This document provides higher level, thought-provoking comprehension questions for the following historical fiction books, which all contain strong female protagonists:
Riding Freedom by Pam Munoz Ryan
The Secret School by Avi
The Hope Chest by Karen Schwabach
These questions can be used in both a guided reading setting or as a supplement to literature circles to get students thinking about what they are reading. A complete list of challenging vocabulary words are included in a "word/what I think it means" format to encourage students to use their context clues.
If you are interested in purchasing comprehension packets for each individual book, please refer to the links below:
The Secret School
The Hope Chest