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Refugee by Alan Gratz Novel Study: Digital + Printable Book Unit

Gay Miller
Grade Levels
5th - 7th, Homeschool
Resource Type
Formats Included
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  • Internet Activities
  • Google Apps™
300 printable pages + Google Digital Slides + 19 Boom Learning Decks
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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 digital + 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.)

Where to Find Digital Resources

Multiple-choice, matching, and other question-types that can be graded by a machine were created using Boom Learning. Open-ended questions that require students to write paragraphs, games, and organizers were created using Google Slides.

For Google Slides

• 19 Constructed Response Writing Questions

Activities and/or Digital Graphic Organizers for

• Charts for Collecting Information for Refugee Essay

• Pronoun Organizer

• Figurative Language

• Compare and Contrast Writing

• Punctuation (Commas, Parenthesize, and Dashes)

• Spelling Rule

• Context Clues Organizers

Digital Task Card hosted by Boom Learning

• 18 vocabulary/comprehension decks

• 1 deck on Context Clues

Online Quizzes Created with Hot Potatoes

• 18 comprehension quizzes
(These are the same questions as the Boom Learning Digital Task Cards.)

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

• Password for Interactive Quizzes


• 19 Constructed Response Writing Questions/Aligned to the Common Core State Standards

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

Please download the preview for a closer look.

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Total Pages
300 printable pages + Google Digital Slides + 19 Boom Learning Decks
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 month
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Interpret figures of speech (e.g., personification) in context.
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 common, grade-appropriate Greek or Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word (e.g., audience, auditory, audible).
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.


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