One Crazy Summer Novel Unit Free

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Novel Queen
Grade Levels
4th - 9th
Formats Included
  • PDF
26 pages
Novel Queen


This novel unit uses proven strategies that hold students accountable for high levels of engagement in rigorous, high-interest, complex text. One Crazy Summer is a highly acclaimed historical fiction novel that is based in 1960's Oakland, CA. It is rapidly becoming a must-read novel for any 4-9th grader especially in studies of civil rights. This unit helps to scaffold reading comprehension for many types of readers in numerous formats. It can be used for intervention groups, book groups, and novel studies for at-risk to advanced readers (and everyone in between). This unit includes the first ten chapters and answers. After students engage deeply in this format they can then read the rest of the novel independently. All 33 chapters, answers, extensions in vocabulary, character analysis and studies of theme are included in the paid deluxe version.

Total Pages
26 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
3 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.
Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.


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