Flora and Ulysses The Illuminated Adventures by Kate DiCamillo won the 2014 Newberry Award. After reading this delightful story, I am confident I know why. It is funny, endearing, and fanciful while tackling the tough issues of divorce and the age-old worry of being "normal". The vocabulary is rich and challenging. The characters are unforgettable. I primarily teach seventh and eighth graders, and I am SURE they will love this book. Even though Flora is ten years old, she grapples with many of the same issues as my students.
This novel study requires students to think critically about text. It requires students to go back to the text to think about and defend their answers.
A variety of writing activities is embedded throughout the study.
An extensive vocabulary section is provided including vocabulary quizzes.
Quizzes are provided after approximately every ten chapters.
I have included literary analysis components for
3. figurative language
Project connections and research connections are suggested.
Keys are provided.