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Character Study for the Novel Refugee by Alan Gratz

The Book Somm
Grade Levels
5th - 8th
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The Book Somm
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The six-word memoir is a form of microblogging and is a great way to get students to summarize what is happening in the story while thinking carefully about the character's perspective. This product contains pre-filled pages for students with key terms and literary devices identified, including page numbers for the students to go back into the text and reread for clarification. Detailed instructions on how to teach this writing style to your class, as well as a guided introductory lesson, are also included.

Also included: student pages for illustrated six-word memoirs, a grading rubric, and a gallery walk reflection page, vocabulary word analysis, and 4 final character analysis pages. These lessons are designed to get students talking and sharing their thinking about the characters in the text. Because this format is about quick summary writing it could also be used as a daily warm-up activity to review and reflect on the chapters read the previous day.
Total Pages
38 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 months
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.
Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.
Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
Use precise words and phrases, relevant descriptive details, and sensory language to convey experiences and events.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone.


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