Used for guided reading, a read-aloud, independent reading, or a literature circle selection, The House on Hackman's Hill by Joan Lowery Nixon is guaranteed to have your students on the edge of their seats--and working on skills! Great for Halloween, a cross-curricular Egyptian study, or anytime you need an attention-grabber that kids will love. Is there an Egyptian mummy--and the ancient god Anubis protecting it--in the deserted house? Talk about spooky cliff-hangers! 37 page unit packed with close reading/active listening activities to pick and choose for your needs. See the Preview for a sample.
-- Half-page chapter quick checks/exit tickets for active listening OR if students are reading the book. Excellent variety of tasks;
--Two vocabulary worksheets: one featuring illustrations of old-fashioned terms used in the 1911 flashbacks and one requiring students to use context clues for the contemporary vocabulary words--context clues mini-lesson included;
--Ten short-answer activities for close reading, such as a letter to the author and a character study;
--Visually-appealing format for grades 4-7, black and white for easy photocopying. Fun, decorated lined sheets for use with the short answer activities;
--ANSWER KEYS for all activities, teacher notes, and Common Core Standards covered for sample grade levels.
Higher-level skills include literary terms (mood, theme, foreshadowing and more), main ideas/details, inference; sequence, fact/opinion, cause/effect, compare/contrast, context clues, characterization; and more.
This packet of four informational text readings/questions is the perfect companion to this novel! Readings on Mummies, Anubis, King Tut's Tomb and Tomb Curses (2 pages each plus questions)!
4 Info Text Readings/Questions on Ancient Egypt
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