Moon Over Manifest is a Newberry book by Clare Vanderpool. It is a story set alternately in 1918 Manifest, Kansas and 1936 Manifest, Kansas. Abilene must learn the truth from an old "diviner"--the truth about her father and a town full of sadness and loss. It is a wonderful work of historical fiction that will engage students. Bootlegging, murder, death, and humor make this an appealing book for girls and boys.
This study, as with all my studies, requires students to think deeply and critically about text.
The study includes:
1. Chapter-by-chapter guide questions.
2. Vocabulary embedded in the guide questions.
3. Figurative language embedded in the guide questions.
4. Analyzing specific text for its signifcance.
5. Examining theme.
6. Examining symbolism.
7. Figurative language analysis.
8. Analyzing the names of characters.
9. Writing activity that asks students to explain key words from the novel.
10. Examining allusions.
11. Writing about the story using vocabulary words from the text.
12. Examining foreshadowing.
13. Examining irony.
14. List of writing prompts for journaling or formal writing assignments.
15. Writing a personal narrative.
16. Writing a personal letter.
17. A project: telling a true or fictional story using narration, advertisements, news articles, and personal letters.
Moon Over Manifest Novel Study Analyzing Text
by Dianne Watson
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