The novel, A Taste of Blackberries, is a touching story that explores the experience of death through the eyes of an adolescent boy. This literature unit has everything, from reading responses, discussion group questions, vocabulary, writing activities, an end of the book assessment, plus SO much more!
This "Taste of Blackberries" unit includes.
•Reading Response Cover page- to create student booklets
•Setting (2 options)
•Character Analysis - 3 (Narrator, Jamie, Mrs. Houser)
•Character Development - the stages of grief for the main character
•Character Development - how the Narrator changes throughout the novel
•Compare/Contrast Characters - (Narrator/Jamie)
•Point of View
•Cause and Effect (2)
~Reader's Response Rubric
~Student Activity Log and Self-Assessment Rubric
•A Taste of Blackberries Word Wall- 25 vocabulary words by chapter, along with a visual and/or a short definition
•Vocabulary graphic organizer
•Vocabulary flap book
•Journal writing- a great way for students to show what they are thinking while they're reading
•The Next Chapter - students write what might happen next if the novel continued
•Design a book jacket
~Discussion Group Questions: 20 critical thinking questions, chapter by chapter
~Cast of Characters
~Reading Comprehension Assessment- end of the book assessment (basic comprehension)
~Extension Activities: Fact and Opinion, Synonyms and Antonyms, Figurative Language, Parts of Speech
~A Taste of Blackberries Bookmarks
Everything you’ll need to teach this touching novel is all right here, and then some!
Answer Keys included for the following: Reading Comprehension Assessment, all Extension Activities, Theme reading response, both Character Development reading responses and Conflict reading response.
In need of just a Vocabulary Word Wall? Look HERE!
Or just Discussion Group Questions? Look HERE!
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