In my classroom this is a great novel to help teach Westward Expansion. It is an engaging book and lends itself to great classroom discussions!! (It always works well into my Social Studies curriculum too!!)
Use this complete novel study with your class while reading Dear Levi: Letters from the Overland Trail. This novel study contains...
-Novel Necessities (with answers)
-Anticipation Guide (with answers)
-Daily Activities (with answers) including but not limited to, cause and effect, visualization, summarization, connections, questioning, character analysis, vocabulary, sequence of events, critical thinking/ writing activities, etc
-3 Comprehension Packets (with answers) including vocabulary, short answer questions, connections, summaries, figurative language, etc.
-3 Connecting and Reflecting writing assignments (Students will have to use their critical thinking skills and you can learn what your students are thinking and any misconceptions they might have!)
-Reading Response Journal for use with the novel
-Mid-Novel Assessment - use after page #60 (with answers)
*includes multiple choice, true/false, fill in the blank, and short answer
-Final Assessment (with answers)
*includes multiple choice, vocabulary, sequence of events, cause and effect, fill in the blank, and short answer
-Westward Expansion Trail Maps
-As an extra bonus in this novel study I have included a packet of primary source pictures from the time of Westward Expansion as well as discussion questions to deepen your students understanding of this time period!
Or if you don't need the entire novel study check out these parts of the novel study...
Dear Levi Assessment PacketDear Levi Comprehension PacketDear Levi Literature Check-Ins PacketDear Levi Comprehension and Literature Check-Ins BundleDear Levi Writing PacketPrimary Sources Packet- Dear Levi