This packet contains a vocabulary and written comprehension packet with answer key, group discussion questions with possible answers, and three extension activities that can be used during and after the story. These activities were inspired by the book Leon’s Story written by Leon Walter Tillage.
The vocabulary and written comprehension packet is divided up into each individual chapter. For the vocabulary section, students will first use context clues in the story to determine the meaning of the word. The page number that the word appears on is listed after each word. Students will then look up the meaning of each word. Students will write in complete sentences to answer each of the comprehension questions. Some of the questions that are in the packet will ask the students to infer, imply, talk about the plot of the story, and discuss the theme of the story.
The group discussion questions are different questions than the questions included in the written comprehension packet. Page numbers are listed after each question as stopping points to have students stop and discuss the questions.
There are also three extension activities that can be completed during the story.
1. Imagine that you were Leon’s first teacher. Draw a map of your school. Describe your school and what you would have taught your students. This activity can be used along with chapter 5.
2. You are going to march with Leon on the streets of Raleigh, North Carolina. Create a poster that you will carry on your march. Write a paragraph describing your sign and why you created the sign. This activity can be used along with chapter 10.
3. Leon has told his story, this story, to the seventh grade students at the school he works at for many years. How does his story make you feel? What questions and comments do you have for Leon? This activity can be used at the end of the book.