This resource is comprised of three parts. You may choose to give it to students as an entire packet, select the activities appropriate for your students, or use it to base other activities from.
1) The Pre-reading Survey: (Called the “Opinion-aire”)
This is a fun way to orient and introduce students to some of themes and topics in the novel. Have students complete it individually, or by interviewing a friend. Some vocabulary and concepts may need to be explained. Revisit it as a post-reading activity to see if students’ opinions have changed.
2) Chapter-by-chapter Comprehension Questions:
These literal, inferential, reflective, and analytical comprehension questions are perfect for homework or classwork. They have been designed to alert and orient students to pertinent plot information, themes, and concepts in the story; therefore, allowing them to engage more deeply with the novel. They can form the basis of class discussions or reading journals. The number of questions ranges from 2 to 12 per chapter, depending on the breadth and depth of the content of the chapter. (Chapter length in this novel does vary).
* A thorough answer key is provided *
3) The Story Tracking Worksheet ~ Characters:
A story tracking worksheet is provided for the characters in the novel. It will help students keep track of important concepts, relationships, and information in the story. Have them write brief notes about the characters in the story as they come across them.
*Sample answers are provided*
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