This novel study contains comprehension questions for each chapter of the book "Hachiko Waits." This book is written at a 3.7 reading level (grade equivalent).
Hachi, an Akita pup, reveres his master and likes nothing more than accompanying Japanese professor Eizaburo Ueno to his morning train and then meeting him in the afternoon. One day the professor dies while at work, yet the faithful Hachi awaits his return at the station every day until his own death some 10 years later. Newman's fictionalized account of this true story adds a young boy, Yasuo, who befriends the dog and the professor and later cares for Hachi during his steadfast vigil at the Shibuya, Japan, train station. (Kay Weisman) taken from Amazon.com
A scoring rubric is included that can be used to help students reflect and improve on their written responses to reading. This can easily be changed to meet the needs of your students and the style of your teaching.
For chapter, students are asked to create higher level questions to bring to their book group discussions.
At the end of the comprehension questions, you will find related activities for this book. With hands-on activities, students are encouraged to be minds-on thinkers and problem-solvers. These projects are especially helpful in differentiating for diverse learners, and can be used with the whole class, small groups, and/or individual students.
Related Common Core Standards - for reading (literature) and writing - are included.