Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe Novel Study

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9th - 12th
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36 pages
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This Printz honor, coming-of-age novel explores a boy grappling with his sexual identity in late 1980's Texas. Students will love the characters and relate to the angst of teenage life.

Included in this download:

♦ Character graphic organizer

♦ Vocabulary study

♦ Literary references

♦ Epigraphs

♦ Found poem activity

♦ Writing and discussion questions

♦ Reading questions and answer key


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Total Pages
36 pages
Answer Key
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.
Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.
Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.
Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.


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