This is a 100+ page Common Core aligned complete novel study for Projekt 1065: A Novel of World War II by Alan Gratz.
Set in Nazi Germany during WWII, Projekt 1065 tells the story of a boy that infiltrates the Hilter Youth as an Allied spy. This novel study unit has everything that you will need to teach and assess the novel. The Table of Contents makes finding information quick and easy. The 29-page student packet is perfect for literature circles or independent work.
The student packet includes photographic images of Nazi Germany and WWII to deepen student connections with the text.
Ages 12 and up*
*CONTENT ADVISORY: The book contains violent content. The protagonist gives another 13-year-old boy a severe beating, leaving him “still alive…but just barely.”
Discussion questions and writer’s notebook questions ask students to focus on topics about character, ethics, and peer pressure.
Infiltrate. Befriend. Sabotage. World War II is raging. Michael O'Shaunessey, originally from Ireland, now lives in Nazi Germany with his parents. Like the other boys in his school, Michael is a member of the Hitler Youth. But Michael has a secret. He and his parents are spies. Michael despises everything the Nazis stand for. But he joins in the Hitler Youth's horrific games and book burnings, playing the part so he can gain insider knowledge. When Michael learns about "Projekt 1065," a secret Nazi war mission, things get even more complicated. He must prove his loyalty to the Hitler Youth at all costs -- even if it means risking everything he cares about. Including... his own life.
From acclaimed author Alan Gratz (Prisoner B-3087) comes a pulse-pounding novel about facing fears and fighting for what matters most: "Projekt 1065 A Novel of World War II"
From Kirkus Review: “A rare insider’s glimpse into the Hitler Youth: animated, well-researched, and thought-provoking."
From School Library Journal: “While the book is replete with fascinating historical insight, Gratz has also crafted a suspenseful mystery that will keep readers on the edge of their seats. With short, action-packed chapters, it is a great choice for reluctant readers as well." ~SLJ
Read the book review of Projekt 1065 on my blog.
ALL ANSWER KEYS ARE INCLUDED.
Included in this Novel Study:
Introductory and Informational Materials:
▸CCSS Checklists for grade 7
Vocabulary Building Materials:
▸Vocabulary Master List
▸“Mark My Words” Student Vocabulary Bookmark
▸Vocabulary Crossword Puzzles (answer keys included)
▸Word Wall Cards
▸Vocabulary and Definition Cards
▸Vocabulary Quiz (answer key included)
Student Packet (divided into 3 sections) featuring:
▸Vocabulary Crossword Puzzles
▸Focused Instruction on Figurative Language
▸Open Response Questions
▸Writing Prompts (Theme and Summary)
▸Writer’s Notebook Questions
▸Character Study Graphic Organizer
▸Projekt 1065 Q & A File Folder Dice Game
▸Vocabulary Quiz (matching)
▸Final Exam (M/C plus write a summary)
Common Core Standards utilized with this unit:
L 7.4, 7.4a, 7.4c, 7.4d
L 7.5, 7.5b
Skills addressed in this book study guide include:
▸point of view
▸figurative language (recognizing and explaining)
▸compare and contrast characters
▸Hilter and Nazi Germany
▸20th century history
▸children and war
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