Questions for page 237-254 of November Blues focus on making comparisons and contrast based on text events.
**Compare and Contrast the way November and Dana deal with Chiquita in front of the school.
When presented with compare/contrast questions, my students would often only do one - compare OR contrast. They would also forget to do the other. For this assignment, I created mini-graphic organizers to ensure that my students answered both parts of each question.
All of the assignments for my November Blues unit were taught to a 9th grade Intensive Reading class, but can be used for other middle or high school grades.
These are not just basic questions about plot! Assignments for this unit are designed to guide reluctant readers through the novel, as well as focus on understanding and make deeper connections with the text.
(pages 5 and 6 of this download offer the exact page numbers in the novel to find each answer)