This Crossing the Wire novel guide, aligned with Common Core standards, will allow students to closely examine the text as they analyze characters, settings, dialogue, figurative language, and important plot details.
In chapter sequence, 12 pages of the student packet are attractively designed in a reading guide style with specific prompts that allow students to explore characters and their actions, new settings, plot development, important quotations, figurative language, sound devices, imagery, author's tone, theme, pertinent Spanish terms, etc. in a variety of student-friendly formats, such as charts, bulleted lists, and bordered segments. Students usually enjoy some discussion around the topics on these response pages with a partner or in small groups.
Two pages of vocabulary study are also included, which highlight 20 words (with definitions and parts of speech given) from the novel. Sentences with blanks are included, where students fill in the correct vocabulary word after considering the definitions.
Because Hobbs uses short chapters with cliffhangers and students don't enjoy stopping constantly for written response, I have grouped a few chapters at a time.
If you are looking for something that allows students to carefully follow this exciting novel's significant events and engage in a variety of skills without resorting to a question-answer format, this attractive and engaging product is for you.
A full ANSWER KEY is included with this product.
Please download the PREVIEW pages to view a section of this product! I have included pages for Chapters 11-13 and Chapters 17-20.
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