For the novel Refugee by Alan Gratz, this novel study can offer several different uses. It could supply homework, facilitate guided reading groups, or stimulate whole class reading analysis for each chapter. The document has 18 assignments - one for each set of character chapters of the book - and each assignment includes 8 questions aligned to CCSS ELA skills. If you're looking for a comprehensive unit and suite of materials for Refugee that INCLUDES this resource, check out Refugee by Alan Gratz Unit: Comprehensive Suite of Materials
This resource is also technology friendly! It can be utilized in classrooms where computers or tablets are central to instruction because the resource has been adapted for digital completion. The resources include links for students to complete any work assigned, such as in-class tasks and mini-quizzes, online via Google Slides and Google Forms. For instance, students can work with the documents in Google Drive or via Google Classroom. With these links, you can have students complete their assignments and mini-quizzes online. All they will have to do for the student pages is either create a text box or fill out a form! There are links for every student page and mini-quiz, making the format friendly not only for technology but also trees. The resources include:
Mini-Quizzes: The mini-quizzes are a way to test students’ comprehension of the text. This space can be used for the three question comprehension quizzes. Ask one question or all three. There are multiple potential uses that could fit the needs of your classroom.
Discussion/Essay Questions: After finishing the novel, these questions will help students synthesize the novel in its entirety. They emphasize key themes and literary skills. They also can stimulate classroom conversations about the important messages the novel conveys.
Answer Key: The key provides potential answers for every question asked in every chapter trio. This includes comprehension quiz questions and analytic questions. Of course, not all analytic questions have just one answer! Part of the strength of the analysis question is the room they leave for students to demonstrate their unique thinking. Therefore, use the answers at your discretion but know they provide a solid foundation for the type of performance that makes for quality work.
The entire resource and its inclusive set of questions allows for multiple potential uses based on your determination about when and where it would be most helpful, either in-class or for homework. All aspects of the assignments, though, are aligned to the Common Core State Standards in order for students to have ample opportunities to practice and demonstrate their knowledge across numerous, essential literary skills.
In this product, Common Core standards covered include:
• Identifying main idea and support using details from the text
• Identifying and analyzing parts of plot – how elements of a story interact
• Identify conflict and types of conflict
• Analyze how conflict affects characters and creates suspense
• Analyze character and make inferences about character motivation
• Identify and analyze symbols for their deeper meaning
• Summarize Ancient Greek myths and how they are presented in the novel
• Identify themes of the text and explain the lesson learned
• Analyze the effectiveness of flashbacks and foreshadowing
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