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This is a zipped file with two secure PDF files for In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson by Betty Bao Lord. The resource is a low prep novel study and includes a student PDF with all student activity pages that teachers can print as a novel unit packet for reading groups. The second PDF has all student pages with teacher notes, answer keys, student samples, and the link to a Google Drive file if you need to share student pages digitally.
Students practice multiple reading skills with a focus on similes and summarizing. After each chapter in The Year of the Boar, students identify similes and write a “gist” statement (1-2 sentence summary of each chapter).
In addition, the Year of the Boar unit includes a wide variety of activities from which to choose including non-fiction reading selections, creative writing activities, and a sports trading card mini research project.
Common Core Standards (4th)
Sample Pacing Chart
Gist Statements (summarizing)
Creative Writing-- Create a Chinese Name
Character Chart (3 Phases of Shirley)
Cause and Effect Chart
Non-Fiction Reading (compare details in the book to non-fiction reading selections to see if the book is historically accurate)
Compare/Contrast Shirley to Jackie Robinson
Mini Research Activity (create a sports trading card-- sample included, 2 versions)
3-Paragraph Expository Essay
2 Reading Comprehension Quizzes
Reading Comprehension Questions, 1-2 questions per chapter
Chinese Zodiac Chart
**Teacher notes, answer keys, and student samples included**
**Page count includes digital notebook pages.
I use the picture book, The Name Jar by Choi, as a pre-reading activity before starting In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson with my students. CLICK HERE to see The Name Jar product.
You might also be interested in my biography product for Who Was Jackie Robinson? by Gail Herman.
To view more of my literature units for upper elementary students CLICK HERE.
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