Refugee Novel Study: vocabulary, comprehension, writing, skills

Gay Miller
Grade Levels
5th - 7th
Formats Included
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290 pages
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Refugee by Alan Gratz Novel Study contains lessons aligned to the Common Core Standards (CCSS) for grades 5-7. This comprehensive printable unit includes vocabulary practice, comprehension quizzes/chapter questions, constructed response writing prompts, skill practice, and language arts lessons.

Be sure to check out all three versions of the Refugee Book Unit to determine which best fits your teaching needs and style.

Version #1 -- Refugee [Alan Gratz] Google Digital + Printable Book Unit (This product contains the entire printable version + interactive quizzes + Google Digital Slides.)

Version #2 -- Refugee [Alan Gratz] Printable Book Unit (This product contains the entire printable version.)

Version #3 -- Refugee [Alan Gratz] Abridged Printable Book Unit (This version contains vocabulary practice, comprehension questions, and constructed response writing.)

The printable resource includes the following:

Lesson Plans at a Glance


• Vocabulary List (38 focus words)

• Vocabulary Bookmarks

• Vocabulary Word Cards

• Vocabulary Practice Booklet (20 page booklet)

• Vocabulary Test


• 18 Comprehension Quizzes (1 for every three chapters) with multiple choice, sequencing, matching, and short answer


• 19 Constructed Response Writing Questions

Language Arts and Reading Skills

Skill Practice/ Aligned to the Common Core State Standards

• Charts for Collecting Information for Refugee Essay

• Pronouns (Subjective/ Objective/ Possessive) Organizer

• Figurative Language Organizer

• Compare and Contrast Writing Unit

Lesson #1 – Two Ways to Compare Topics

Lesson #2 – Writing a Thesis Statement

Lesson #3 – Writing an Introductory Paragraph

Lesson #4 – Writing Body Paragraphs

Lesson #5 – Writing the Conclusion

Lesson #6 – Editing and Proofreading the Essay

• Punctuation Organizer (Commas, Parenthesize, and Dashes)

• Spelling Rules Organizer and Printables for Prefixes meaning NOT

• Context Clues Organizers and Task Cards

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Total Pages
290 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 month
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Verify the preliminary determination of the meaning of a word or phrase (e.g., by checking the inferred meaning in context or in a dictionary).
Use context (e.g., the overall meaning of a sentence or paragraph; a word’s position or function in a sentence) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.
Spell correctly.
Recognize and correct vague pronouns (i.e., ones with unclear or ambiguous antecedents).
Recognize and correct inappropriate shifts in pronoun number and person.


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