Beverly Cleary: Biography, Books & Facts


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Beverly Cleary grew up on a farm in a small town. What was one thing this small town did not have that Cleary wanted? What was done to bring this missing thing to the town?

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1. Growing up one experience helped Cleary grow compassionate towards what type of readers?

2. Beverly Cleary was reading at a lower level compared to other students. What did Clearly do to become a proficient reader and writer?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

From the Ramona series to the Ralph S. Mouse series, there's a good chance that as a child you read one of the many enduring books of Beverly Cleary. In this quiz, you'll be asked to recall facts about Cleary's early life and her writing style.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The goal of this quiz is to test your knowledge of various facets of Cleary's life, including:

  • The small town Cleary grew up in
  • The types of readers Cleary shows compassion towards
  • How Cleary became a better reader and writer
  • What Cleary applied to her writing to write universal stories

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - draw from the most relevant information from the lesson on Cleary
  • Critical thinking - use this information to consider how to apply Cleary's writing style to your own
  • Information recall - access the knowledge acquired about Beverly Cleary
  • Knowledge application - use this knowledge to answer questions about the life of Cleary

Additional Learning

Beverly Cleary is a fascinating figure. To learn more about her, the lesson Beverly Cleary: Biography, Books & Facts offers:

  • Cleary's childhood
  • Cleary's college years
  • The first book Cleary had published
  • Critic's responses to Cleary's writing
  • Examples of book series written by Cleary