This is a close reading guide to the book Gone Crazy in Alabama by Rita Williams-Garcia. It is the final book featuring Delphine, Vonetta, and Fern of One Crazy Summer and P.S. Be Eleven fame! If it is possible for each book in this trilogy to get better, they do. In Gone Crazy in Alabama, the girls go to Alabama to visit with Big Ma and HER mother, Ma Charles. The amount of family history they learn is much more than they bargained for! This is a MUST READ for any fourth through eighth grade classroom.
As close reading is such an important part of the Common Core, students need to be taught to be analytic as they read texts. This unit includes close reading sections, chapter-by-chapter vocabulary, a chapter-by-chapter summary, and discussion questions (for each chapter). I have used this unit with gifted grade four all the way through grade 8. I have used this unit in special education as well as regular education classrooms, and it has been successful across the board. It includes everything you need! There are chapter summaries, vocabulary activities, class discussion questions, and close reading selections for each chapter. I have used the questions for homework, classwork, or just as a springboard for class discussions and literature circles. Please feel free to ask questions before your purchase. AND...don't forget to leave feedback. It's like free TPT money!