Phoebe, the Spy, Griffin's book about a thirteen year old Black girl who saves George Washington, is a GREAT READ ALOUD, especially for either Black History Month or Women in History. Here are questions - including many quotes - ideal for either a read aloud or guided reading. ANSWERS INCLUDED
I've broken up the book into parts and titled each part: Introduction; The Spying Began; Things Happened Quickly. An accompanying vocabulary page is included, aligning with the three parts of the book. For enrichment, I've included a spelling ladder for the vocabulary words that I list, as every CCSS ELA from 3rd to 8th grade lists spelling - age appropriate.
There is a Quiz - fifteen items: multiple choice and complete the sentences.
I've added a one page graphic organizer for "Following the Mystery's Path" which serves as a summary of the story.
There is also a word search for names in the novel and a scramble word fill-in.
I've included my three writing topics and the ideas that spark responses from students; one of those writing topics is creative writing.
A short lesson on using quotation marks for dialogue (and applicable to the creative writing topic above) and another for proofreading are included, both using sentences and paraphrasing from the novel.
Prints well in color or in black and white.
Common Core State Standards - ELA - in this unit: RL 2, 3, 4; RI 3 W 2, 3
The Listeners is another outstanding book to use as a read-aloud during Black History month or anytime while studying the Civil War. Here is a link to my product for that book.
The Listeners, by Gloria Whelan
Other Revolutionary War related novel units I have:
A REBEL AMONG REDCOATS by Jessica Gunderson
GEORGE WASHINGTON'S SOCKS by Elvira Woodruff
THE FIGHTING GROUND by Avi
WOODS RUNNER by Gary Paulsen
Civil War novel units I sell include:
SHADES OF GRAY by Carolyn Reeder
BULL RUN by Paul Fleischman