A Long Walk to Water Novel Unit Plan for Struggling Readers

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This resource is a unit literature plan and guided reading comprehension packet for the novel, A Long Walk to Water. This is perfect for lower level or struggling readers. It includes pre-reading activities, a guided reading comprehension packet, review game, after reading activities, assessments complete with graphic organizers, rubrics and answer keys.

Included in this plan are
• background informative text on the Sudan
• a guided reading packet for chapters 1-18; includes comprehension questions, making predictions and drawing conclusions
• Paired text activity using My Great-Grandmother's Gourd
• review flip book activity - in both hard copy and digital Google Drive format
• several review games and worksheets, including Trashketball
• assessments include multiple choice, short answer, and extended response questions. Graphic organizers and rubrics are included.
• several ideas for after reading activities and projects
• answer key

My eighth-grade special education students read this book independently but because their levels are so varied, this packet was used with my lower level readers. Students were on a third-fourth grade reading level. It follows the same questioning as my other packet (link is below), 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. You can, as I have, use this in tandem with my other packet.

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I just received a class set of A Long Walk to Water from Donorschoose and this is going to be a great addition to studying that novel as a class.

Very helpful for my special education students!

My students were very engaged with reading and answering questions for the novel. Thank you!!

Just read this book and it's wonderful! Will be using it with a literature group and think these activities are perfect! Thanks!
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A Long Walk to Water Novel Unit Plan for Struggling Readers
A Long Walk to Water Novel Unit Plan for Struggling Readers
A Long Walk to Water Novel Unit Plan for Struggling Readers
A Long Walk to Water Novel Unit Plan for Struggling Readers
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