Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos Novel Study

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5th, 6th
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This winner of the 2012 Newbery Award is both humorous and heartwarming! Even your reluctant readers will love this story! It takes place during the summer of 1962, when narrator Jack Gantos turns 12 and spends most of
his days grounded and reading in his room, until an elderly
neighbor, Miss Volker, needs his help. Their friendship grows as they help each other in various ways, including solving the town’s murders! There are dozens and dozens of references to historical events that will pique students' interest and lead to many discussions to tie into your social studies curriculum.

This unit meets many CCSS for grades 5 & 6 and includes:
 student packet – 19 pages of short written response questions, vocabulary, writing prompt and discussion questions for each section (5 sections)
 multiple choice review quiz (easy to grade!) students will write a SUMMARY
 vocabulary quiz matching words/definitions
 worksheet to find figurative language in the novel
 worksheet to encourage students to research events of the 1960s
 word searches for vocabulary words – students are given the definitions, must
find the words themselves (To differentiate for lower-abilities, students may use
their vocabulary lists in the student packet)
 student project ideas for after reading

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Total Pages
43
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
3 Weeks

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Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos Novel Study
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Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos Novel Study
Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos Novel Study