COUNTING BY 7S by Holly Goldberg Sloan is an award-winning novel (Amazon.com Best Books of the Year 2013: Ages 9-12; SLJs Best Books of 2013, Fiction; Bulletin Blue Ribbon 2013, Fiction; YALSA 2014 Best Fiction for Young Adults; Horn Book Fanfare, Best Books of 2013, Fiction; ALA 2014 Notable Children’s Books, Older Readers: 2014 E. B White Read-Aloud Honor, Middle Reader).
Willow Chance is a middle school girl and highly gifted. She loses her adoptive parents in a fatal car wreck. Her life becomes interwoven with the most unlikely of characters: a Vietnamese mother and her two teenage children; an incompetent counselor, an Hispanic taxi driver. Her story will make students laugh, cry, and think.
My novel study is designed to lead students to think deeply about text. Writing is embedded throughout the study.
The study includes:
1. Analyzing figurative language.
2. Vocabulary connections.
3. Vocabulary definitions.
4. Analyzing the significance of text.
5. Irony analysis.
6. Writing--Willow's Wisdom
7. What is the analogy?
8. Examining theme.
9. The number 7.
10. Chapter Quizzes
11. Answer Keys
Counting by 7s Novel Study
by Dianne Watson
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