This is a teacher's guide for the novel Ashfall by Mike Mullin.
This Teaching Literature Guide Includes:
Utopia vs. Dystopia
Vocabulary list with page numbers
Vocabulary Crossword Puzzle
Literary Devices Assignment
Comprehension Check (making inferences and decision making)
Vocabulary in Context
Point of View Organizer
Mood vs. Tone
Writing and Editing News Stories
Fakebook (Facebook) activitity
Vocabulary Quizzes with keys
Much to his delight, Alex was left alone for the weekend while his family goes to visit relatives. While home alone, the supervolcano in Yellowstone erupts unexpectedly and Alex is suddenly facing the aftermath of a natural disaster of apocalyptic proportions. His teen angst quickly gives way to fear and a longing to see his family again. Alex decides he must try to find his family who is over 100 miles away. Along the way he meets Darla. On their epic journey they face not only the extreme challenges of nature but the frightening devolution of society as we know it.
If your students enjoy dystopian post-apocalyptic types of novels such as The Hunger Games, they are likely to enjoy Ashfall as well. Ashfall is the first in a trilogy. The second book in this trilogy is called Ashen Winter. Sunrise, the third and final installment, has been released as well.