This is a close reading guide to the book A Handful of Stars by Cynthia Lord. It is a beautiful book in which 12-year-old Lily meets a special friend who teaches her the importance of trying new things and looking at life from all angles. I love this story, and my students, both boys and girls loved this story and enjoyed all of the discussion that were started with the questions in this packet.
As close reading is such an important part of the Common Core, students need to be taught to be analytic as they read texts. This unit includes close reading sections, chapter-by-chapter vocabulary, a chapter-by-chapter summary, and discussion questions (for each chapter), character studies, and connection pages. I have used this unit with gifted grade three as well as grade four, and grade five. It includes everything you need!
Don't forget to check out my other Cynthia Lord close reading novel studies:
Half a Chance
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