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Literature Unit Study Ideas for Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey (31 Days of Literature Unit Ideas)

Leah Courtney
This post is part of the 31 Days of Literature Unit Ideas. You can find all of the books in the series here. And if you'd like to use this book as a literature unit, you can find a free printable guide below.

Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey is a classic children's tale. The story is fun and full of surprises, and the illustrations in the book are well done and draw the reader in. Even young readers will enjoy reading about Sal and her mother, and there are some fun activities that can extend the learning after reading the book.

Literature unit study for Blueberries for Sal; science, math, language arts, hands-on activities
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About the book...

Little Sal heads off to pick blueberries with her mother. Her mother tells Sal they are going to can their berries to keep for winter. As they're picking, Sal wanders away picking and eating blueberries. When she hears a sound, she thinks it's her mother. But she and her mother are both surprised by a mother bear and her cub who are also preparing for their long winter.

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If you'd like to use Blueberries for Sal as a literature unit, you can download a FREE printable guide here.

Leah Courtney / Author & Editor

Leah Courtney is a homeschooling mom of four. She’s graduated two teens- one who’s a legal adult now! And she’s still homeschooling two middle schoolers. She loves all things book related, and in her- very rare- free time you can find her listening to audiobooks and coloring.


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