This version was updated November 28, 2015. More than 30 links to websites are embedded in this PDF document designed to be used on a computer or tablet (perfect for iPads or Chromebooks) while reading Pasquala, so your students are just click away from activities, additional research, videos, and more. Included in this document are questions and activities developed to aid and deepen comprehension and spark critical thinking—all in line with Common Core.
It can be used individually or as a class; use all or part of it; the many links to enrichment material make it ideal for early finishers and great for homeschoolers, too.
Your time is valuable, so this PDF provides the perfect platform for doing an in-depth, cross-curricular novel study combining language arts with social studies and even science (history of California, California Native Americans, Yokut and Chumash History, California Mission History, figurative language, science (Native American use of animals, earthquakes, tides, diet). I made every effort to balance additional online reading with video, audio, and images to keep students engaged and to expose them to diverse media.