Heart of a Samurai Historical Fiction Literary Guide

Heart of a Samurai Historical Fiction Literary Guide
Heart of a Samurai Historical Fiction Literary Guide
Heart of a Samurai Historical Fiction Literary Guide
Heart of a Samurai Historical Fiction Literary Guide
Heart of a Samurai Historical Fiction Literary Guide
Heart of a Samurai Historical Fiction Literary Guide
Heart of a Samurai Historical Fiction Literary Guide
Heart of a Samurai Historical Fiction Literary Guide
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Common Core Standards
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38 MB|90 pages
Product Description
Note: Some of my products have some “out there” ideas. Make sure to look at the preview before purchasing. Everyone's classroom is unique and while these lessons work within my classroom, that may not be the case in another’s room.

One of my favorite things to do in English class is to bring the reading of Historical Fiction to life! I've done it with . . .

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Now, in honor of a visiting Author in April, Margi Preus, Wake Up Sunshine is bringing her epic Historical Fiction novel, The Heart of a Samurai to life. This engaging, thought-provoking, and affordable literary guide is filled to the brim with creative ideas to motivate and encourage your students or child and improve their reading comprehension ability. The guide also includes thought-provoking quizzes and creative interactive notebook activities courtesy of my wife from Beach House!

I've even just added a musical score I've written, along with lyrics for the students to sing along to; along with discussion questions for the lyrics. While I'm by no means a professional musician, I'm proud of my little song ♥

In summary, Manjiro, a fourteen-year-old, along with four friends become stranded on a remote island after encountering a powerful storm at sea, in 1841. Since their countries borders are closed, they know attempting to return to Japan is futile. Unfortunately, it’s all they know. What lies beyond the island is nothing but danger: devils, horrific monsters, and violent men . . . or so they’ve been told.

In time, an American vessel approaches the island and takes the
boys aboard. What lies ahead is a culture shock as to what the world
entails outside of Japan’s borders.

Included in the literary guide:
3: Terms of Use
4: About/Summary
5 - 8: Core Standards Met
9: Before Reading Questions
10: Part One Activating Knowledge
11: Part One Vocabulary
12: Part One Journal Response
13: Part One Talk to the Text
14 - 16: Talk to the Text Playing Cards
17: Part One Comprehension and Literary Development
18: Part One World Language
19 - 20: Part One Interactive Notebook - Exposition
21: Part One Quiz
22: Part Two Activating Knowledge
23: Part Two Vocabulary
24: Part Two Journal Response
25: Part Two Talk to the Text
26 - 28: Talk to the Text Playing Cards
29: Part Two Comprehension and Literary Development
30: Part Two World Language
31 - 32: Part Two Interactive Notebook - Character
33: Part Two Quiz
34: Part Three Activating Knowledge
35: Part Three Vocabulary
36: Part Three Journal Response
37: Part Three Talk to the Text
38 - 40: Talk to the Text Playing Cards
41: Part Three Comprehension and Literary Development
42: Part Three World Language
43 - 44: Part Three Interactive Notebook - Setting
45: Part Three Quiz
46: Part Four Activating Knowledge
47: Part Four Vocabulary
48: Part Four Journal Response
49: Part Four Talk to the Text
50 - 52: Talk to the Text Playing Cards
53: Part Four Comprehension and Literary Development
54: Part Four World Language
55 - 56: Part Four Interactive Notebook - Plot
57: Part Four Quiz
58: Part Five Activating Knowledge
59: Part Five Vocabulary
60: Part Five Journal Response
61: Part Five Talk to the Text
62 - 64: Talk to the Text Playing Cards
65: Part Five Comprehension and Literary Development
66: Part Five World Language
67 - 68: Part Five Interactive Notebook - Conflict
69: Part Five Quiz
70: After Reading Questions
71 - 77: Differentiation with Writing Prompts
78 - 79: Explanation of Holistic Writing Rubric
80: Inspiration Through Song
81 - 85: Final Test
86 - 87: Heart of a Samurai Musical Score
88 - 89: Answer Key
90: References

Yes, it's an epic guide for an epic journey into the life of Manjiro. So, let your young readers experience the heart of a warrior in this adventurous and inspiring story!

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90 pages
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