My Brother Sam is Dead - Novel Study

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5th - 7th, Homeschool
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Study My Brother Sam is Dead by James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier. This novel study is 21 pages long plus pages for the answer key. The unit on My Brother Sam is Dead comes with 4 quizzes (each with 5 questions), 3 worksheets, a writing essay assignment, and a fun illustration project.

A graphic organizer, essay directions, and illustration directions are included. Rubrics are included for both the essay, and illustration assignment. This unit is a thorough study of My Brother Sam is Dead.


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Total Pages
21 + Answer Key
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 months
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, at the high end of the grades 4–5 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Describe how a particular story’s or drama’s plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone.


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