Middle school fantasy novella by the author of Game of Thrones that will hold student attention as a short read-aloud or easier reading level independent selection.
Aligned with CCSS RL.1, RL.2, RL.3, RL.4 standards for text support, characterization, vocabulary development and more. Beautifully written and challenges adolescents to delve into themes of heroism, love, death, and sacrifice. Lower reading level selection for differentiated literature circles or for independent critical reading, and also works for close listening.
--30 pages of visually-appealing handouts of chapter questions for close reading/listening. Variety of formats. See the Preview for samples!
--bonus handout of literary terms covered in the questions
--6 lined decorated sheets for the written responses (or other
winter writing activities)
--complete Answer Key and Teacher Tips, including discussion tips
Written as a short story before Song of Ice and Fire, Martin later released it as a children's story. The bittersweet, gripping tale is set in a time of war and violent battles between dragonriders, probably not for elementary level.
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