Any Small Goodness by Tony Johnston tells the story of Turo, an eleven-year-old growing up in the barrio of Los Angeles. With humor and wit, Turo tells the story of life in the barrio, from his grandmother’s cooking to dealing with gang violence. This text will engage early middle-schoolers in either read aloud or literature discussions about everything from identity to morality.
This literature guide includes:
• 15 reader response sheets that incorporate vocabulary, reading comprehension, and extended response,
• 10 final assessment ideas that include summary, analysis, narrative writing, and literature comparison.
• Questions that are aligned with the common core standards for grades 5 and 6.