Included is a 6 page, end-of book test for the 2016 Newbery Honor book, ECHO, by Pam Munoz Ryan. The test is designed for grades 5-8. The first half consists of multiple choice questions and a couple of short responses. The second half are questions requiring constructed responses of a paragraph or two. Total possible points is 50. An answer key is provided.
If you are looking for more materials to go with this book, you might be interested in taking a look at one of these other products that I created to go with the book:Vocabulary for Echo
or perhaps A Novel Study for Echo
ECHO in a nutshell:
Don’t be put off by the number of pages (590) because they are wide-margined and double-spaced and the stories are so engrossing they will easily and quickly be consumed by the reader! The novel begins like a Grimm’s fairy tale and continues with three separate stories of children whose lives are changed by a harmonica that possesses magical qualities. Friedrich lives in Germany and is dealing with the rise of Hitler, Michael is an orphan living with his brother in seemingly hopeless circumstances in a Pennsylvania home for destitute children, and Ivy struggles with poverty and discrimination on the U.S. West Coast during World War II. Each of these children’s lives are forever changed by music. At the end of the book we learn how their lives are intertwined.
The book is filled with emotion and history and suspense. Kids are sure to be engaged by the elements of fantasy and at the same time will gain valuable historical perspective. ECHO is an epic story that is truly memorable.
Appropriate for students in grades 5-8. Reading level approximately 6th grade.