This is a study guide for the novel "Jake" by Audrey Couloumbis. The story focuses on a ten year old boy and his feeling of wanting to be able to care for himself when his mother breaks her leg just before Christmas and ends up in the hospital. Jake is taken care of by a grandfather he does not know and his neighbor. He discovers the value of family and friends during this time. It deals with the difficult time between childhood and adolescence and the need to be grown-up in a difficult time.
The study guide includes a plan for reading the book that students fill in and questions to answer while reading the book. The questions include simple questions to show knowledge of the text. There are also analytical questions that ask the student to think critically about the text and what the student would do in a similar situation.
This is a great book to study just before Christmas.
Reading level for this book is 4.0. There is an Accelerated Reading quiz for the book.
Dr. Linda Miedema