We use this book as a part of our Civil War unit. It is also perfect for teaching character perspective. My students really like this book a lot and learn a lot by reading and analyzing it.
This unit includes a character notebook for notes on the characters. The character notebooks also have a place for a short summary of each section. The second part of this unit is the response journal. This journal contains vocabulary and response questions for each section of the book and a map to track where characters are located. It also contains end of the book response questions and a writing prompt. These can all be put into a booklet form, or handed out after each section. The last part of the unit is the Character Trait Maps.
I have also included a book themed STEM challenge with complete directions for the teacher and a planning/recording sheet for the students.
Finally, I have included a page to record examples of the 7 Habits. My school is a Leader in Me school, so we are always focused on the Habits.
If you have any questions, please let me know!
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Be sure to check out my other items, including the rest of our Civil War unit - another book study of the book Dear Austin and 3 informational passages/questions about slavery, Harriet Tubman, and Henry "Box" Brown.
Dear Austin novel unit