A Long Walk to Water Novel Unit Plan

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This product is for BOTH versions of my A Long Walk to Water unit plans, guided reading packets, and assessments. .

Included you will receive:

• background information
• reading schedule for students
• a guided reading packet (both levels)
• Paired text activity using My Great-Grandmother's Gourd
• several review materials, including my Trashketball Game
• assessments for both versions
• several ideas for after reading activities and projects
• answer key

Questioning is aligned to Common Core Standards. I used this as an independent reading novel for my special education eighth grade students but this book is appropriate for upper elementary to middle school students.

My 8th grade special education students read this book independently but because their levels are so varied, I need to have two different versions of resources to assess their comprehension. Packets are meant to be taught in tandem. Students do not realize that they have a different packet from their peers. It follows the same questioning, however I have reworded some of the questions within the packet and on the assessments so that they can have better success comprehending and answering questions. Assessments are also varied for reading level. Review games can be played together as there are questions for everyone to answer.

Here is a summary of A Long Walk to Water:

Salva and Nya have difficult paths to walk in life. Salva's journey, based on a true story, begins in 1985 with an explosion. The boy's small village in Sudan erupts into chaos while the 11-year-old is in school, and the teacher tells the children to run away. Salva leaves his family and all that is familiar and begins to walk. Sometimes he walks alone and sometimes there are others. They are walking toward a refugee camp in Ethiopia, toward perceived safety. However, the camp provides only temporary shelter from the violent political storm. In 1991-'92, thousands are killed as they try to cross a crocodile-infested river when they are forced out of the country; Salva survives and gets 1200 boys to safety in Kenya. Nya's life in 2008 revolves around water. She spends eight hours a day walking to and from a pond. In the dry season, her family must uproot themselves and relocate to the dry lake bed where they dig in the mud until water eventually trickles out. Nya's narrative frames Salva's journey from Sudan to Ethiopia to Rochester, NY, and, eventually, back to Sudan.
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Below is a link to my unit plan for A Long Walk to Water. This plan features higher level thinking questions and responses compared to this packet.

A Long Walk to Water Novel Unit Plan

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Teaching Duration
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A Long Walk to Water Novel Unit Plan
A Long Walk to Water Novel Unit Plan
A Long Walk to Water Novel Unit Plan
A Long Walk to Water Novel Unit Plan