Plot Analysis for the Novel Refugee by Alan Gratz

Grade Levels
5th - 8th
Formats Included
  • PDF
50 pages
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Common core aligned resources include graphic organizers and mini anchor charts to identify and analyze elements of the plot in the novel "Refugee" by Alan Gratz, including inciting incident, rising action/suspense, dynamic characters, and theme. Also included is a page for students to record end of chapter summaries. Many pages can be reused for plot analysis with other novels as well. Answer pages for character journeys and theme are included.

*UPDATED FOR DISTANCE LEARNING* This lesson has been updated with an alternative option of assigning this work as a digital notebook (see page 3 for the link), making it great for distance learning, independent study, or as a digitally enhanced in-class lesson. The Google slides templates are customizable and have been created in the background so that students don’t accidentally delete items. Additional lessons have been added to this digital upgrade that includes comprehension quizzes and formative assessments. The digital reader's notebook is in Google Slides, so please make sure that you will be able to use a Google slides format before purchasing this product for digital use.

Total Pages
50 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 months
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
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.
Analyze the structure of texts, including how specific sentences, paragraphs, and larger portions of the text (e.g., a section, chapter, scene, or stanza) relate to each other and the whole.


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