This is a novel study unit featuring:
-a pacing guide for the teacher
-suggested concepts for pre-teaching
-a response question for each chapter
-graphic organizers to help students think more deeply about the setting, characters, and plot
-exemplars to guide teachers in the completion of graphic organizers
This unit uses a high-interest narrative to develop students' understanding of a variety of topics including setting, characterization, key ideas & details, mood, figurative language, and text-to-text connections. It is aligned to Common Core RL standards 1-5.