Nightjohn Novel Study

Grade Levels
5th - 9th, Homeschool
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"This was PERFECT to go along with our NightJohn study! The mini chapter quizzes were a great exit ticket, and the longer chapter questions and analysis/evaluate pieces were fabulous for deeper thinking." - Krystyne

"My students love reading NightJohn. They were eager to complete the activities and share their ideas. This is one of my favorite novels to teach!" - Christine

This is the perfect novel to study for Black History Month or any unit that covers slavery in American History.

This product contains a novel guide and all related resources for teaching Nightjohn by Gary Paulsen. The guide contains chapter-by-chapter activities for using Nightjohn in the classroom.

For each chapter in the novel, the guide contains:

Comprehension questions that require students to use the remembering and understanding levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy (answer key is included for all questions except for opinion paragraphs)

Extension Activities that require students to engage in applying, analyzing, evaluating, and creating levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy.

Quick Quizzes for each chapter that consist of five multiple choice or true or false questions (answer key is included)

9 writing prompt cards that are perfect for writing assessments or as the foundation for an engaging Socratic Seminar discussion.

A BINGO Choice Board of 20 different projects that allow students to creatively show their understanding of the novel and its themes.

Purchase a coordinating set of Nightjohn Task Cards to further encourage deep understanding of the novel or Black History Month Video Notes and BINGO Menu Board.

Check out my other Novel Guides.

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Total Pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.
Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.
Analyze the structure of texts, including how specific sentences, paragraphs, and larger portions of the text (e.g., a section, chapter, scene, or stanza) relate to each other and the whole.


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