Alberto M on Feb 10, 2021
We are doing Beyond Five and A Row and this book is featured.
Michele D on Feb 13, 2020
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My children loved this book We just finished it The story is wonderful and my children were impressed with how resourceful the children in the story were It also gives you a chance to talk with your kids about how appreciating the things they have is important
July 8, 2008
Rated 5 out of 5
The Boxcar Children have been a favorite in our home for years I read these to my children at bedtime and then they read them on their own just for pleasure Even Dad enjoyed being there for these stories This is the first book in the series and it sets the stage for years of wonderful reading! The children are orphaned and decide to stick it out together no matter what They have a true love and devotion for each other and are respectful and kind This book is perfect for ages 8-12 to read on their own and as a read aloud to younger siblings
September 16, 2005

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