Comprehension questions for the novel "A Long Walk to Water" by Linda Sue Park!
The novel "A Long Walk to Water," which is based partly on actual people and almost entirely on actual events, is a gripping story of a Lost Boy of Sudan. Through heart-wrenching twists and turns, the readers of this story learn about two crises occurring in Sudan even until today: the genocide and the water crisis.
These comprehension questions are a perfect resource to use while reading "A Long Walk to Water." These questions ask students to check their understanding of the novel, make inferences using schema and context clues, and a few questions ask the children to imagine what the main characters are living through
. Each chapter has 5-8 comprehension questions for students to answer as they read the novel. This resource can be made into a student packet for the novel, or given to the students with each reading assignment. All chapters include an answer key for the teacher!
- 18 student question pages
- 18 teacher answer pages
Are you reading "A Long Walk to Water" in your classroom?
Look at these other great resources!
Check out this anticipation guide before you start to read the story!
"A Long Walk to Water" Anticipation Guide
Check out this hands-on, highly-engaging, performance-based assessment that brings the community into the story!
CRISIS IN SUDAN: A Performance-Based Assessment
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