Blood on the River Activities

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Susan Mescall
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5th - 7th, Homeschool
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I bought this to use during my class observation. The students were engaged and the lesson went well.


The historical fiction novel, Blood on the River, is about the founding of James Town as seen through the eyes of a young English orphan, Samuel Collier! This comprehensive unit of Blood on the River contains over 150 chapter comprehension questions with answers, vocabulary activities, and a final test with an answer key. The individual activities can be used in so many different ways! The discussion questions will help drive your class discussions. The questions could also be used as homework or bell ringers before class begins.

This complete unit will help your students get the most out of Blood on the River. This novel is also a great way to integrate Social Studies and Reading! From the activities listed below, you can tailor this novel study to meet the needs of your students!



*About the Author

*TOU & Credits

*People of the Novel

*Vocabulary words by chapter

*Antonyms & Synonyms worksheet/answer key

*Vocabulary in Context worksheet/answer key

*Vocabulary Choices worksheet/answer key

*I Have, Who Has review game/30 cards

*Venn diagram comparing Gentlemen and Commoners

*Fakebook activity with a sample example

*Conflict worksheet identifying character conflicts

*Primary Source explanation/worksheet/sort activity

*Primary Source graphic organizer/example

*Social Media worksheet

*Over 150 comprehension questions/with and without answers on the page

*Novel Test (20 questions)/answer key

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