Kira-Kira is a young adult novel by Cynthia Kadohata. It won the Newbery Medal for children's literature in 2005. The book's plot is about a Japanese-American family living in Georgia. The main character and narrator of the story is a girl named Katie Takeshima, the middle child of the Japanese-American family. "Kira-Kira" means glittering or shining. This is a beautifully written book with lovely imagery.
This study guide is comprised of comprehension questions, writing activities, and vocabulary assessments. The skills that are addressed are finding the facts, drawing conclusions,making inferencing, sequencing, cause and effect,fact and opinion, writing from a different point of view, and paragraph writing. The questions are in the form of extended response, short answer response, true and false, and multiple choice. In this study guide, the students learn about unions. If you would like 110 writing prompts to use with this novel, please go to http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Story-Elements-Tic-Tac-Toe-110-Questions-For-Any-Novel