Morning Girl by Michael Dorris is a great historical fiction novel study for 4th to 6th grade students. Morning Girl provides a look into the life of the Taino Indians before Columbus arrived.
There are many reading activity pages from which to choose in this low prep literature resource.
CCSS 5th grade
Sample Pacing Chart to Organize and Plan Daily Activities
Reading Comprehension Questions
Character Chart (with text evidence)
2 Venn Diagrams (compare Morning Girl and Star Boy, compare morning and night)
Figurative Language (similes, metaphors, personification)
Story Plot Map
Self-Portrait Descriptive Writing Activity
Expository Text (hurricanes)
Cause and Effect
Perspective/Point of View (student opinion v Columbus)
**Teacher notes, sample, or answer keys provided for all handouts except the vocabulary lists**
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Literature Unit, Novel Study, Reading Groups, Book Study, Historical Fiction, Columbus, Taino Indian, New World, explorers