This memoir by Gary Paulsen will be a hit even with reluctant readers.
How Angel Peterson Got His Name is a quick, fun read. Paulsen shares some of his friends' daredevil escapades growing up in the 1950s.
This book unit by My Reading Resources includes:
Anticipation Guide - have students check yes if they would be willing to try each of the stunts in the book.
Student Packet - 15 pages of vocabulary matching and short answer questions Students can work on these packets independently while you meet with other guided reading groups or do them as homework.
Extra open-ended questions that can be used for discussion or writing prompts
List of optional projects for students to work on after reading - They can do these independently or in pairs or small groups to differentiate for different abilities.
Vocabulary crossword puzzles for each section (65 words in all!)
Multiple Choice Comprehension quiz for each chapter
Vocabulary word cards/definitions for matching
50 question multiple choice final exam over the whole novel
Vocabulary Master List with definitions (can be provided for students who need modifications)
Choral Reading suggestion - a copy of the first 7 pages of the book are provided so each student can have his own copy
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