Incorporating novels with your social studies units is easy with this all inclusive print and go packet. I've included everything you need to work your way through this novel with ease.
This novel unit is designed to go along with your Social Studies lessons on the Underground Railroad and Westward Expansion (early 1850’s). This unit does not give you lessons on the Underground Railroad, but rather reading lessons on the novel, Dear Austin, a book of letters from Levi to his brother Austin, who had moved out to Oregon in 1851. Levi is waiting to be able to travel out west to be with his brother on their family’s claim. This story tells about his adventures and the impact the Underground Railroad has on those closest to him. There are activities to support the reading, along with comprehension questions from each section.
There are 9 teaching days with lesson outlines, vocabulary words, and activities. At the end of the novel, review key items before assessing the novel with the unit test, which is at the end of this packet. It will cover the vocabulary as well as content of the novel.
• Teaching Guide
• KWL Chart
• All About Levi chart
• Cause / Effect Chart
• Letter Writing Activity
• Venn Diagram to compare two characters
• Pretend You’re a Reporter
• Character Sketch Writing Assignment
• My Chest of Words (vocabulary chart)
• Comprehension Questions
• Answer Keys
• End of Novel Assessment
Please check out my other novel units:
Dear Levi Novel Unit
Ben and Me Novel Unit
Daniel at the Siege of Boston Novel Unit
Lewis and Clark and Me Unit
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