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A Literature Guide for Year of Impossible Goodbyes, by Sook Nyul Choi

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This is a 31 page packet designed for teachers to use with students in grades 5-9 as they read Year of Impossible Goodbyes, by Sook Nyul Choi. It consists of a 23 page student booklet and an answer key. The student pages may be copied and given three staples on the left side to create booklets. The student booklet is divided into eight reading assignments with questions and tasks to go with each one. The questions and tasks in this booklet reinforce skills that good readers need. These include comprehension, vocabulary (including a Korean-English dictionary), visualizing, summarizing, connecting to the text, and identifying character traits. In addition, students are provided with opportunities to explain their thinking and to demonstrate their understanding. The booklet is designed for independent work so that students will be able to work on this in class while the teacher is meeting with another group; alternatively, it could be used for homework.


Year of Impossible Goodbyes in a nutshell:

This powerful autobiography is a great choice for bringing Korean history in 1945 to life as well as emphasizing the strength of the human spirit in the midst of horrible times. The story is told by ten-year-old Sookan and portrays what the author's family endured during Japanese military occupation and the eventual defeat of the Japanese in Korea. It also allows the reader to understand the euphoria and ultimate disillusionment brought by the new Communist regime. Readers learn about the division between North and South Korea and gain an understanding of the wartime traumas endured by many families as well as their underlying hope and resiliency in spite of it all.

Appropriate for students in grades 5-9. Reading level is approximately 6th grade.


historical, autobiography, WWII, literature circle guide, discussion guide, war, Korea, Asia, multicultural
Total Pages
31
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
2 Months

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On  May 19, 2013,  Elizabeth G. said:
This was a wonderful resource to use with the novel. I used it with my 4th graders in small groups.
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On  November 25, 2012From Chopsticks to Mason Jars (TpT Seller) said:
This was a great resource to use with the novel. Please note that some of the words in the Korean dictionary are actually Japanese. This was pointed out by my Korean students in China. However, this was wonderful and very well done! :)
On  November 26, 2012Jean Martin answered:
Thanks for the feedback and the language tips!
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On  July 12, 2012,  Buyer said:
This is a great unit of thoughtful questions for students to answer about the book. I found it very useful, practical and helpful in the classroom. Thanks so much for sharing!
On  July 12, 2012Jean Martin answered:
I'm so glad that this works well for you. Thanks for taking your time to let me know!
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On  January 21, 2012Miss Social (TpT Seller) said:
This looks great! Cannot wait to use it last quarter when we are finished with CRCT.
On  January 21, 2012Jean Martin answered:
I'm really glad that you find the packet to be what you want. I hope your class likes it as much as you do! Thanks for taking the time to let me know.
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