An instant New York Times bestseller, Liar & Spy is a story about spy games, friendship, bullying, and family. Seventh-grader Georges (the "s" is silent) is named after his parents' favorite artist, Georges Seurat. Georges's mom says life is like a Seurat painting; you have to step back to see the big picture. But right now, Georges is losing his perspective. Everything around him is like a bunch of dots: His dad lost his job. His family had to sell their home and move to an apartment. His best friend Jason deserted him and now hangs out with the “cool” kids. His mom's working double shifts at the hospital and she's never home. And he's being picked on at school. The author manages to tie all this together and all Georges's problems come to a satisfying conclusion.
Lexile level 670.
This novel study includes chapter-by chapter comprehension and inference short answer and discussion questions and vocabulary study that meet several Common Core Standards for reading literature and language for grades 6-8. The questions help guide students into making inferences about clues in the text. Answers are provided.
There's a worksheet to compare denotative, connotative, and figurative meanings of words. There are vocabulary cards for a word wall, and separate cards with definitions/words for matching game. Also included are student culminating project ideas.
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