Connect the Stars is an engaging novel by Marisa de los Santos and David Teague. It tells the story of middle school age students with "Gifts" that tend to make it difficult for them to fit in at school. Through a summer wilderness program this group of 4 children learn how to survive the desert environment while also learning about themselves. It is an excellent text for discussing figurative language, point of view, character development, theme, and characterization.
This product contains several activities for students to complete with the text. There are vocabulary words for students to investigate as well as a recording sheet. Comprehension activities include theme, plot structure, character growth logs, visualization, and cause and effect. It also includes comprehension questions for each chapter (both literal and inferential) and end of unit project and essay ideas.
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