Among the Hidden Novel Unit

Grade Levels
6th - 8th, Homeschool
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  1. These 4 standards-based guided reading novel studies are dystopian literature. The novel units for The Giver, The Last Cuentista, Among the Hidden, and The White Mountains would work well for book groups to compare features of the dystopian genre.All novel units include chapter vocabulary, reading c
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Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix is a standards based low prep novel unit that provides many options for reading and writing activities. It is a dystopian novel that tackles themes like independence, free choice, and having your own identity.

There are many reading activity pages from which to choose in this product.

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CCSS 7th grade

Sample Pacing Chart to Organize and Plan Daily Activities


Reading Comprehension Questions

Character Charts


Safety v Danger to Luke

Government Venn Diagram

Illustrate Luke's Point of View from the Attic Vent

Letter from the Government

Neighbor Descriptions

Sanctuary or a Prison Persuasive Writing

Design a Population Book Jacket

Recognizing Bias in Nonfiction Reading

Author's Writing Style

Story Timeline

Story Map


Dystopian Novel Comparison

**Teacher notes, sample, or answer keys provided for all handouts except the vocabulary lists**

Product is a zipped folder with 2 secured PDF files and is not editable. The first PDF contains teacher directions, student activity pages, and all answer keys and samples. The second PDF is the student pages only, so it is easier to print a student packet of materials.

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Literature Unit, Novel Study, Reading Groups, Book Study, Dystopian, science fiction

Total Pages
64 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 month
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary of the text.
Analyze how particular elements of a story or drama interact (e.g., how setting shapes the characters or plot).
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of rhymes and other repetitions of sounds (e.g., alliteration) on a specific verse or stanza of a poem or section of a story or drama.
Analyze how an author develops and contrasts the points of view of different characters or narrators in a text.


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