Kira-Kira Gr. 5-6

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5th, 6th
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A Literature Kit for the novel Kira-Kira written by Cynthia Kadohata.

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In this Literature Kit™, we divide the novel by chapters or sections and feature reading comprehension and vocabulary questions. In every chapter, we include Before You Read and After You Read questions. The Before You Read activities prepare students for reading by setting a purpose for reading. They stimulate background knowledge and experience, and guide students to make connections between what they know and what they will learn. The After You Read activities check students' comprehension and extend their learning. Students are asked to give thoughtful consideration of the text through creative and evaluative short-answer questions and journal prompts. Also included are writing tasks, graphic organizers, comprehension quiz, word search, and crossword to further develop students' critical thinking and writing skills, and analysis of the text.

About the Novel:

Kira-Kira (kee ra kee ra) is a Japanese word for glittering; shining. This unforgettable story is a coming-of-age tale of one family’s difficulties in adapting to a post-World War II society that is reluctant to welcome a Japanese family that is laboring in Georgia’s poultry plants. The story features Katie, her older sister Lynn and their younger brother, Sammy. When Lynn grows ill and eventually dies, it makes Katie realize that she must assume even more responsibility. Removed from the shadow of her high-achieving older sister, she even begins to improve in her schoolwork. This Newbery Medal winner story deals with family relationships and the illness and death of a close family member in a sensitive, realistic manner.

All of our content meets the Common Core State Standards and are written to Bloom's Taxonomy.

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Aligned to Common Core

RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.5.3, RL.5.4, RL.5.5, RL.5.6, RL.5.9, RL.5.10, RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.6.3, RL.6.4, RL.6.5, RL.6.6, RL.6.10, RF.5.3, RF.5.4, W.5.1, W.5.2, W.5.3, W.5.4, W.5.7, W.5.8, W.5.9, W.6.1, W.6.2, W.6.3, W.6.4, W.6.7, W.6.8, W.6.9

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55
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Teaching Duration
1 Year

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Kira-Kira Gr. 5-6
Kira-Kira Gr. 5-6
Kira-Kira Gr. 5-6
Kira-Kira Gr. 5-6