I made this because I wanted a cool Google activity to do with my kids on close reading....and my copies are severely limited. This way, my kids practice their close reading skills and use Google. Learning those 21st century skills!
This is a wonderful book written in free verse chronicling Ha's, a ten year old girl, journey from war-torn Vietnam to Alabama and her problems as a second language learner and with bullying.
I took all the close reading sheets out of the unit and put them into a Google Slides project. As I read aloud the text in class, I have them complete the close reading sheets on Google. When we are done with the novel, they will have completed ten close reading activities. There is a rubric and scoring sheet at the end. You do not need a book for every kid. When completing the sheets on Google, the text will be in front of them.
Included in zip file:
Teacher directions (5 pages)
Link to activity in Google Slides (27 pages)
Full close reading guide (82 pages)
Awards for Inside Out and back Again:
2012 Newbery Honor Book, 2011 National Book Award for Young People's Literature, New York Times Best Seller
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