These graphic organizers are the perfect way to give your students the opportunity to decide what is important while reading Refugee by Alan Gratz. This novel can be difficult for students due to the historical background and the three story lines that make up the novel. Graphic organizers are a great way to help students to understand and make connections while reading.
- Students will begin with a before reading graphic organizer that allows students to research the three historical time periods that are covered in this novel. *1 page
-Students are then provided with a graphic organizer for the chapters. One organizer covers three chapters (one chapter from each story line). Each organizer allows students to choose unknown or important words, choose key points from each story line and an important quote, answer a discussion question/ writing prompt, and illustrate an important scene of their choice. *17 pages
-Finally, students will read and analyze the author's note where Alan Gratz discusses the true stories behind this historical fiction novel. Students will compare and contrast the novel to the actual stories of real people and places. *1 page
Each organizer is labeled with chapter titles and pages numbers.
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