Among the Hidden Novel Study Unit for Grades 4-8 CCSS Aligned

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4th - 8th, Homeschool, Staff
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53 pages
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Among the Hidden...If you are looking for a high-interest science fiction novel to get your students engaged, Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix is the perfect pick.

Luke Garner is a third child in a society where any child more than two is illegal. His parents have worked hard as farmers hiding his existence for the last twelve years, but things are changing and he is becoming more curious about what is beyond his farm. Luke ventures out to meet another third child and life takes on a whole new meaning for Luke. Once he sees what he has been missing, your students will be totally enthralled trying to determine what he will do when he is presented with the chance to escape and be free.

This 53-page Among the Hidden Novel Unit is the perfect resource to accompany this fast-paced novel. Included in this unit:
• chapter by chapter lesson plans
• 17-pages of reader response questions for before, during, and after reading
• main idea chapter work
• character analysis
• context clue word work
• end of novel project
• story map
• figurative language work
• post-reading journal writing

Your students will be asking for more science fiction once they tackle this hard-to-put-down text.



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Total Pages
53 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 month
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text.
Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., a character’s thoughts, words, or actions).
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including those that allude to significant characters found in mythology (e.g., Herculean).
Explain major differences between poems, drama, and prose, and refer to the structural elements of poems (e.g., verse, rhythm, meter) and drama (e.g., casts of characters, settings, descriptions, dialogue, stage directions) when writing or speaking about a text.


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