This is a 100+ page Common Core aligned complete novel study for Darkness Before Dawn by Sharon M. Draper.
This book is the conclusion of the Hazelwood High trilogy, and picks up at the start of Keisha’s senior year, as she tries to move on after her boyfriend’s suicide. This novel study unit has everything that you will need to teach and assess the novel. The Table of Contents makes finding information quick and easy. The 20-page student packet is perfect for literature circles or independent work.
Book contains mature content.
ALL ANSWER KEYS ARE INCLUDED.
Included in this Novel Study:
Introductory and Informational Materials:
▸CCSS Checklists for grades 9-12
Vocabulary Building Materials:
▸Vocabulary Master List
▸“Mark My Words” Student Vocabulary Bookmark
▸Vocabulary Crossword Puzzles (answer keys included)
▸Word Wall Cards
▸Vocabulary and Definition Cards
▸Vocabulary Quiz (answer key included)
Student Packet (divided into 4 sections) featuring:
▸Focused Instruction on Figurative Language and Synonyms/Antonyms
▸Open Response Questions
▸Journal or Discussion Questions
▸Darkness Before Dawn Q & A File Folder Dice Game -Students must answer comprehension questions about the book.
▸Dive Into the Book Game - Students must do close reading to find quotes and race against each other and the clock to win!
▸Section Quizzes (M/C)
▸Vocabulary Quiz (matching)
▸Final Exam (M/C plus write a summary)
Common Core Standards utilized with this unit:
R.L. 9.1, 10.1, 11.1, 12.1
R.L. 9.2, 10.2, 11.2, 12.2
R.L. 9.4, 10.4, 11.4, 12.4
L 9.4, 9.4a, 9.4c, 9.4d, 10.4, 10.4a, 10.4d, 11.4, 11.4a, 11.4d, 12.4, 12.4a, 12.4d
L 9.5, 10.5, 11.5, 12.5
Skills addressed in this book study guide include:
▸using context clues
▸figurative language (recognizing and explaining)
▸distinguishing literal or nonliteral meanings
▸drawing conclusions using supporting details
▸synonyms and antonyms
Features these teen issues:
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