This unit guide, written by teacher and author Erin Fry, contains several lessons that align with Common Core standards for grades 5-6. It includes direction for pre-reading activities, handouts, vocabulary, chapter response questions, Historical Figures project and End-of Novel project.
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"Spencer is instantly relatable, thanks to his sharp and amusing narration; that Gregor has autism spectrum disorder and Spencer is slowly losing his eyesight makes them stand out as the kind of heroes too seldom seen. The historical cameos add an extra dash of flavor to this engaging, suspenseful adventure." - Publishers Weekly
You don’t choose the book—the book chooses you. Sixth grader Spencer Lemon is rapidly losing his eyesight. So he has no idea why he was chosen to guard Pandora’s Book. When Ed, the old guy at a nursing home, hands over the book, there’s no time to explain the rules to Spencer. Spencer only knows that the book contains famous dead people—who can be brought back to life. Then Ed disappears, and a strange man shows up on Spencer’s doorstep—and he seems to know a lot about Pandora’s Book. Is he a bad guy? Or can he help Spencer unravel the secrets of the book? There are others interested in Pandora’s Book, others who might use its powers for evil. It’s up to Spencer; his friend Gregor; and Ed’s mysterious granddaughter, Mel, to protect the book—and save the world.