"When truth's a feeling, can it be both? Both true and untrue?" (Ghost Boys, p.132)
Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes tells the painfully-relevant story of police brutality, injustice, and what it means to bear witness to the truth. This incredible novel brings together current and historical events with a compelling narrative and authentic characters. This novel is a game changer - a springboard for students to examine race and injustice.
This resource provides over 90 pages of content geared specifically to the text. It allows teachers to evaluate student comprehension and progress over the course of the novel. The questions are not general (who is the main character) but focus on precise events, characters, conflicts, plots, thematic issues.
With Story Trekker's Reading Road Maps, a student can reap the benefits of having an “expert reader” demonstrate good comprehension methods and questioning strategies. Reading road maps are designed to help students read independently by having each reader interact with the text while reading. The road maps utilize specific skills for high-level reading, such as inferring, predicting, summarizing, and visualizing. At times, the road map “models” good comprehension strategies by commenting on elements in the book using proven methods for comprehension. Additionally, students are able to self-select a book and read at their own pace while being held accountable for their comprehension.
This unique resource offers materials to help kids read independently and comprehend text using a variety of skills. It includes a detailed answer key, specific text-related questions, vocabulary words with definitions and page numbers, a culminating multiple-choice and short answer quiz (with answers), vocabulary extension activities, writing prompts, and enrichment activities to reach all levels and learners. AND if that weren't enough, it's pretty to look at too!
Perfect for grades 6-9, ELL students, or struggling readers. Can be used with individual students, whole-class instruction, or in conjunction with literature circles.