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This is a complete unit for the book, "Bootleg: Murder, Moonshine, and the Lawless Years of Prohibition" by Karen Blumenthal. This is a FANTASTIC choice for non-fiction comprehension. Not only is it a quick read, iIt is high interest for those reluctant readers. It is also filled with historical events for cross-curricular projects.
**BOOTLEG is listed on great common core nonfiction .com (greatcommoncorenonfiction.com)
My BOOTLEG unit includes the following:
**Study Guide for EACH section (prologue, each chapter and epilogue)- One-page worksheets include several vocabulary words to define and questions from the section
**Answer Key for EVERY study guide
**A simple overview with Essential Question and two Common Core Standards (MANY more apply).
**Lesson Plan- A simple lesson plan for each day (each chapter).
**Compare and Contrast Graphic Organizers- Venn Diagrams for major figures (such as Al Capone with his brother). This set includes a blank one to fill in.
**A two-page study guide with questions only (no vocabulary) - in case you prefer to assign the questions to absent/ Homebound students. These are the same questions in the Study Guide section- and use the same Answer Key.
**An Alpha-Box Graphic Organizer- can be used individually – or is a great tool for whole class review. Included is one with answers in case students need prompting
**Unit test Answer Key
There are plenty of opportunities to work with partners using this product. This unit is ready to teach!
This intriguing book (reviews below) works well with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for grades 6-12 in English Language Arts, including reading literature and reading informational, writing, speaking and listening, and language. It is written for grades 6-12. Perfect for Lit Circles!
"Bootleg: Murder, Moonshine, and the Lawless Years of Prohibition" by Karen Blumenthal has the following reviews on Amazon:
YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Award
Booklist Editor's Choice Award
Kirkus Reviews Best Books for Teens
School Library Journal Best Books of the Year
* "A fast-paced, gripping narrative . . . An informative, insightful account of a fascinating period of American history." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review
* "Gangsters, guns, and political battles--this book has them all--and presents them in compelling prose . . . a lively read." —School Library Journal, starred review
* "Lively anecdotes and personal stories keep the reading brisk and often quite jovial." —Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, starred review
* ". . . a highly readable, well-shaped look at the Eighteenth Amendment . . . a top-notch resource." —Booklist, starred review
I hope this unit is a time-saver for you!
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