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My Brother Sam Is Dead novel Am. Revolution Unit

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5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
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Of all the American Revolution novels I have taught in grades 5-10, My Brother Sam is Dead is easily my favorite because of its development of fascinating characters, crisp dialogue, presentation of themes involving the effects of war on a family in a community and the young narrator. It is a timeless, sensitive war novel whose issues could apply to any war. It lends itself wonderfully to reading the dialogue out loud as if it were a play and even so-so readers are motivated to try reading the dramatic parts out loud. (Well...some do like to read the cuss words out loud...very loud! Be warned!)
I have included about 25 activities sheets: comprehension questions plus answers, a character chart showing how characters change due to the effects of war plus answers, how to understand better and recall more clearly key scenes in a novel using key quotations plus answers, 2 essay tests and 1 makeup test
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3 Weeks

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On  December 15, 2013,  Buyer said:
I used many parts of this unit and found the questions to be thoughtful and thought provoking.
On  January 15, 2014Kenny Karem answered:
Glad the novel unit helped. If I can be of any further assistance, let me know
I love having the students read some of the snappy dialogue outloud
Kenny
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On  September 14, 2013,  Buyer said:
Thanks
On  January 15, 2014Kenny Karem answered:
Thanks. I love having the students read choice dialogue out loud...lots of fun.
I am working now on an activity film guide for teachers...on how to teach feature films
Kenny
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On  September 13, 2013,  Buyer said:
This was very helpful. Thank you so much!
On  January 15, 2014Kenny Karem answered:
Thanks. Hope it works well. I love having students read choice dialogue out loud...lots of fun...and dramatic. I am working on an activity film guidebook for teachers on how to teach feature films
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On  September 1, 2013,  Emily L. said:
Excellent resource!
On  September 2, 2013Kenny Karem answered:
Don't forget to have students read the dialogue out loud...as if they were actors. Pick exciting passages. Eventually they will learn to be "dramatic"
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On  August 22, 2013In the Middle (TpT Seller) said:
I teach this novel every year in my history class. I'm sure my students will thank you as well for some new ideas!
On  September 1, 2013Kenny Karem answered:
I strongly advise having the students reading some of the key dialogue scenes out loud. Tell them they are actors on stage and to be dramatic.
Have fun!
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On  August 16, 2013,  Brooke C. said:
Can't wait to use with our American Revolution unit this year!
On  September 1, 2013Kenny Karem answered:
Just remember to have the students read the dialogue of key sections out loud, telling them they are actors on a stage. Fun!
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On  July 11, 2013Proud to be a Teacher (TpT Seller) said:
Well done. I will be able to use parts this year. Thanks so much for sharing.
On  September 1, 2013Kenny Karem answered:
Try assigning character roles to students and reading key dialogue sessions out loud. Tell them they are actors on stage.
Have fun
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On  April 30, 2013,  Cheryl C. said:
A very complete package.
On  September 1, 2013Kenny Karem answered:
Try having students read key dialogue out loud. Tell them they are actors on stage. Have fun!
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On  February 6, 2013Jessica Haars (TpT Seller) said:
Great quick reference
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On  December 30, 2012,  Sheila R. said:
look forward to using this in the spring
On  December 31, 2012Kenny Karem answered:
Thanks Sheila. Have fun with the activities. If I can be of any help, let me know
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WoW!! So MUCH included! This will save me tons of time preparing!!! Much appreciated......
On  December 7, 2012Kenny Karem answered:
I am glad that it will be of use. I love using the book, especially doing dramatic readings with the students in the class. (They like reading the cuss words out loud)
Let me know if I can help in another way.
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On  November 13, 2012,  Shanda H. said:
This provides guidance for a very thorough analysis of the book.
On  December 7, 2012Kenny Karem answered:
I am glad that I could help out your novel unit. I love doing dramatic readings with the students. They like reading the cuss words out loud...lol
Let me know if I can help in some other way
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Kenny
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On  October 22, 2012,  Buyer said:
Thank You!
On  December 7, 2012Kenny Karem answered:
I am glad that I could help out your novel unit. I love doing dramatic readings with the students. They like reading the cuss words out loud...lol
Let me know if I can help in some other way
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Kenny
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I needed something in a hurry. This was a good resource to use.
On  December 7, 2012Kenny Karem answered:
I am glad that I could help out your novel unit. I love doing dramatic readings with the students. They like reading the cuss words out loud...lol
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Haven't used this yet but was very impressed with the whole unit and am going to explore using it in the future.
On  December 7, 2012Kenny Karem answered:
I am glad that I could help out your novel unit. I love doing dramatic readings with the students. They like reading the cuss words out loud...lol
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Kenny
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On  December 7, 2012Kenny Karem answered:
I am glad that I could help out your novel unit. I love doing dramatic readings with the students. They like reading the cuss words out loud...lol
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Kenny
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On  August 5, 2012,  Buyer said:
Great! Cant wait to use this novel guide. Thanks
On  December 7, 2012Kenny Karem answered:
I am glad that I could help out your novel unit. I love doing dramatic readings with the students. They like reading the cuss words out loud...lol
Let me know if I can help in some other way
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Kenny
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On  January 8, 2012Fran Gordon (TpT Seller) said:
Excellent! Provides multiple ways of evaluation of understanding.
On  December 7, 2012Kenny Karem answered:
I am glad that I could help out your novel unit. I love doing dramatic readings with the students. They like reading the cuss words out loud...lol
Let me know if I can help in some other way
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Kenny
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On  December 19, 2010,  Buyer said:
This is a great novel guide and I hope you do more!! I can't wait to use it and create some of my own usuing this format!! Thanks! lI hope you do more!
On  December 19, 2010Kenny Karem answered:
I hope it helps in many ways and spurs other creative ideas. Let me know if I can help in other ways
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