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BLOOD on the RIVER by Elisa Carbone - Novel Study

Grade Levels
5th - 9th, Homeschool
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Reading comprehension questions for every chapter are in this No Prep Novel Study unit for Blood on the River - addressing most Common Core standards - with ANSWER KEY. As students answer questions they are guided through creating good paragraphs by use of introductory and transitional phrases.

Also included WITH ANSWER KEYS are three tests: Ch 1 to 7; Ch 8 - 18; Ch 19 to 27 .

No all-novel test.

Also in the file you will find:

- Puzzles for names in the novel and vocabulary;

- a glossary;

- figurative language lesson with teacher white/smart/or prom. board notes (also usable with document camera), student worksheets and handouts;

- a detailed essay assignment with student handout;

- poetry connection worksheet;

- journal suggestions.

Common Core of State Standards - ELA

in this unit:

RL 1, 2, 3, 4, 6; (with RL check list)

W 2, 3, 5, 10.

L 2b

SL 1a,b,c,d

I include my word search for early finishers: Irregular Plurals

Here are Revolutionary War novel units I sell:


PHOEBE, THE SPY by Judith Griffin


WOODS RUNNER by Gary Paulsen

Civil War novel units I sell include:

SHADES OF GRAY by Carolyn Reeder

BULL RUN by Paul Fleischman

Total Pages
48 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Acknowledge new information expressed by others and, when warranted, modify their own views.
Pose questions that elicit elaboration and respond to others’ questions and comments with relevant observations and ideas that bring the discussion back on topic as needed.
Follow rules for collegial discussions, track progress toward specific goals and deadlines, and define individual roles as needed.
Come to discussions prepared, having read or researched material under study; explicitly draw on that preparation by referring to evidence on the topic, text, or issue to probe and reflect on ideas under discussion.
Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 7 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.


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